It really is a headache how to find the money to pay for the education that these children are getting….and of course we want to do more as our goal is to lift them out of poverty. It costs 5% of what the UK Government spend on a child – or the cost of private/public schooling for one child covers our budget for the whole school (two hundred pupils). We have high hopes of tourism making up our financial shortfall, but not yet. None-the-less, we are pushing on to provide an education of international standard. Part of our strategy is partnerships with schools. We’re very proud to announce a new partnership with Beoley First School, in Staffordshire. The Headmaster has mapped out a series of tasks in an overarching project for next year’s 6-9 year olds in which our two schools will swap information about themselves, their locality, their country, pass-times etc. Thank you to one of our Mentors, Ann Marie, for introducing us.
We are always open to more. We have benefitted hugely in the past from Aptitude Software sending out computers and staff to install them. Now we would love a sponsor for our new science practical room (a dream since the school opened). For £10,000 we would build it, put in fixtures and fittings and equip it. Please put us in touch with any possible future partners and sponsors. Imagine the photo opportunities in the Himalayas with children in branded t-shirts! We are happy to provide whatever marketing/PR materials required.