8th Sept 2010
Branch helps James and Paul to bring clean
water and toilets to Chiti Tilahar School, Nepal
|James and Paul at Chiti Tilahar School, Nepal
The branch has agreed to donate £200 to sponsor
James McDonald, a young person who is looked after by Aberdeenshire
Council. James will be returning to Nepal to help in the construction
of toilets and the installation of a sewage system and CLEAN water
supply at Chiti Tilahar School in Nepal in Novemebr 2010. He will
be supported on the trip by Paul Morrell, who is also a
UNISON member and Branch Contact.
26th July 2010
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Last year the branch helped sponsor James to trek in
the mountains of Nepal as part of a group of looked after young
people from the Who
Cares? Scotland organisation supported by Paul.
This trek was very successful and extremely beneficial to all
the young people involved in the trek. While there, the group
visited 2 remote schools in the mountains and were overwhelmed
when they met the children of the Chiti Tilahar School.
Approximately 800-900 children go there every day, some walking
2 hours each way to a school that has limited resources and no
running water. The children do this because having an education
is a way out of the poverty they're living in.
"The school, but more importantly the children made a huge
impression on all the trekkers and was an extremely emotional
experience for all involved," said Paul. "We had never
met children or teachers so proud of their school and children
so enthusiastic about education."
|The current toilets for 900 pupils
"There and then a decision was made to raise enough money
to install a clean water supply to the school. As well as clean
water, we also intend to install a sewage system and toilets,"
Having raised sufficient money for the project, it is intended
that James along with 3 other young people and their supportive
adults will return to Chiti Tilahar School to help in the construction
of the toilets along with the installation of a sewage system
and CLEAN water supply. This is planned to happen this coming
Paul said, "This, clearly, would be a magnificent opportunity
for James who, through no fault of his own, has had a very unfortunate
start to life, while also leaving a lasting legacy of the "Who
Cares? Scotland" trek."
In order to achieve this James and Paul need to raise about £3400
between them. They are presently planning and undertaking bag
packing in local supermarkets, home bakes, car washing, raffles
etc to help them reach their target. If you would like to support
James and Paul to make a difference in Nepal, click on http://www.justgiving.com/jamesandpaulsloo
and make a donation.