Foundation donates to Sankhu Palubari Community School

WP_20170416_15_20_39_ProWP_20170416_15_26_23_ProWP_20170416_15_26_45_ProWP_20170416_15_26_52_ProThe Foundation pledged their donation to the  Sankhu Palubari Community school. A House party was held at David and Mary Parker’s house for the Sankhu Palubari Community School and our pledge was matched.They took a moment to remember Emily and her contributions to the school during the program.

We will be supporting the textbooks for students in nursery through grade 10.This year the students will have a new school, as their school was destroyed in the earthquake.

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.

We are very proud of the school, Advocates for Human rights, and thank David and Mary Parker for their long friendship with Emily.india and nepal, beckyand laura 398emily-182.jpg

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Foundation Donates to the Summer Arts and Leadership Camp in Missoula, MT

WORD’s Summer Arts and Leadership Camp (SALC) serves up to 50 homeless children and youth, free of charge, as well as those at-risk of homelessness in the Missoula community, ages 8-14 years. This is the only annual camp of its kind in the state. The students served by this camp are typically below peer level in academics and social skill development, and have spent great personal resources coping with transient housing and the attending family and school chaos. Children whose families are in transition and who are economically disadvantaged are unable to access the same opportunities and resources that their middle-income counterparts do. Summer camp provides opportunities for students in transition to benefit from new experiences, mentoring relationships, leadership skill building, and a deeper connection with their community. In addition, camp activities are closely tied to statewide grade-specific learning targets adopted by Missoula County Public schools (MCPS).

This camp is invaluable to the youth that it serves, offering a real chance for them to strengthen and improve not just their academics, but to also improve their problem solving and social skills which often will carry them through a school year full of strife and transition on the home front. Summer Arts and Leadership Camp provides an opportunity to develop educational goals, conflict resolution skills, and positive self-esteem in homeless and at-risk youth. These skills are transferable to both the students’ home and school lives, reducing conflict and strengthening their family life as well as increasing their school success.

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Emily Sandall Global Citizen Award given at the Nepal School

This academic year the Emily Sandall Global Citizen award was given at the Sankhu-Palubari Community School to Ms. Sunita Dangal, a Grade 7 student. She was selected for her active participation in the student government activities and overall achievement. In the debate competition, Sunita placed 3rd in the school. Sunita was awarded an Oxford Dictionary sent by the Emily Sandall Foundation.

Here is the inscription:
“Congratulations on receiving the Emily Sandall Global Citizen award. Emily cared deeply for the quality of education and human rights for the students of your school.She lived in Sankhu and worked at your school in 2001. She fund-raised for your school through high school and college.
Emily was an excellent student like you and strived to make the world a better place through her global community service.
Emily would be very proud of you and your achievements.
We are proud of you and congratulate you again.
The Emily Sandall Foundation
Continue to strive for excellence, hard work and kindness. Thank you.”
Emily would be so incredibly proud of this award and Sunita on her excellent achievements.

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Fellow Menogyn Guide Donates to Foundation

Thanks so much to Natalie Bowker, a fellow Menogyn guide with Emily, for her generous donation to our Foundation in honor of Emily:
“My 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training is rapidly coming to an end. Like many growth-filled experiences, it’s bittersweet to be wrapping it up. I will be teaching a donation based Mellow Vinyasa-heart opening flow. All donations made will be going to the Emily Sandall Foundation. ”
Thank you Natalie!

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Foundation donates to Rise Now

The Emily Sandall Foundation is proud to give a donation to Rise Now, an organization that works with rural communities in Mexico to organize the building of playgrounds of recycled tires. These playgrounds will directly:
– Improve the lives of hundreds of children by providing new opportunities for safe, imaginative play and the benefits play provides.
– Train local community members in tire construction techniques, as well as methods for proper playground care and maintenance.
– Repurpose 50-100 discarded tires, saving them from incineration causing extreme air pollution or from sitting in landfills where they serve as Malaria and Dengue breeding grounds.
I know Emily would love this project as she was passionate about ensuring that all children have access to free, creative play.

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