It’s summer in the UK and with the appearance of the sun and exams season, thoughts in English schools are turning towards the upcoming holidays. But in Nepal the summer is the start of a brand new school year as we continue to support the most disadvantaged children with their education.(more…)
April 25th marks the fourth anniversary of the 2015 Nepal earthquake, which caused the deaths of almost 9,000 people and injured around 22,000 more. Significant areas of Nepal were affected, but its epicentre to the east of Gorkha District suffered the most. The death and destruction caused by the quake made it the worst natural disaster to hit Nepal since 1934.
This Friday 12th April is the International Day for Street Children and all this week we’re asking you to Make a Swap for a Street Child!(more…)
In honour of World Poetry Day, Sapana, a former domestic worker who we have helped, wrote this poem titled ‘My Journey of Change. In it she describes how she was helped to leave her life as a child labourer and pursue her dream of an education which has given her independence.(more…)
It was fantastic to see Kidasha in the press this month, as our CEO Janice Miller was featured in the Huffington Post discussing the recent controversy surrounding the BBC’s Comic Relief. While much of the analysis had been around the personalities involved, Janice took the opportunity to bring the focus towards the nature of the aid and attitudes towards charity in nations like the UK.(more…)
Valentine’s Day is almost upon us – a day which over time has developed from sending anonymous, handmade love-notes to your secret crush into a day where in the UK alone it is forecast that over £1.2 billion will be spent on cards, gifts and meals, all designed to tell our loved ones how much we care. Spending in the USA is at least 20 times higher, which, when added to the amounts spent in other countries celebrating Valentine’s Day, makes a staggering total.(more…)
After the success of our Highland Challenge, Kidasha’s extreme fundraising adventure is back! This time our supporters will be taking on the Wye 100 challenge – walking or cycling 100km or canoeing 100 miles in the beautiful Wye Valley, all in aid of Kidasha.
This is fundraising with a difference: combining your love of physical outdoor activity and the beauty of nature with the opportunity to raise money for our much-needed work in Nepal.
Today marks the first ever International Day of Education, celebrating and promoting the fundamental human right to education. The desire to provide and improve education is core to Kidasha’s mission, and as such the day gives us an opportunity not only to reflect on our work to date, but also what we hope to achieve going forward.
Making your new year’s resolutions mean something
It’s that time of year again, when lists get written, motivational quotes shared and daily habits come under the microscope. Though some may say there’s nothing special about any one of our 365 days around the sun there’s still a certain impetus that comes from the beginning of a new year. Whether it’s committing to less or more of something – or letting go of negative attitudes – the New Year can be a great time to try something…new.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is an annual international campaign that takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and runs in 70 different countries around the world. This year it will be on 27th November.
Created as a counter-balance to the heavy retail push around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is responsible for raising millions of pounds for charity in the UK each year. It’s a day where people donate, fundraise and raise awareness for their favourite charities to help in their vital work.