Sairam Foundation likes to publish updates of its activities, developments and achievements to let people know how their donations were used and what they have led to. But periodically, we also publish an expanded report of our activities in the last months or years. On this page you can read about our activities in 2017 and 2018.
As you have probably noticed, EHV (Education in Human Values) has continued under a different name. The new name is EduCare. This name represents the total-care of child-development, in a better way. This is also what the project aims. This has been our oldest project. We started with this. And it is still what Sairam Foundation and Siddhi Memorial Foundation will continue to do and even want to expand. Schools in Nepal have already showed interest in adopting our ways of teaching.
The classes at Siddhi Memorial Foundation have continued as before. Parents have told us that they noticed true development of character in their children. This is an essential part of the classes. The class is now given to 50 children on average. In 2017, we collected quotes from the people involved in Nepal. This is from all kinds of people involved. Children who attend the classes, parents of the children and also, the teachers.
Gift a child Education
Luckily, the project of school-fee sponsorship also continues. Unfortunately, not all children in the program had a sponsor. The Sairam Foundation board and webshop ECO108, decided to sponsor the remaining children. All of the children that were still signed up for the program, have gotten their school-fees paid and kept going to school. We would like to thank everyone who was involved to make this possible.
Unfortunately, some of the children went back to their village with their parents and signed out of the program. Most of the children are still in the program.
We will continue this project as it is still making a difference for children and is giving them the chance to have a brighter future. Some of these children are scoring exceptionally high grades and really seem to focus well. Some children are particularly well in certain fields of study.
WakaWaka Solar Light
We are happy to report that we still receive donations for the WakaWaka Solar Light and children in Nepal have received them. The fact that this device can charge from sunlight is a great help for places in Nepal, where electricity often falls short and where people have to live in the dark at night. We give these lights to children especially. They also use it for studying in the evenings sometimes. Nepal is a country where there is often a lot of sunlight during the day. This charges the WakaWaka well for night-use.
People in Nepal are happy about the WakaWaka. They want to thank us and all sponsors for making these deliveries possible.
Teams & Collaborations
Last but not least, we have some new people in our team(s). We now have a “Team Surinam”. Nefissa is a new member from Surinam and she will be volunteering from there. Surinam is a country in South-America. The conditions here are often also quite poor and children could use financial help to have a chance at a brighter future. For now, Nefissa is helping us with our current projects. But we are thinking of expanding our projects to a greater variety of area’s worldwide. Surinam fits right in our plans here. It is also a place that is connected to the other teams and some of the board members have roots here. Surinam used to be a colony of The Netherlands.
We are glad to report that Nefissa also started sponsoring a child for the project of Gifting Education (school-fees). She sponsors Raj T. from Bhaktapur so that he can keep going to school.
A new sub-project of us is Collaborations. We always look for ways to work together with other organizations to make a difference in developing countries. Now we like to welcome Arcallia to our group. Arcallia is a Technology firm from Estonia. They also sponsor 8 of the children signed up at the program for Gifting Education (school-fees). The children and their families in Nepal like to thank them.