In November 2018 Pete asked his friends and family to sponsor him to eat nothing but dal bhat – that’s rice and lentils – just like the children here at Aishworya, to raise money to give 5 of the older children the education and opportunity they deserve.
He set up an online Crowdfunder on the JustGiving website, which is an easy way for anyone to raise money for a cause they believe in, and he raised a total of £1,525 for the children’s education.
Sunita, Kalpana, Surendra, Sumitra, and Dilip come from backgrounds of poverty, child labour, and sickness. They joined school late, and really struggled as a result.
Once they reached 15 and 16 years old, they were too old to continue with standard education, so we found them work, volunteering and training that they enjoy.
Catch – up school, which they can attend part-time alongside this, enables them to achieve the basic educational qualification that is the minimum requirement for most decent jobs in Nepal.
Thanks so much to Pete and his friends!