Kids at School in Nepal (KASIN) was founded in 2005 as a small charity and is making a big difference to the lives of hundreds of Nepali children. Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries on earth and its people are utterly delightful but it is the 12th poorest country in the world. 85% of the population live in remote rural villages, 60% have no electricity, 38% have no toilet and 45% are illiterate.
Most teachers in remote schools have no formal training. KASIN works directly with schools, teachers and volunteers. All of its funds go directly into projects, improving school facilities, providing teacher training, learning materials etc. We listen to local needs and then support them. Trustees visit annually at their own expense to ensure funding has been allocated in line with our constitution ‘To advance the education of children in Nepal’.
We are well supported by expatriate Nepalis in the UK, who also donate regularly. If this is a cause you feel you could support, please consider donating either a single sum or a monthly payment to KASIN.
£5 each month pays for a child’s education in school (including uniform and books). A typical primary school teacher’s salary in Nepal is £700 and a head teacher might earn £850. You can donate through www.virginmoneygiving.com. Don’t forget to Gift Aid your donation if you are a UK tax payer.