School and community winter update

The children looking at a globeLife remains very hard in this poor mountain village. Subsistence farming on steep hills, illiteracy (Tamang their spoken language has no written form), no books and no health care to name just a few of the difficulties the community face.

During the earthquake of 2015, and the months of aftershocks, all the village homes in Malagiri were so dangerously damaged they need demolishing and rebuilding. Most families still live in temporary sheds.

Food is cooked over an open fire and the families sit around it on the stamped earth floor, chatting and singing. There are still no homes with functioning stoves that take the smoke out of the building. Continue reading

Christmas Raffle

photo of raffle ticketsDon’t miss out on some great prizes in our Malagiri School Christmas raffle.

1st prize        £150
2nd prize       Christmas hamper
3rd prize        Selection of Christmas drinks

Tickets cost just £1 each and the draw takes place on 11 December 2019 so don’t delay buying your tickets!

Pick up your tickets from the School of Education office, Checkland building, University of Brighton Falmer campus.

drawling of holly drawling of holly

Wimbledon-themed fundraisers

Two Wimbledon-themed events in the School of Education have raised £265 for the Malagiri School.

The Wimbledon sweepstake offered bottles of bubbly as prizes for those who had selected the finalists for the mens, womens or doubles final. The bubbly was supplied by the school’s management team which meant all the collected sweepstake money could go straight to Malagiri. Thank you!

Our strawberries and cream trolley went around the Falmer campus and completely sold out. The sale raised an impressive £125 – that’s a lot of strawberries…

a bowl of fresh strawberries smothered in crean

Dinner at Pangdean a fundraising success!

the barnOn 14 February the Dinner at Pangdean event took place to raise funds for the school and 140 guests attended and enjoyed an evening of Nepalese food and entertainment.

An amazing £3,679 was raised!

Jill Munday who organised the event and is a member of the Malagiri School committee gave us this report on the evening:

“Guests received a welcome from the Orpheus Young Singers and the Stagecoach Voices. It was wonderful to see young people giving their time to sing in aid of children less fortunate than themselves.

Pangdean Barn looked fabulous and the atmosphere was warm and supportive throughout the evening. We were treated to an excellent curry meal and brilliant music from Gumpf. Continue reading