We The Trees

Maha Laxmi School Garden Project

A campaign by Benjamin van Ooij

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Successfully funded on September 5, 2012
A campaign by Benjamin van Ooij
1 campaigns, 1 contributions
  • Contribute $5 or more

    Anybody who contributes can live with the great thought that in this amazing country Nepal, that at least some of the children who are not so well off will receive healthy fruit or vegetables. And please feel free to come and visit when you are here!

    Everybody that contributes will receive an illustrated monthly newsletter by email. Please send us your motivation of why you have chosen to contribute to THIS project and we can place this in the newsletter with a reaction of a student.

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  • Contribute $10 or more

    Receive a hand-drawn card from one of the children of the school.

    2 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $15 or more

    Receive a handmade batik painted cloth with a representation of traditional Nepali life.

    5 contributor(s) chose this reward.
  • Contribute $100 or more

    Receive a small Thangka painting (a holy Buddhist painting) made by one of the local artists. Or, if preferred, a great handicraft made by one of the local social organizations.

    3 contributor(s) chose this reward.

In the amazing country, Nepal, I am working as a volunteer in a public school. The name of the school is Maha Laxmi Lower Secondary School and is located in Nakipot, Lalitpur.

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Many children in Nepal do not have the luxury of a balanced diet and access to healthy, nutritious food.

Public schools do not have sufficient funds themselves to do anything out of the box. And this is exactly what we are doing now.
We are creating an organic school garden with the use of permaculture principles.

The main goals of the project are:
  1. To have access to healthy, nutritious, organic food
  2. To have a self-dependent and sustainable organic school garden
  3. To include practical learning into the school curriculum
All together we have made a school garden design and we are now constructing a demonstration area.

For the next phases and coming activities we need your financial support.

  • Trees, plants, bamboo, compost and other garden materials.
    For this we need $ 400
  • Teaching material for the kids to learn about organic gardening and permaculture.
    For this we need $ 500
In total we need $900 dollars. With that money we can do a lot!

If we raise more than this we will invest in trees and plants for our nursery that we will donate to the community surrounding the school.

Thank you so much for your consideration.