16th Aug, 2018

Spread the love in Redditch - and help build a classroom or two

Ross Crawford 8th Feb, 2018 Updated: 9th Feb, 2018

A LOCAL woman with a passion for Nepal has organised two major fund raising events to build two sustainable classrooms in the earthquake torn country.

Jessica Elvins recently spent five months volunteering at Maya Universe Academy (MUA), a school in Nepal.

However the school only has classrooms made of bamboo and with the rainy season coming in May she is desperate to raise enough funds to build two new classrooms in concrete.

Her first event is a Valentines special at the Nepalese-run Mount Everest restaurant in Studley on February 13.

This will consist of an all-you-can-eat buffet a quiz and hand made crafts, all for a donation of £20.

The second is a Saturday evening do at Redditch United Football Club on March 17.

This will feature an auction, raffle, cake sale, fun games for small and big kids and an opportunity to buy handmade crafts made by the parents and students at the school.

“MUA is special as it is the first free private school in Nepal and provides quality education to rural villages,” said Jessica.

“They aim to inspire students to change their lives and become professionals, such as teachers, doctors, architects, lawyers, business managers, and diplomats and help build Nepal and rescue the country from poverty.”

She added the school started with 15 children and a tent. Seven years on there are now three branches and over 300 students.

Parents ‘pay’ by giving up their time instead of handing over money.

For tickets visit https://lovenepalthisvalentinesday.evenbrite.co.uk or email Jessica at jessicaannelvins@gmail.com.

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