BENEFITING: KIDS OF KATHMANDU INC
Benefiting: The children of Nepal via Kids of Kathmandu Inc. In May 2016, we partnered with Kids of Kathmandu to volunteer in Kavre, Nepal to help rebuild Shree Jana uddhar lower secondary school. The experience in the modest sense was remarkable. While our manual labor contributions were fractional among the overall rebuilding efforts, the engagement and support received from family, friends, and work colleagues has been incredibly generous. Audi of America assisted tremendously by donating funds to supply the school with a new interior (including schoolroom desks and library furniture) and a clean water filtration system.
The goal of this Crowdrise is to provide and raise this same support for a neighboring school.
Two ways to support:
1. Donate! All donations will go to supply the interior of the second school. All fixtures are locally sourced in Nepal and 100% of all money raised will be going directly to the school. The water filtration system has already been funded by Audi or America!
2. Volunteer! A second volunteering trip is being planned and will occur in early 2017. Please contact Kids of Kathmandu (info@KidsOfKathmandu.com) for inquiries.
Nepal has received strong support from various countries and organizations but there is still significant work to be done.
Who we are:
Eric Socia (Santa Monica, CA) I grew up near Detroit, studied Finance & International Business, and I work in the automotive industry. I love spending time traveling and photographing other countries/cultures. After traveling to a few undeveloped counties, I decided I wanted to contribute to help areas that are in need of it. The news and staggering statistics from Nepal’s earthquake caught my attention and I began researching ways to help out. I’m still amazed how far a little can go and am humbled by how grateful and positive the Nepali people have been.
Matt Mckown (Santa Monica, CA) I’m originally from Chicagoland and now live in Southern California working in the automotive industry. Growing up I participated in numerous Habitat for Humanity rebuilding projects during summer breaks from school. After seeing images of the catastrophic devastation resulting from the April 2015 earthquake in Nepal, I knew more could be done than just sharing a hashtag on social media. With my passion for travel and photography, and a desire to volunteer, research began to find an organization who shared my same vision. Partnering with Kids of Kathmandu and volunteering for our first work trip, we experienced first-hand how great of an impact one person can have. ------------------------------------------
About Kids of Kathmandu (http://kidsofkathmandu.org/) Kids of Kathmandu is a non-profit organization founded in 2010 to fund education and supporting services to marginalized Nepali children. After the April 2015 earthquake, they partnered with friends at Asian Friendship Network (AFN) to Rebuild 50 schools. Partnering with AFN with their experience in constructing over 80 Nepali schools allows both organizations to focus on each others strengths to deliver a complete learning experience to the kids to better prepare them for an ever evolving Nepal. Kids of Kathmandu and many of their partners have done a great deal of work to ensure that the 50 schools we rebuild in rural Nepal will be safe and affordable. Their design and engineering work allows them and others groups to maximize donor’s dollars to provide a 21st century educational experience to prepare the children for their future in Nepal.