We are inviting individual and events donations towards raising £50,000 that will give our Nepal projects an essential boost after the delays imposed by 2020. Also, we must make a significant contribution towards the global conversation in the run-up to the COP26 climate conference in November.
Donations open 12:00 PM, 8 June 2021 to 12:00 PM, 28 June 2021
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1159770)
We are addressing two main problems: 1. Climate change and the need to engage at all levels nationally within Nepal and internationally in advance of the COP26 climate change conference to apply pressure for action at what is seen as being our "last chance" to save the planet (John Kerry, U.S. Envoy for Climate). 2. Women from marginalised communities are in a chronically disempowered situation for reasons of gender and ethnicity. We wish to help them through skills training and employment.
Problem 1: We will conduct a high profile reforestation/art/advocacy project in advance of COP26. We will create an urban forest in a park in Janakpur using the Miyawaki Method. In parallel, we will install a mosaic mural - "Nepal's Guernica" to commemorate the floods of 2017 when 132 local people died. We will engage with children and young people nationally and internationally. Problem 2: Support to the Lily's Leaves social enterprise in Kathmandu that trains women in tailoring and jewellery.
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