23 hours ago

Family & Friends Project

In case you missed it.For our bringbooks.org program, whoever makes a request for books, whether schools, children’s homes, or literacy programs, we like to ensure that the institution has an adequate and suitable space for books, one that allows for easy access and that there is a person in charge who can take care of the books and promote reading.

Here are some of the schools we provided support for, 3 of which were identified as a result of our short term teacher development workshops in Kalaiya, Bara District, thanks to the Nepal English Language Teachers Association (NELTA), both the National Office and the Local branches in Kathmandu and Bara respectively.
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Had another pleasant evening with great food and good company thanks to Sener at Sakleiv Turkish restaurant in Ashiyagawa (they have great lunches too, apparently), to Wolfgang Forster at Estate Wines (www.estatewinesjapan.com) for his generous donation of fine wines, to Gochiso.jp for helping to promote good work through fine dining, and especially to all of the Family (nephew Jordan, all the way from the state of Washington in the US) & Friends from the Kobe area for making the evening the success it was. We were able to make close to ¥50,000 thanks to your generosity, 100% of which will go directly to our programs to help children and women in Nepal. ... See MoreSee Less

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1 week ago

Family & Friends Project

As with our Sponsorship, Nutrition, Teacher Development, and Handicraft programs, our bringbooks.org program, had another successful year and continues to grow and develop.

Almost since the start of Family & Friends Project in 2011, the desire has been to promote literacy and reading development in Nepal. For the last 3-4 years most of our focus has been on reading development getting as many books as we can to schools we work with in Nepal, and that continues to be one of the priorities. This last year we were also able to identify and provide support to groups working on literacy and life-skills development for both children and adults.

We managed to get a total estimated value of over ¥400,000 (~$4,000) of either actual books, or cash for the purchase of books, to 22 institutions - about half to places we have previously given books to, to top-up or replace books, and the rest to new organizations, both of which that have shown interest and commitment to the use and care of books.

Thanks to Yuko, Rie, Yoshiko, Tony, his son, Marian, Drew, and Josh for carting books to Nepal and to the many other supporters, through whose generous financial donations we were able to purchase and distribute books and materials in Nepal; a win-win situation for both the programs as well as the local economies.
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