Here are some great pictures from the 2022 AAN trip which helped make the finishing painting touches to Bampti Kindergarten and Maili School, as well as repainting Uma Kunda school, which was one of the first to be rebuilt by the Juniper Trust after the earthquake in 2016. At Maili School, 100 students had been using a temporary school for their education since the earthquake in April 2015.
The groups fundraising efforts originally had a target of £10,000 and this was raised to £15,000 when they saw that the fundraising was going so well. There were ten JustGiving pages created by the group with a range of personal challenges and fund-raising ideas from completing the UK 3 peaks challenge, to accompanying five amazing students from the Horizon Specialist Academy completed a 5km walk from Marske to Redcar, setting up an outdoor honesty cake stand in the Lake District, taking a 2-mile swim in Derwent Water in Keswick, hosting a coffee morning with cakes, running 5k a day for a month, completing Liechtenstein Trail, getting a family run toy shop to donate generously from items sold leading up to the trip and taking part in a 50mile walking challenge in the Yorkshire Dales. Their combined fundraising effort to help the group reach an amazing total of £9,924. In addition, £7,971 was donated through the AAN Just Giving page and directly to the Juniper trust to make a final grand total of £17,895, making it the best fund-raising effort to date.
The money was spent on school uniforms for all three schools you volunteered at, to buy library books for Maili school, painting equipment to re-paint 3 schools and 10 classrooms, purchase 6,000 fruit trees for new orchards above the Maili Resort with some money remaining which will go towards the £20,000 Juniper Trust needs to rebuild its 20th school in Ranjana Beni Village.
A big thank you to Abhishek and the AAN team in Nepal and the group and everyone who donated to make a huge difference to the children at Bampti Kindergarten, Uma Kunda and Maili village schools.