Visiting Shree Bhimsen Secondary School

Linda here from Umbrella Australia.

I am currently visiting Nepal catching up with our project partners and of course friends. It has been rather busy with the arrival last Wednesday of our EBC trekkers who are currently on their way to Pheriche and as of yesterday afternoon everyone had arrived in safely in Tengboche..

For us who are unable to soar great heights, yesterday I had the opportunity to visit Shree Bhimsen Secondary School with our friends and New Zealand Supporters Linda & Ray from YETI (Youth Education and Training Initiatives Nepal). YETI provide sponsorship to those students who obtain tertiary scholarships in Nepal.

It was through huge fundraising efforts in NZ that YETI purchased a wonderful supply of library books and educational resources for the school. These books will help furnish the shelves of our new library and assist the children and their community with endless opportunity to enhance the love of reading and learning.

It was also a humbling experience for myself to receive a certificate of acknowledgment from the school and local community for the support Umbrella Australia have given to date. I also received some beautiful letters from the students which are very precious to me. In my acceptance of the certificate and letters it was important to tell everyone that I am the lucky one who gets to visit. All this happens because our amazing board & members and you….our supporters who entrust us with your donations. Nothing would happen without you!

So from my heart to you….even if we haven't met, I say thankyou for your support and ask if you can please continue that support to help us complete the school and give the incredible gift of education to those way less fortunate than ourselves.


Linda Harwood