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.