On Monday, October 1st, Ganga Ghar achieved a major goal to pave the way for an exciting new project in Nepal.
Over the past few years, the Ganga Ghar team has seen what the dedication of our sponsors and volunteers can accomplish. Today, over 100 children are able to attend school because of those who support our mission. Rather than stopping there, Ganga Ghar wanted to expand it’s efforts in order to reach more children who are unable to attend school. In some regions, there are no schools to attend, so the children there have never had access to education or new opportunity. By building a school in one of these regions, Ganga Ghar can make an impact for generations to come, helping break cycles of poverty and improve the future for Nepali children.
There is a great deal of work to be done-choosing the right site, demographic research, desigh, construction planning, and fundraising-so our team of intrepid volunteers launched a campaign on indiegogo.com (a crowd-sourced fundraising platform) to raise money for the research and planning trip. The team had only 60 days to reach a lofty goal of $15,000, and if they didn’t reach their goal, they wouldn’t get anything (yikes!). At times, tensions ran high and $15,000 seemed like a tall order. But, on October 1st, the last day of the campaign, Ganga Ghar actually surpassed the goal, receiving $15,750 in support from our generous family, friends, and supporters.
This victory marks the first step in a journey to provide new opportunities for children who have been deprived of education because of a lack of schools in their region. We are so thankful for the continued support from all those who contributed and shared our Indiegogo campaign. We couldn’t have done it without you.
Soon, the team will be heading to Nepal to conduct research and gather information for the next big step in building a school. Stay tuned for more news from the team as they continue on the journey to build a school.