We were so happy to be hosting our 2nd Annual Fundraiser and Silent Auction at Glo Restaurant + Lounge on November 20th. Paul and his wonderful team at Glo were once again exceptionally welcoming and took great care to ensure our event was an even bigger success than last year.
Tickets were sold out over a week before the event, so we knew we were going to have an amazing evening. Glo helped us decorate the whole space with an abundance of Nepali prayer flags so it looked spectacular. We had just under 100 donations of items to the silent auction which was incredible! The list of donors can be found below and we just want to express our gratitude to those who donated, some for the second year in a row and many for the first time this year. The support we received for this event was exceptional, and it is because of this support we were about to raise just over $21,000 in one night!
Thank-you to everyone who came out to participate in the night, we are lucky to be part of such strong community.
Glo also provided a videographer, Luke Connor Visual, who put together this beautiful video of the evening.
And finally some more pictures of the event. We already can’t wait for next year!
After visiting Aapchaur to see Bandhevi School it was time to travel Sankhuwasaba and see our current school project, Sharada Secondary School. We were welcomed with such joy by both students and the staff. It was a very special day where we spent a few hours learning more about the people of Sharada, and them about us. They invited us to visit with the students and talk about ourselves. In Nepal a “secondary school” has children all the way from kindergarten/nursery age up to grade/year 10 so we had lots of different ages of children to visit with. We also found out we were the first foreigners to ever visit the school so we caused quite a lot of excitement as you can imagine! They had prepared a wonderful local lunch of Dhal Bhaat for us, followed by dancing performed by students and an example of a local game.
Here are just a few of the images from this wonderful day…
Please join us for our 2nd Annual Silent Auction and Fundraiser at the beautiful Glo Restaurant + Lounge. Last year was a huge success, we sold out tickets and raised nearly $10,000. This year we are hoping to raise even more money for our current project, Sharada Secondary School, and our future projects. We have tons of silent auction items this year, please check our Facebook for more information. You can purchase tickets here, and we expect to sell out again so don’t delay.
We arrived in Nepal 6 days ago, jet lag has finally left us! We spent the first 4 days acclimatizing and visiting some of the sites of Kathmandu before our visit to Aapchaur to see the completed school. We arrived during Dashain, the biggest festival time of the year.
After a 2 hour 4×4 adventure we arrived to an incredible welcome at the school. The whole village had turned out to thank us for rebuilding their school. We had brought specially made money boxes for all the children as they get given money at festival time. The whole experience was breathtakingly wonderful for all the ABIN team.
Here are some pictures of our time so far…