Even in the poorest countries children want to go to school.
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Works for sale Paper: Hahnemuhle Size: 60 cm x 90 cm Price: seria OPEN 200 euro seria LIMITED ( Certificate of Authenticity) 600 euro
30.V – 17.VI, Resto Pod Norenami, Krakow, Krupnicza 6 Organizers: Zofia Weiss Gallery, Schools Faraway, Krakow Photo Fringe Tibetan Mustang, medieval kingdom lying behindthe snow…
In the summer of 2012 Lamu Tsering, Karma Choesang and Sonam Wangdu finished primary school in Jharkot, a high mountain village in the Anapurna region, and wanted to study further. But they couldn’t. Their parents, as most of parents in Nepal, were not able to pay for further education of their children.
We have decided to give them a chance.
The Better Future Scholarship programme is aimed at maturing children who, despite many material limitations, are ready to begin studying in middle or professional schools. In financing their education we help them to materialize their dreams of profesional careers, we give them possiblity of better life, we enable them to preserve their cultural identity.
In Nepal most of maturing children do not attend school. They work. If they are lucky they “only” have to support their parents working on the land. If not, factories in abroad countries are their destiny.
But Nepalese children have dreams of personal development and a chance for better life.
Since 2012 we are financing the schooling of children from Nepalese province of Mustang in the Himalayas. They come from families who lived in self-sufficiency for centuries, their traditions were passed down from generation to generation. But the modern, global economy and the growth of tourism have irreversibly changed their world and made it hard to survive without education. Thanks to the Better Future Scholarship programme these young scholars learn skills which not only give them a possibilty of better job, but also enable them to preserve their social identity.
Small sums add up
- make regular payments for a child
$87 – that’s the average monthly cost of schooling for one of our scholars. Staying in a boarding school is a monthly obligation lasting several years. That’s why even a small amount paid regularly can be vital.
One times many is a lot
- make a deposit to the scholarship fund
$9,300 – that’s the total tuition fees for our scholars in the 2014/15 school year. Even a one-off donation is very important to us, since it goes to the Better Future Scholarship fund to help cover those costs.
- give us 1% of your income tax
Schools Far Away is a public benefit organization from 2013. You can indicate our foundation in the annual tax return.
Your donation supports our scholarship fund.
The Schools Faraway Foundation was established in 2011. The story began innocently – it was lucky coincidence that little girl from Krakow celebrated her eighth birthday in a school for Tibetan children from the Himalayan province of Mustang in Nepal. It soon became clear that the joyful, helpful and friendly students of Jharkot could not be forgotten and the success of the first spontaneous charity event “Survive Winter in the Himalayas” encouraged further actions.
Since 2012 we are financing the study of adolescents from Mustang in post-primary and vocational schools. To tell about their world we organize exhibitions, workshops and readings.
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Foundation management board:
Magdalena Gołębiowska – Śmiałek, co-founder and President, political scientist
Andrzej Śmiałek, co-founder, industrial designer
Foundation supervisory board:
Tadeusz Komosa, attorney
Robert Robb Maciąg, travel book author
Przemysław Wacyk, manager
Special task force:
Ewa Ginko, graphic designer for the foundation
Marek Kalmus, consults on our educational and cultural projects
Anuszka Maciąg, with the foundation in good times and bad
Jagoda Pietrzak, co-founder of Peron4, promotes the idea of the foundation in various ways
All persons involved in the foundtaion activities take no financial benefits on account of it.
We look after our graduates of the school in Jharkot in cooperation with coordinators of the Schule macht Schule project from Austria and Germany, and the Nepalese non-governmental organization Shree Jharkot Traditional Medicine Center and School.
You can visit their websites to learn more about the children from Jharkot:
Friends of the foundation:
The portal Peron4.pl has taken us under its wing and has actively joined in on promoting the idea of our foundation.
We owe our website to the studio Webchefs.
We are grateful to the company Lacrosse for the English version of our website.
The travel agency Opal Travel gives us constant support.
Thanks to the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technique, we were able to exhibit the work of the Italian photographer and conservator of Buddhist sacral art, Luigi Fieni.
Without the support of the organizers of the Three elements Travel Festival and the involvement of many other people, the Robb Maciąg Viewers Fund Scholarships auction would not have been possible.
Teachers from the Jacek Kuroń Middle School No. 12 in Poznan and their Parents’ Board have supported our scholarship budget on a number of occasions.
With Małgorzata Tlałka we organized the skiing competition Nepal Days in the Tatras, which would not have been possible without help from AMC (the distributor of PETZL products in Poland) and Xlander (a manufacturer of children’s strollers and products for active parents).