Sandall Family donates to SOAR project in Zambia to help adolescent girls return to school

Sandall Family donates to the SOAR program in Zambia , in honor of Emily, to help support adolescent girls getting back in school.
This project gives us hope as we enter a new year,2021!

By supporting CARE’s SOAR schools in Zambia, we are putting adolescent girls back in school where they belong. We also are helping family members take an active role in supporting developmental opportunities for their daughters, nieces and granddaughters. Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation.

CARE’s SOAR Initiative helps by:
  • Addressing the developmental and learning needs of school-aged girls and their families.
  • Providing access to comprehensive education for out-of-school adolescents.
  • Enhancing the community’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of early childhood care and girls’ education.
Through the Strengthening Opportunities for Adolescent Resilience (SOAR) Project, CARE and its implementing partner, Children’s Sentinel Trust Zambia (CSTZ), will reach 25,000 adolescents and 25,000 children aged zero to six in the two districts. Running from January 2018 through May 2021, the project supports adolescent girls and boys to re-enter school, either directly or through a high-quality accelerated learning program, while also supporting the growth and development of children through early childhood development initiatives within communities.
Reasons for not being in school were lack of support and unplanned pregnancies/early pregnancies. The desire to be literate was the main motivation amongst the adolescents to return to school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this project?!
Happy New Year to all!
Becky, Emily’s mom
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Happy holidays to our Foundation community

Happy Holidays to our Foundation community.
Hoping for peaceful holidays for all.Thank you for your incredible kindness to our family and love for Emily.It truly means so much to us.
This is a tree that was growing too close to the fence in our yard. I first decorated it outside for the neighbor kids to enjoy for a few weeks. Today we brought it in for our Christmas tree!
Wouldn’t Emily love that?! Holiday love to all!???
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Sandall Family donates to the Bellingham Giving Circle

The Sandall Family donated to the Bellingham Giving Circle for the holiday season in honor of Emily.
These children, identified as unaccompanied homeless teenagers, do not live with a parent or guardian but are enrolled in the Bellingham School District. Due to their age and because they have no parent or guardian, they are not eligible for many community services.
The Bellingham Giving Circle is a local non-profit with a mission to support the needs of these homeless kids in order for them to stay in school.
Wouldn’t Emily love this idea?!
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Sandall Family donates to Bellingham homeless shelter

In honor of the 14th anniversary, the Sandall family will be donating warm socks and hats to the homeless shelter in Bellingham. A friend of mine who works in the field will help deliver them and keep me informed what else might be needed in the future. I think Emily would really like that.
The purpose of Base Camp is to help neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. They provide food, shelter, and care to give the guests hope, let them know they have incredible value, and encourage life-change.
At Base Camp, you’ll find:
  • A safe place for 190 people to stay, night or day
  • Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Showers and public restrooms
  • Laundry services
  • Welcoming, supportive staff and volunteers
  • Community-oriented atmosphere
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Foundation sponsors 20 students to attend the Nepal school

In honor of the 20th year of the Sankhu Palubari Community School The Emily Sandall Foundation will be sponsoring  20 students to attend the school.Emily loved the school and worked tirelessly for it. She spent countless hours with her humble fund-raising and her trip to Sankhu where she taught for a short while. Laura and I hold the school dear to our hearts.On our trip to Sankhu we were so impressed with the school, the staff, the Advocates for Human Rights, and the wonderful students.

We are very proud of this school and are so happy to help its future.

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.

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.

The Need
An estimated 2.6 million Nepali children between the ages of 5 and 14 are child laborers. Children work in in dangerous conditions in brickyards, carpet factories, and quarries, or in agricultural and domestic work. Nepali children are also vulnerable to being trafficked to India.

Because Nepali public schools generally charge administrative fees and fees for books, exams, and uniforms, struggling families like those in the Sankhu-Palubari community cannot afford to educate their children. (When the school opened in 1999, more than 50 percent of the 10,000 of the community’s residents were unemployed.) Uneducated and illiterate, children grow up to be impoverished adults, continuing the cycle of poverty.

Many students are members of Nepal’s most marginalized indigenous groups and lower castes — such as the Dalit — who might otherwise be forced to work. SPCS promotes equal access to education for low-income families, and welcomes children regardless of caste, ethnicity, or gender.

Another SPCS focus is supporting girl students so that they stay in school. Currently, more than 50 percent of students at SPCS are girls, a huge gain in the percentage in place when the school first opened. The school has made remarkable strides towards gender parity in a country where education of girls is often not valued equally with education of boys.

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