About the event
This event is in support of Nepalese educational development. Organized by the Nepal club at the United Nations International School, this art auction includes the paintings of established New York-based artists. The Nepal club at UNIS implements meal plans and supports Nepalese schools in Nagarkot, Kathmandu, and Bandipur, Nepal.
The Nepal Club is currently raising money to institute a meal program in the school so the children can eat hot food during lunchtime. Most of the children are from the untouchable class and live in poverty. A meal program will not only give nutrition to the students at the school but it will also attract new students as they know they will be fed. A meal program in a primary school will tend to increase the attendance rate by 25%
All donations will go towards implementing a meal plan in a primary school in Bandipur, Nepal where students can eat a hot meal during school time.
Sanjeevani is an elementary school in Halede village in Nagarkot, Nepal ranging from kindergarten to the 5th grade. The school consisted of 5 classrooms built with concrete walls and no electricity. It received plumbing for drinking water 3 years ago and two years ago a meal plan was established which the Nepal club instituted and supports each year. There are around 60 students in the school, and on average, they walk 2 miles each way to get there. All of the students are from the Untouchable class, which are a group of people who live below poverty level and can afford one meal a day. Without education, they will eventually become laborers or farmers. However, an education can open the doors for these children to many occupations.
The Nepal Club raised enough money last year to start construction on a new building for Sanjeevani School. The school will have two stories with eight classrooms, a library, and a meal program.
With over 100 members, the Nepal Club actively creates new ways to fundraise for the various projects we have started in Nepal. The projects have included, the rebuilding of homes after the 2015 earthquake as well as sending over medical supplies, the reconstruction of the Sanjeevani School in Nagarkot and the meal programs we have started in a couple of schools.
Why should you sponsor?
A sponsor will receive a full-page advertisement in our catalog and a full-page on our website. As a sponsor, you will have their logo and a link to your website or address to your storefront in every newsletter sent out. Newsletters go out weekly to all of the parents of the students in the United Nations International School which is roughly 3,000 people.
During the event, you will have the opportunity to set out business cards and promotional material.