Birkdale in Nepal

22nd April 2013

A group of pupils and teachers returned last week after a very successful 13th trip to Nepal.

The aim of Birkdale's charity fund raising is to try and transform the lives of people in poorer communities. The annual trip enables pupils to spend time teaching in the Peace Garden School, which was established and funded by Birkdale School. This year Birkdale pupils also visited the nearby leprosy colony where they were invited into the home of one of the families who have been supported by Birkdale over several years. Their two children were educated at the Peace Garden School and the fees were paid for by Birkdale. Here, they both did so well that they each moved into Further Education, still with the financial support from Birkdale and one of them will soon qualify as a radiographer. Since each member of a leprosy colony is only given a two roomed house to live in, it is now a realistic possibility that this family may be able to fulfil their dream and move into their own house supported by the income from high paid jobs from their children. Keith Brook, trip leader said: -The teaching from all our pupils at the Peace Garden School was effectively received and once again everyone was made to feel wonderfully welcome. It is always a humbling experience to see people so grateful for things that in the West, is an expectation of life. Mr Brook is a recent recipient of an MBE in recognition of his charitable work in Nepal as a voluntary worker and raising money for many projects.  

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