Dear friends, supporters and people interested in our work in Nepal,
This year, as almost everywhere in the world, Corona affected the health, economic and social life of the people in Nepal. The number of people infected with Corona is currently decreasing in Nepal.
The three women's schools - Mahadevi in the Kathmandu valley and Laxmi and Saraswati in the mountains - had to close for a few months. The teachers continued to look after the students during the lockdown, as long as they were reachable. They deserve a lot of thanks for this.
We were very surprised and pleased about the many donations for the "Corona Aid" (overview of the aid: here). The suffering of many families who were in need because of Corona could thus be alleviated somewhat. Our thanks go to our cooperation partners in Nepal, Ms Beena, Mr Anupendra and Mr Robin, who showed great commitment in distributing the relief supplies. Many, many thanks.
Due to Corona, some Nepali classes were cancelled. However, the basic courses are still well attended. We will continue our cooperation in Nepal.
Fortunately, the Georg Kraus Foundation has been supporting the sewing courses at the Mahadevi Women's School for 10 years. Many thanks to the foundation team. Sewing and tailoring courses are also planned for the women of the Sariswati School.
Secretary Barbara Erhardt and 1st chairperson Detlef Gründel were reelected for two years in November.
In the villages there are still many women with no or insufficient school education.
With your help we can help even more women and families. We are very happy about every new member of the association.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and much health, love and strength for 2022.
The world needs solidarity for the challenges of our time.
Only together we can solve problems. Egoism does not help.
Stay with us.
*** due to Corona-situation postponed - new date planned: Sa, 11/26/2022***
Already a tradition: once a year our association organizes a concert with BOB (Beatles of Baltemore). The benefit of the concert is used to support the schools in Nepal. For more details see German version.
While in Germany the Corona-numbers are decreasing & vaccinations are making progress, as in other rich countries, the situation in many countries of the so-called "Third World" is more than precarious. In addition to the health risks, the completely overburdened health systems, political & administrative incompetence & corruption, there are the worsening social problems.
That is why we, as a small association with a few dozen members, have helped several times since March 2020 with monetary donations. Our trusted local partners have bought food, gas, sanitary and medical supplies for everyday use and distributed them to the needy families known to them. These are mainly the families of the women who go to our schools & (an additional private contribution) the employees of a company that offers trekking tours & has not received any orders for almost 1 1/2 years.
Appeal for donations:
So help is still needed - every Euro counts!
Donation account: Verein Mahadevi e.V., IBAN: DE05 6025 0010 0015 0415 66 & BIC: SOLADES1WBN
Donation receipt: if you would like a receipt for the tax office, please note this in the subject of your transfer, including your postal address.
Review of aid to date:
As of the beginning of June 2021, we have helped with these amounts = Total: 27,653€ - thank you to everyone who has donated so far.
- Corona aid to the students of Mahadevi Schools & their families via Anupendra:
Amount in €
- Corona aid to the guides & their families via Robin:
Amoun in €