Fair Connections Foundation Projects
Foundation Fundraising call- February 2017
Fair Connections Foundation has so far provided 20 schools with puppet based story sacks and training using the children’s book written by Dr Sara Parker, The Adventures of Fairis a Nepali Frog. The aim is now to provide further training and story sack sets to more schools to build on this work. Feedback from local schools has shown that the story sack is having a big impact on making the classroom a more child friendly environment and supporting schools in their aims to become more childfriendly.
A new book and puppet set are being launched this February featuring Nepali animals based in Chitwan National Park with a rude Baby Monkey as the key character. The resource was piloted in Nepal in December and funds are now being raised to help provide as many schools as possible with both the story sack and book that supportsit. The Baby Monkey story sack is particularly suitable for use in personal and social education.
We are planning to work with clusters of schools so that training and follow up support can also be provided to monitor the impact of these resources and to create connections between schools in Nepal who can share their experiences. By working with schools connected to the Pahar Trust, Global Action Nepal and other local educational NGOs we then plan to expand our work and reach out to more schools in Nepal.
Every £150 raised means that one school will get
- Baby Monkey and Adventures of Fairis a Nepali Frog books
- Two supporting story sacks – includes 20 puppets, 2 dolls, theatre back drop, puppet roll apron, access to lesson plans and ideas. All of the products are made in Nepal by local women and are fair trade WFTO certified
- Also training and support session in Nepal to help teacher make the most of this fantastic
If you would like to support this work then please donate below and if you would like support particular clusters of schools in Nepal to be included in this initiative then please make a comment when you donate so we can look into working with new partners.
“So much more can be done together – as long as connections are based on respect, genuine participation and a commitment to autonomous development. My experiences in Nepal over the past 30 years has taught me so much – and shown me that local people are best placed to define and implement projects to bring positive change in their own communities.
If you would like to read more about the current activities see Sara's blog
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