Dear ACS Egham Community,
This past Friday night (Friday 11th), ACS Egham’s ‘Project Nepal’ was represented at the Independent Schools Association Awards by Lauren Dean, Bill Roach, Shefika Sechilir, Stella Therond and I. Project Nepal, now in it's third year, was one of three finalists to receive the award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Cultural Understanding’.
To a joyous reception at our table, we were selected as the winner for this award in recognition of all the work Project Nepal has done to support Nepali communities. Certainly, this work would not be possible without the endless support from our entire ACS Egham school community, which has been and continues to be shown in the form of donating your time, attending our annual Dinner Dance, supporting the children involved in the programme and donating money to our cause.
The students have done their fair share, too, and work incredibly hard for this project! This week, Alexander Therond (grade 10), now involved in the project for the second year, achieved his target and raised £1200 as part of a sponsored colouring of his hair. In addition, two groups of High School students raised over £450 from bake sales. On December 8, a group of High School students will host a movie night and on December 7-9, we will have a Books for Books sale to raise money to purchase Nepali books to stock the library the teams built last year.
Also, a big thank you to Adventure Lifesigns for all their guidance and support for each of our trips to Nepal. In particular, we are grateful for the work and support of Ian Forbes who has worked with ACS groups involved in Nepal, Kenya and Tanzania.
There is so much thought and hard work that goes into our projects, from the students and families directly, and from the staff who co-ordinate, support and lead the direction of the project. This award is recognition of many years of dedication and commitment shown by all those involved. Pictures and more direct news will come from Miss Dean shortly.
It is my great pleasure and honour to work with the Project Nepal team. I am thrilled for the encouragement and recognition of the needs of the Nepali communities we work with, and do hope this will aid the efforts to support them and and strengthen our relationships with them.
For updates on Project Nepal, visit the website at www.acseghamprojectnepal.com
With best wishes,
High School Principal