Many thanks to Jane Southward one of our trustees for organising this concert at Leigh on Sea
For less than the price of a glass of wine a week, another child will be able to attend school. If you wish to sponsor a child, please click on the link below.
In 2015 , Jenny decided to take a year out from teaching to travel and to work abroad. Her first destination was Nepal, where she was hoping to do some teaching. After the Earthquake, she wanted to be a bit more hands on, so applied through the charity All-Hands to work with post-earthquake relief. She went out to Melamchi village which was a long way from Kathmandu and hadn’t received any real assistance. Her main work was clearing rubble from houses and schools that had been destroyed.
John and Harriet are currently on their Trek, back on the 7th December. We wish them luck
We have long recognised the fantasic work That KTS has been doing in Kathmandu
KTS was initially established to assist the local Pode community of street sweepers because, as a caste of untouchables, these people had been denied education and employment opportunities. The rest of society shunned them and it was virtually impossible to break free of the traditional caste occupations of street sweepers, butchers and small farmers. A childcare project for street cleaning workers was established, followed by adult literacy classes and a nutrition and health clinic, which included an immunisation programme.
In 1984, KTS opened a primary school and introduced a carpet weaving training programme for adults. The KTS organisation today encompasses a free nursery and primary school for 250 children and offers welfare and education for up to 25 orphan/semi-orphan children in the KTS orphanage. KTS provides vocational training for women and young men in carpet weaving, hand knitting and carpentry. KTS supports Fair Trade income-generating programmes for its producers, through the sale of high-quality Fair Trade carpets, knitwear and furniture, which fund and sustain the KTS activities. KTS also runs a day-care centre for the children of trainees, producers and staff.