Mother & Children Art Foundation (MCAF)
"Making Nepal's women in poverty-self sufficient
A school facility for children who can't otherwise attend School"
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Feb 1, 2015
Kate Gibson, Feedback  
I really enjoyed our work at Shree Yuva Barsha Primary School. It was very clear what tools the principal and school committee wanted us to do. We worked hard and got as much done as we would. Naresh was very good in organizing everything for us as well as helping with the fencing and sourcing materials.
The food we had was sensational- every meal was yummy and plentiful. The school itself is delightful. It would be especially nice to organize some more play areas for the students. So I hope some other teams come into the school to work on those sorts of things.
Date: 13/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Shawn Lim, Australian  
The experience at the school was memorable as the completion of each task created a greater atmosphere. Within five days we got, the team had completed many painting jobs that made the school brighter and visually appealing. Other than painting, the group had installed two fences that would project the students from falling. The overall project was a success as we also helped set up the next group’s school project. With the help of Naresh our project at Shree Yuva Barsa Primary School was outstanding as we had a notable impact. The only little con that I could have remembered is the lack of communication with how the school wanted us to spend our money. This was made harder due to the language barriers. Though overall the experience was wonderful.
Date: 13/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Peter Higgins, Australian  
Our project at Hillside Academy was a great experience for all. It was a worthwhile cause and it is rewarding for the students to see and know they are making a difference and helping others. There was plenty of work to do and a nice variety of things to do. Teaching, playing games, playing football, the trip to the temple and interacting with the kids were all great alternatives when we began to get tired from the physical work.
We all felt welcomed, safe and supported throughout and it was easy for us to stay healthy. All is all a very positive experience.
Date: 07/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Claudia Harvey, Australian  
It was one of the best experiences of my life. I enjoyed interacting with the children and engaging in your Nepalese culture. When building the foundation for the school or painting artwork on the wall, it was so worthwhile seeing the smiles on the children faces. It was a once in a lifetime experience which I enjoyed so much. Sujan was such a great project manager. He is so lovely and outgoing and did everything he could to make us feel at home. Also the cooks were amazing. Each one of the meals they cooked was fantastic.
Date: 07/12/014

Feb 1, 2015
Michaela Pieterse , Australian  
The project was good in the sense that we were able to contribute in some way to improving the school. It was also a very insightful experience to see the type of learning systems in Nepal and also the lives of outer community. However more challenger involvement could be promoted. A clear plan of what needs to be done should be set, so the teams are able to fully participate and achieve a particular goal.
Project in Pokhara was very good! Thank you for having us!
Date: 17/12/014
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  • Perth Modern Team in Helambu, 2009
  • Thangka Art Exhibition in Australia
  • MCAF's 1st project with World Challenge Therfield School, UK
  • Youth International, USA Director Mr Gilling and Jeevan been Greeted during their village visit.
  • Earthquake victim seeking for help.
Welcome to MCAF
   Mother and Children Art Foundation (MCAF) was established in 2004 as a non-profit organization with a dedication to the education, health and employment of impoverished women and children in Nepal. In the initial days, we started with giving Thangka Painting training to women. Later on we have been successful in broadening our activities and services in many places with the help of many well-wishers, supporters, generous donors and our partnership organisations. We have established a school called Shram Jyoti Pubic School in Kathmandu for orphans, street children, child labourers, disables and children living under the poverty line. We have our central workshop and art gallery in Katmandu and many other training centers in different part of the country. We have been conducting various social and community service projects and education improvement project though in Govenrmant and Community Schools of Nepal.
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MCAF - Earthquake Relief Fund

17th May 2015 

Appeal for Help “MCAF-Earthquake Relief Fund”

Dear All,

As we all know the recent earthquake has severely devastated Nepal. Over 8,000 people have died and the death toll is rising. In addition, 18,000 more have been injured or displaced and many homes, temples, schools and public monuments have also been destroyed. 

Our MCAF team has been continuously doing relief activities by distributing relief supplies: food, tents, sleeping bags, mattress, tarpaulins, solar panels, first aid kits and tools to make temporary shelters in the most affected communities in Sindhupalchok and other places from the day after the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal. We have also helped communities to fix tents, solar panels and make temporary shelters. All of this has been possible with the help of our generous donors, volunteers and very dedicated MCAF team members.

Thank you all so much for your generous help in making our efforts successful in helping the communities at this crucial time. We will continue our activities long term into the future to recover our communities.

We have made 3 different short term and long term project plans under “MCAF-Earthquake Relief Fund” to support our community as below: 

Project 1: Students’ Relief Pack

This devastation has caused a great deal of hardship for old people, women and children who have survived and are living in the rural villages. Especially the children, who are the future of our nation, are in a critical condition. Many children lost their lives in the devastation, others were injured, some lost their homes and family members and many are living in horrific conditions which prevent their rehabilitation back to school.  . Their books, school uniforms and other belongings are buried under their collapsed house. 

In addition many school buildings have either been destroyed or severely damaged. In such places temporary safe learning centers have been built.  

In an effort to help these children, MCAF is providing them with a “Students’ Relief Pack”, which will help them to return to their school life. Our aim in the first phase is to supply 1000 of these kits to students in the Sindhupalchok district. 

The table below illustrates the particulars and tentative costs per student for the “Students’ Relief Pack”.

S.N

Particular

Quantity

Rate(Rs)

Amount(Rs)

1.

School bag

1

600

600

2.

Stationary (books, pens, geometry box, etc)

 

800

800

3

Uniform (shirt, pants or     skirt, tie, shoes)

1 set

1,600

1,600

4

Lunch box and water bottle

1 set

300

300

 

Total

Rs. 3,300   (US $ 33.)

Therefore, the total amount requested for this project is:
 1000 students x Rs.3,300 = Rs 3,300,000  (US$ 33,000)
(Three million, three hundred thousand rupees)           

Note: We will regularly contact teachers at the school as to how the resources are being used. At approximately monthly intervals, we will visit the schools and observe first hand how the children are benefitting, the problems faced and the potential solutions.

Project 2: Family Sanitary Pack

Another area of concern is the sanitation in rural villages where they do not have proper homes, kitchens, toilets and water facilities due to the recent devastation. There is a high chance of disease and infection in these villages due to poor sanitation and lack of medical treatment facilities. Every year during the monsoon, Nepal has a very bad record of simple diseases like influenza and diarrhea, both of which take many lives in the rural villages. With the monsoon coming next month this is now a real concern and could be made worse if action is not taken in time. With this in mind we also intend to distribute a “Family Sanitary Pack” to 500 families in these villages so that they are better prepared to take precautions against the onset and spread of disease. In addition we intend to conduct a sanitation awareness program at the time of distribution.

The table below illustrates the particulars and tentative costs, per month, per family of the “Family Sanitary Pack”

S.N

Particular

Quantity

Rate(Rs)

Amount(Rs)

1.

Soap

2

25

50

2.

Detergent/washing soap

 

50

50

3

Water purifying chemical

200ml

200

200

4

Towel

1

300

300

5

Toilet cleaner (chemical and brush)

1

240

240

6

Sanitary pad for women

2 packs

100

200

 

Total

Rs. 1,040     (US$10.4)

Therefore, total amount requested for this project is:
 500 families x Rs.1,040 = Rs 520,000  (US$ 5,200.)
(five hundred and twenty thousand rupees)

Project 3: School and Community Re-construction 

Our 3rd project will be long term help re-constructing schools for the safe future of the children as well as local houses to improve life in the remote villages of Sindhupalchok.

Please donate what you can to help us accelerate our community’s return to normality. 

The Work plan and financial Transparency:

The program will be carried out entirely in coordination with the local representatives and the school authorities. 

MCAF team along with interested volunteers and local representatives will be involved in conducting all the projects.

The expenditure will be sanctioned for financial transparency by undergoing an internal audit, a social audit and with the general assembly of the MCAF. A copy will be sent to all the generous donors and supporters after the end of the fiscal year.

Finally, we express our sincere gratitude to all our generous donors, supporters, and volunteers who have always supported us in our efforts to provide relief and support to our community during this difficult time. We hope this will continue for the future and that our community will recover soon with the help of donations from generous people from all over the world.
For updates please log on to our official website and facebook page: 

Thank you very much.

Kindest regards. 
-MCAF

For Donation
  
 
Bank Account details of MCAF:
 
Account Name: Mother and Children Art Foundation
 
 
 
Account Number: 03601040252294
 
 
Bank Name:    Nepal Investment Bank Ltd, 
 
                        Lajimpat Branch Kathmandu, Nepal
 
 
Swift Code: NIBL NP KT 

Or for online donation please click the link below:

                         www.gofundme.com/nepalmcaf
 

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Objectives
  1.  The major objectives of MCAF is to conduct various trainings of economic generating skills like thangka painting, weaving, sewing, cutting and trimming etc. to impoverished women. This will relieve them from problems of poverty and raise their living standards.
     
  2. To provide a home and schooling facility for child labors, disables, street children and orphans, as well as to the children of lower class families who are under the poverty line.
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