Sankhu-Palubari Community School Dedication!

Update on the Sankhu-Palubari Community School dedication:
The annual program and the dedication of the new school building will take place on Friday, Dec. 1. 2017.
Congratulations to Advocates for Human Rights and the SPCS for this very exciting dedication. We wish the students and teachers much success in their new school building!

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Update from Foundation donation to SALC Camp for Homeless

Update from Summer Arts and leadership Camp in Missoula:
They served 36 students, ages 8-14.Some had developmental disabilities and mental health disorders.They were from foster homes,emergency shelters, and motels living with a single parent.There were even 6 refugee children from Eritrea and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
They went horseback riding, whitewater rafting,bowling,did art projects at the Missoula Art Museum, learned African dancing and drumming from Emily’s dear friend Tarn Ream,went to a baseball game,swimming and camping.
Missoula Public schools provided breakfast and lunch.
The report was that camp was a great success. The Emily Sandall Foundation is very proud to be a part of this camp. Wouldn’t Emily love that?

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Sandall Family donates to Nepal school in honor of Emily’s 36th birthday

In honor of Emily’s 36th birthday, The Sandall Family is donating to the Sankhu Palubari Community school in Nepal to provide daily lunch to 36 students. Emily was dedicated to fund-raising for the school through high school and college. She lived in Sankhu and volunteered at the school in 2001.The teachers and principal still remember her fondly.
I think that Emily would really love this.

The Sankhu-Palubari Community School (SPCS) in Nepal provides a free education- from pre-K through grade 10- to the neediest children in this rural Kathmandu Valley area.Founded by the Advocates for Human Rights and operated in partnership with Educate the Children-Nepal and the local community, the school gives a genuine alternative to child labor and a brighter future.
Beginning its first year with 50 students, SPCS now has more than 340 students enrolled. In 2014, the third class of students that began kindergarten at the school graduated from 12th grade. All graduates have continued on to study at a university in Nepal.
The SPCS curriculum includes Nepali, English, grammar, math, science, and social studies. Extracurricular opportunities include poetry, art, music, Nepali dance, speech, and sports. Students also learn the fundamental principles of human rights through “Alfulai Chinau,” a human rights curriculum developed especially for the school. The school also provides a daily meal, health checks, and immunizations for all students.

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Foundation supported playground built in Mexico through Rise Now

Rise Now finished their first playground in Mexico with funding from the Emily Sandall Foundation! The Director of Rise Now said that the community was very enthusiastic and involved in the process. Despite the challenge of building off grid with generators in a super remote location, it was a clear success. We hope that this park will provide enjoyment and learning opportunities for years to come for the small community.

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Emily Sandall Campership Awarded at Camp Menogyn

A deserving camper was awarded a Emily Sandall campership for their trip at YMCA Camp Menogyn this summer.The scholarship application is below.Paul started this fund after his awesome 2008 PCT hike and it has grown with our wonderfully generous Foundation community donations.

We hope that the camper has a wonderful summer at YMCA Menogyn and continues their love for the wilderness and community service.

History and Background of Campership:
Emily Sandall was a Menogyn guide from 2001-2004. Her passions included wilderness adventures and
humanitarian service. When not leading canoe and backpacking trips she worked with street children and
child laborers in Nepal and Mexico. She saw many opportunities in life to teach, to challenge, to laugh, and
dance, and sing and camp, and especially to help others. She lived simply but passionately. Tragically Emily
died in an accident Nov. 2006, at the age of 25.
The Sandall Family and the Emily Sandall Foundation have established YMCA Camp Menogyn camperships in
Emily’s name in an effort to keep alive her spirit of giving and her love for Menogyn. The scholarship is
designed to help a deserving young person experience a Menogyn wilderness trip. The recipient should
show passion for helping others through some community service work. Emily in her short and remarkable
life always tried to combine wilderness adventure with helping others. Her family hopes to foster that in
others through this scholarship.
It is the Sandall family’s hope that this scholarship stimulates interest in community service and wilderness
exploration in deserving teens over many years.
Emily would love to know that her scholarship helps a teen experience the wilderness. She would also love
to spread the message of the importance of volunteer service- helping those less fortunate by giving them
a voice. Emily’s life work combined her love for the wilderness and humanitarian service with passion and
joy. Please tell us how these values are demonstrated in your life.

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