Small and big wishes from Nepalese…, for which we can use your gift well.
Wish list 2017
We have small and big wishes for which we can use your donations. In our wish list you can find one time wishes as well as structural wishes.
The support in education projects varies from the building of earthquake resistant schools, the financing of teacher’s salaries, organizing training programs for teachers and financing libraries and computer education.
New agreements about donations for financing the salaries of teachers are necessary. In 2015 several agreements ended. We have also raised the salaries, because the government salaries were much higher. The new teacher salaries that we are paying are still much lower, 20-60 euro per month (20-35%). Making a few year agreement with Madat give people in the Netherlands up to 50% reduction of the gift in taxes, because Madat Nepal is an ANBI foundation.
A teacher class 1-5 1300 euro per year
A teacher class 6-8 1500 euro per year
A teacher class 9-12 1950 euro per year
Education improvement projects
With co financing of Edukans we could realise in the past several education improvement projects. Children in the mountain area that move from a primary school to a lower secondary school in another place, often face an education backlog. The reason is that teachers of the first five classes of primary schools had no more education than ten classes themselves. They never had any didactic training. Our education improvement projects for teachers of the primary level help all the teachers to develop skills in different subjects. They also can get an official certificate from the government so they can continue their job. For the moment we like to continue these programs yearly. The costs per training are about 2500 euro. At the end of 2017 we hope to start the fourth training.
Construction and repair of schools that are damaged by the earthquake
The damage done by the earthquake is so immense big that reconstruction will take many years, especially in the mountain area. We did get a lot of earthquake donations that go mainly to the costs of rebuilding earthquake resistant school buildings. In 2016 en 2017 we have completely rebuilded four schools as a replacement of completely collapsed schools. Everything is done according to the government instructions. A new school that is earthquake resistant costs about 25.000 to 30.000 euro, dependant how far away they are from the road. Each donation is welcome.
Madat Nepal already finances several educations of young people that want to continue their study after getting their school leaving certificate but are not able to pay that. In Mechchhe Pauwa children of poor families are inspired to finish their education and can get a sponsorship if they are successful. Each donation for these children is welcome.
- At this moment wo girls from Mechchhe Pauwa are following an education to become a midwife. Their names are Ranjita Raya and Pancha Maya Tamang. Costs: ca 1300 euro per person for 1 ½ year. A third girl will start at the end of this year. For these three trainings the costs are already covered. For a fourth girl we still look for sponsor money.
2. Plumbers training. Seven students from Mechchhe Pauwa are interested to do this training. We are still looking how to realize this.
3. Deaf girls: We pay the school fee for two girls. One girlhas to go to school for level 9 and 10 in Kathmandu. She stays intern. Costs: 1200 per year. A second girl lost her parents and lives with her grandparents who need help themselves. Her school fee is 650 euro per year for the coming five years.
4. Muna Bajagai just finished her twelfth class and is admitted for a training as lawyer in children’s rights. Her family cannot cover the costs completely, so we have decided to sponsor her with 500 euro per year for the coming four years. She says: “I gave my entrance exam in Dadhikot Thimi ( Kathmandu school of law ) and I pass it with good marks. Out of 180 students 120 were chosen and the class will start after 20- 25 days. I am very happy that my dream to study law is being fulfilled. Thanking You!! Love from all family. Muna Bajagai” (26-7 2017)
5. Seven students from Daduwa. The school fee for these children is 500 euro per year.
Sudip Pokharel from a poor Dalit family has serious scars from burning in his face. He is in the first class.
Ranjita Puri from a poor Dalit family. She is in class five.
Sanjina Nepal from a poor family. She is blind in one eye. She s in class five.
Prakita and Prayash Neupane have only their mother. They are in class four and in nursery.
Chadani Moktan het parents passed away. She lives with her grandmother. She is in class four.
Sagar Neupane from a poor family. He is in class two.
Sandhya Tamang has no parents and lives with her grandparents. She is in class two.
6. Sona is a young woman with a daughter and just married her second husband. They both work as cleaners in the Siddhi Memorial Hospital in Bhaktapur. The hospital has asked us if we can sponsor Sona to do an education as nurse. They can only pay a part of this training from their salary. So we have decided to sponsor the training with 500 euro per year for three years.
The Siddhi Memorial Hospital
This hospital has 50 beds for mother-and-child care, especially for the poor people. The hospital faces the problem that the expenses are higher than the income, because of the costs for the staff. Every donation is welcome. Madat Nepal has supported this hospital already 25 years, from the start of the hospital.
Help for old people
In one of our newsletters about the earthquake victims, we mentioned Asha Maya. She was living in unbearable conditions. We brought her to the home for the elderly people near Siddhi Memorial Hospital. Costs per year are 1500 euro. She is living here permanently and gets medical care, physiotherapy, food and takes part in the daily programs. Part of the 1500 euro is used for older people that cannot pay anything and still are taken care of.
Multiple disabled children
The Nepalese government is minimally taking care of multiple disabled children. This fragile group of children becomes very isolated without care and the parents –mostly a single mother- can hardly work for an income because of the care of the child. Many children have also epilepsy and expensive medicines are necessary. The parents cannot pay this. Only help from outside can help these fragile children.
At this moment we have build a daycare centre, complete with equipment. We also financed a bus that is taking the children -who are living too far away or are not able to walk- in two shifts up and down to the centre.
Out of 40 registered children maximum 30 came to the daycare centre. Now there is a bus, all are coming. And there is a waiting list. So the daycare centre is too small and we want to build an extra floor. We like to finance this project together with the Wilde Ganzen foundation. There are also a lot of structural costs that need to be financed.
Extra floor daycare centre: 27.000 euro. For the equipment (7.000 euro) we already have received a donation from the Johanna Donk-Grote Foundation
Salary support per month for five care takers: 2600 euro per year
Salary music teacher 450 euro per year (provided for four years)
Bus driver 1500 euro per year
Day care assistant and helper driver 1500 euro per year
Five year an extra staff care taker 2000 euro per year (already provided)
Support medicines: costs unknown
Support boys with muscular dystrophy
The health of the boys is –as expected- going backward. We did some restoration of the building. We like to continue with the support of these boys and care takers in the last years of their lives. Each donation is welcome. We have one guaranteed donation of 500 euro per year.
Continuation of medical school screening and health education
It is our experience in the past 25 years that there is no structural medical school screening program. It is still necessary that we finance these programs to signalize in an early stadium eye- and ear problems and problems with teeth. For this reason we like to screen the 1000-1500 students in our project area each two years. We have been asked to make a health camp in Thulo Parsel where we left in 2009 after fourteen health camps. In the past we build here a school and healt post. Several hundred of cataract operations have been done here. We have promised to do this. Many children, also from other schools, will visit the camp.
At the same time we want to give information about ear problems. Too many children have an eardrum perforation. For this an operation in a hospital is necessary, because it can only be done under narcosis. Costs: 7000 euro of which a part is already provided.
We did get signals that cataract operations are necessary.
In spring 2018 we like to have a medical school screening program in the Mechchhe Pauwa area.
Temporarily support with child-birth
The nurse for child-briths in Mechchhe Pauwa is pregnant. She gets leave for six month from the government. There is no replacement. We have been asked to finance the costs of replacement, 825 euro.
We like to finish the realisation of the drinking water project in Mechchhe Pauwa in 2017. This should have been done several years ago, but political problems and bad support (it was contracted out) were the reason that the project could not be completed. On top of that we had to face the earthquake problems and the economic blockade by India. The infrastructure is done, but many mistakes have been made. Reparation will cost 5000 euro.
There is a possibility that Unicef partly participates to extend the project and the people in the village also get water.
A single mother of a seriously multiple disabled son lives with her daughter and the boy in a temporarily shelter of corrugated iron. Her only income is what she earns with knitting caps. Due to the care for her son she cann’t knit more than one cap. Before she was carrying bricks, but due to an operation she cann’t do that anymore. Her multiple handicapped son needs daily epilepsy medicines. Her daughter can go to school. Bringing her son to the health care centre is heavy work, so she cannot bring him every day. They have not food each day. Like her there are three other families with a multiple handicapped child who have extreme problems after the earthquake. We are looking for a sponsor to help her and the other three families to support them with medicines and daily living expenses. We need about 30 euro per month per family. For the first year we have guaranteed 1440 euro for these four families.