Whiting recently provided much needed tracksuits for the 85 children of Shree Singha Devi Primary School in Sukute, Nepal. The school is about a three hour drive from Kathmandu and the area suffers from shocking rural poverty – intensified by the devastating 2015 earthquake that hit the country.
Our MD’s eldest daughter and her husband were recently working with the Mandala Organization in Sukute to provide assistance to the school and help set up a long term sustainable plan with the local community. One of their main aims was to start providing a free, healthy lunch everyday for the children – many of whom were too hungry to make the journey to school. Through the generosity of their friends back home they managed to raise £3,800 which will pay for the lunches for the next 15 months. The fund also enabled a dangerous building that was overhanging the playground to be removed so the children could again play outside during break time.
The provision of the Whiting tracksuits has helped to keep the children warm and recognisable through the cold Himalayan winter and let them know that people outside of Nepal are still aware of their plight and thinking of them.