April 2011 - Children of the Mountain

Posted on 30-04-2011

Elearn UK & Stonebridge Associated Colleges have recently donated £250 to Children of the Mountain.

Children of the Mountain is a registered charity whose aim is to address the needs of children in remote areas of Nepal.

Their primary objectives are to:

  1. To provide a safe and secure learning environment.
  2. To ensure every child has access to an education.
  3. To overcome child labour.
  4. To build capacity and train teachers

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in Asia, and indeed the world. 31% of the population live below the poverty line and the country ranks 136 out of 177 in the UNDP Human Development Index.

Children of the Mountain was founded by John Matthews, an Irishman in Dubai, who started the charity following a trekking trip in Nepal in 2009. 

There is now a dedicated committee in place in Dubai and beyond who volunteer their time tirelessly to arrange fundraising events, create school and corporate fundraising initiatives and organise the sending of supplies to Nepal amongst many other activities.

Focus until now has been to raise the required funds to build the Shree Sanskrit Primary and High School in the remote area of Tandrang.  The school officially opened earlier this month and it now educates 750 children.

For more information, please visit: www.childrenofthemountain.com

 

Elearn UK & Stonebridge in the Community

Elearn UK & Stonebridge Associated Colleges are proud to announce our "Stonebridge in the Community" charity scheme. As a college we realise we have a social responsibility to those in our community who are less fortunate and thus we have set up "Stonebridge in the Community". It is our aim to donate at least £500 per month to worthwhile causes. This donation is available to any registered charity or community sports club.

If your charity or sports club would like to apply for the funding you simply need to e-mail the college (info@stonebridge.uk.com) and explain why:

1.         Your charity or sports club should receive the donation
2.         What your charity or sports club intends to do with the funds

We will make a decision monthly on which charity or sports club has been allocated the donation each month

Please note: In order to be eligible for the funding your charity or sports club must agree to allow us to publish their proposal on this page, including any relevant photos. The decision of the college is final and no further correspondence will be entered into, however charities or sports clubs are welcome to submit the same proposal in following months, if unsuccessful. The college reserves the right to not make a donation in a month where it is not felt that it would go to a worthy cause, and likewise the college reserves the right to make more than one donation on months where it believes there to be numerous good causes.

 

Comments

  • AstralW
    24-02-2013 22:29:54
    Will Stonebridge get involved in any charity this year? It would be nice.
  • rebecca bath
    09-11-2012 13:35:13
    it is amazing that you are donating to a great charity, it helps. well done
  • Sophie
    09-11-2012 13:17:44
    A great post, very uplifting and makes me proud to be studying with Stonebridge and e-learn.
  • vivi anderson
    13-03-2012 14:10:19
    What a fantastic charity this is and a very interesting article too
  • Mike Anderson
    27-02-2012 14:04:12
    An excellent Charity which dosent get much attention unfortunatly. well done Stonebridge and Elean.

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