Many thanks to all supporters who helped with the first BOOKS FOR CHANGE crowdfunding campaign. YES - you made it possible!!! This success also belongs to each and every one of you: Thanks to your tireless efforts, we were able to raise the amount of CHF 26,280. Link wemakeit campaign
With this amount we are financing a new library, a fully equipped computer room and a solar system in remote Dolpa, about two days' journey from Kathmandu. As an organization, BOOKS FOR CHANGE is characterized by the fact that the local population is in the foreground and actively helps to shape the implementation of the projects. Through our partnerships, we strengthen the local communities in their independence and self-responsibility and provide help for self-help for disadvantaged people who want to actively improve their living conditions. We avoid activities that degrade people to dependent beneficiaries.
It is scheduled to start in April 2021. Of course we will keep you up to date, be it through a news entry on our website or in our newsletter, which we send out regularly at reasonable intervals. How we imagine the trip, you will find out in this video:
Our local BOOKS FOR CHANGE team in Kathmandu is in the midst of final preparations. They all speak the local language and are part of the culture in Nepal. This builds trust with local communities and puts them first. This personal responsibility also increases the sustainability of a project.
"Change will not come unless we wait for another person or another time. We are the ones we have been waiting for. We are the change we seek." - With your contribution we create hard facts and contribute to something really happening.
What do you believe in? That together we can do something to help disadvantaged children learn to read and write? And that this enables them to lead a self-determined life? We believe in that. And that we are strong together and can achieve a lot if we get involved together.