This is a special thank you and update to all of you who supported our recent fundraising effort for work in Nepal. Some of you have contributed over and over to help the Social Artistry work move forward in Nepal. Two years ago the Nepali social artists asked that we help them get a real foothold and ongoing momentum for the Social Artistry work there. They believe that if we could support with $3600 a year for three years, there would be a strong enough contingent of trainers there and sufficient people with knowledge of Social Artistry to continue on their own.
During the end of the first year, we witnessed the formation of a team of 8 in Nepal to manage and train. A couple of the trainers came to the US for training during that first year as well. Janet Sanders continues to do training there, and this year Kris Harrington accompanied Janet to Nepal to train and support. What emerged this year is the need now to translate the trainer’s manual, which is estimated to cost $1200.
Thanks to the support from all of you, we will be sending $1,400 to complete this year’s commitment to the $3,600 for this year. We will send $900 for the first quarter of 2015, and we will send $600 toward the funding of the manual translation work.
In appreciation for you being the support.
This project directly results in poverty reduction, increased literacy, protection for children, rights for women, livelihood for families, reduction in HIV/AIDS. This project provides leadership training and financial resources for 125 trainers nationally to train 5000 people in leadership resulting in 3000 projects and 1000 Teaching Learning Communities that promote community development and the building of the nation.
Photo, top: Jan Sanders leads group in leadership development