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Nepalese children say thanks
SMILING Nepalese children holding a "Thank You Birkenhead Rotary" placard brought its own reward to club members following a £1,000 donation to a remote school in the Himalayas.
Furniture, building material and educational equipment have been bought for the school which lies in an area of great need.
The Rotary Club's link with the school was formed following a talk given to Birkenhead Rotary members by Jenni Pizer, who spoke of meeting trekking guide Binay Lama.
The talk made Rotarians aware of the lack of educational facilities for women and children in Nepal and they pledged to provide support, for a region where even small donations can make a huge difference.
While visiting England, Binay gave talks about the needs of his area. He recently visited a meeting of the Rotary Club to update its members and to receive the donation.
Norman Jones, president of Birkenhead Rotary commented: "This is a wonderful international project to be involved with.
"We know that the funds are very well used, not just from the images we have been sent but also visits that people from Wirral have made to the village."
Binay thanked the club and its members, advising that funds had been used to provide a wooden floor for a nursery class where the ground was always wet and cold, iron benches for Mendopa school, pencils, pens, paper and funds to support the education of 35 women.
He has invited Birkenhead Rotarians to visit his country "to see the real part of Nepal" and the work being undertaken.
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