"What we are learning around the world is that if women are healthy and educated, their families will flourish. If women are free from violence, their families will flourish. If women have a chance to work and earn as full and equal partners in society, their families will flourish. And when families flourish, communities and nations do as well.” --Secretary of State and former First Lady Hillary Clinton Remarks for the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women - Beijing, China, Sept. 1995
Education is one of the most powerful ways to address social change. Due to gender discrimination and poverty, girls in Nepal are often deprived of a full education - leaving some 57% of the women in the country illiterate. Please join me in helping to educate Manisha so that she can be part of the change we want to see in the world.
I have chosen to fundraise on behalf of Manisha Aryal because her father died a few years ago and her mother is struggling to raise the family of 5 on her own. Manisha loves to read books, and shows great potential for having a bright future if she is able to stay in school and continue her studies.
There are 4 easy ways to show your support of education for girls:
OPTION 1: Donate to the Event online. Hit the orange DONATE button on the right and enter your donation information through this website. All donations are tax deductible.
OPTION 2: Donate to the Event by mail. Please mail a check to:
Friends of VIN
190 Haiku Rd.
Haiku, HI 96708
OPTION 3: Help us fundraise by simply spreading the word (no money necessary). You can do this by sharing this link on facebook, via email, or through this website. To spread the word through this website,
- Step 1: Scroll down to the Team Leaderboard at the bottom of the event page and join the Team of your choice.
- Step 2: Sign in or sign up for a Crowdrise account
- Step 3: Edit and review your page and then send the link to your friends and family asking THEM to donate!
OPTION 4: Start your own team and fundraise for one of these girls who still need sponsorship to continue their education.
For only $230 a year, one girl will receive a year’s schooling, covering the cost of:
- admission fees
- examination fees
- monthly tuition fees
- two sets of uniforms (shirt, pant, sweater, tie, belt, shoes, bag, etc.)
- stationery and books
- child club support
- support for community development activities
- administrative charge (including correspondence, follow up and monitoring of the sponsored child)
Will you help?
This fundraiser is being managed by Friends of Volunteers Initiative Nepal (based out of Hawaii). They are offereing a contest to promote participation. Now is your chance to donate to be entered in this drawing!
You can win a FREE week’s accommodation in a vacation rental in Haiku, Maui! We have 3 categories, with a free Maui week awarded to the winner of each. Contest ends Dec. 31st, 2012!
Contest #1: 'Wild Card’ Drawing - Each person who donates automatically gets entered to win!
Contest #2: For the person who recruits the most people to participate, either by getting them to donate, join or create a team
Contest #3: For the person who raises the most funds for this event.
Drawing will be held January 2nd, 2013.