The Future Village Foundation was established in 2010 to provide basic education of impoverished children in rural Nepal. It was started in 2010 by seven volunteers who are working professionals from Singapore, to volunteer English lessons in a remote mountain (Katunge, Dhading Province) in Nepal. The Foundation was registered as an NGO in Australia. The Foundation also aims to:
- provide clean energy
- improve infrastructure
- improve health and sanitation conditions
To date, the Foundation has made several milestones and will continue in making a difference in the lives of Nepalese children.
- Organized 12 volunteering trips, with more than 100 volunteers from 20 different countries
- Supported four school programs in Nepal — three in remote mountainous districts and one in Kathmandu
- Conducted English lessons and educational activities to more than 300 students in regular visits
- Provided scholarship to 20 students, each being able to receive five years of basic education
- Provided scholarship to five orphans, each receiving three years of education
- Funded salaries of five teachers in two projects
- Provided stationaries to schools
- Funded the construction of two new classrooms, four school toilets, set up library, and donated books
- Installed solar panels in local education center and schools to provide proper lighting and clean energy
- Provided free dental care to about 700 children and villagers by collaborating with overseas volunteer dentists and local dental NGO
- Sponsored toilet building to five local families
- Sponsored ten Snowland School students to visit their homes in the Himalayan mountains, after being apart from their families for ten years, part of the ‘Long Way Home’ project
- Planned and executed Youth Development Program to 50 Junior College students to improve financial skills, thereby enhancing employability
- Raised about SGD 200,000 to support earthquake relief works for ten local projects.
Although the annual cost of education for one child is relatively low at less than USD 200, 40% of Nepalese children do not get to continue their education past 12 years old, according to UNICEF. You can play a part to help make a sustainable difference to these children, simply by:
- Sponsoring their education: only USD100 is needed to support a year of basic education for one village child. USD200 to support a year of education for one orphanage. USD250 to fund a teacher’s salary for one month.
- Volunteering in the Youth Development Program: share your career experiences with the Nepalese college students in Medical Service, Accounting, IT & Engineering, Hospitality, Teaching, and the Arts.
- Participating in Volunteering trips: volunteers just need to attend five meeting sessions to prepare for the trip to Nepal
The Foundation is a registered NGO in Australia – ACN Number 154 065 817.
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