For 2019 our chosen charity is Nepal, Enfance et Lumiere. The association aims to fully support girls of the poorest families to enable them to follow a good education. The youngest and university students live in our home run by Sushi, a street girl whose meeting was at the origin of the creation of NEL by Michèle and Pierre-André Heller.
This action is mainly aimed at girls because:
The literacy rate which was 44.5% at the end of the 20th century has increased significantly but still remains lower than that of men: 80% for women aged 15 to 24 against 90% for men of the same age.
In addition, girls are confronted with the problem of early marriages.
For more information – https://nepalenfanceetlumiere.org/
Christine Acker-Griffin, a NEDWA lady, spent the day manning a stall at St.Paul on 30th May in order to raise money for Nepal, Enfance et Lumiere – the NEDWA chosen charity for 2019. Despite a quiet day, the sum of €80 was raised for the Charity.
The Coffee morning on Tuesday 17th September 2019 included the showing of a film about the NEDWA chosen charity for 2019, Nepal -Enfance et Lumiére. It was an atmospheric film capturing the beauty and hardship of an amazing country, explaining some of the anomalies of a very different culture. It also highlighted the essential work of the charity in identifying, assisting and sponsoring Nepalese girls, in some very challenging circumstances, to be homed and educated in a nurturing and loving environment.
There was a small stall selling beautiful, handmade items from Nepal that attracted a lot of willing buyers!