Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

After being back in Canada for the past three weeks, progress toward the completion of the school continues at home.  The construction of the primary school in Sanitar is continuing at a steady pace.  Here in Canada, fundraising is the most important aspect at this time.  We are still in need of funding for the school and many people are volunteering their time to help with the cause.

The most recent fundraiser was held today, February 14, 2008 in the Sooke School District. There was a district wide Valentine's Day Lunch fundraiser organized by the teacher's union. This involved about 20 volunteers attending a sandwich making, brown bag packing session to create over 210 pre-ordered lunches for teachers in the district.  District employees, Sue Begin and Kathryn Sahota spearheaded this fundraiser, and the Canadian World Education Society would like to thank them for their incredible effort and organization.  CanWES would also like to acknowledge all the volunteers who attended the lunch-making session, and those district staff who contributed to the building of the school in Nepal by purchasing a lunch.

As well, several other groups have approached the society to offer assistance in both donations and fundraising ideas.  I can't tell you how exciting this is for our organization and for the children of Nepal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

happy valentine's day troy! :)
love the blog - glad to hear you're doing well.
any update on tax receipts...
let me know either way!