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TIC Staff Cycle for Nepal Relief
By Anne Keeling 05-Nov-15
The staff of Teachers International Consultancy (TIC) joined together recently for a charity bike ride to raise money for The British School of Kathmandu Nepal Earthquake Appeal. When the school in Nepal announced an appeal to support local schools and communities devastated by the earthquake, TIC and its employees jumped in to help. The sponsored cycle ride was just one of the activities the team has undertaken to raise funds. TIC’s Managing Director Andrew Wigford, an ex-international school headteacher said, “For some of the TIC team it was their first time on a bike in many years. Everyone managed to complete the 13.5 km course—although it was the furthest many had ever ridden!”?TIC’s cycle challenge raised US$1,490 towards the appeal which is helping local communities and schools affected by the earthquake that occurred in April which killed over 6,000 people, injured 14,000 and affected eight million. Over 1.7 million children were in the worst hit areas. TIC has been supporting the British School of Kathmandu Nepal Earthquake Appeal since it was established at the time of the disaster, raising almost US$6,140 towards the cause. “We are pleased to be supporting such a worthy cause” said Andrew Wigford, “and it’s fantastic that the international teaching community across the world have come together to raise money for the appeal”. Emergency supplies including food, and tarpaulins for shelters and to create temporary structures to allow education to continue, have been provided as a result of the money raised by the appeal. For some of the Nepalese communities, the British School of Kathmandu’s support was the first they had received after the earthquake. ? The British School of Kathmandu Nepal Earthquake Appeal is currently helping school rebuilding projects for their Dhading schools, Bungamati DSA school (for hearing and sight impaired children) and the Disabled and Helpless Children’s New Life Centre. “The buildings have been devastated and they served large communities of people who needed them desperately” said a spokesperson for the appeal. “These projects will benefit children, are related to education, and we know they will give long term benefit to the children and people of Nepal.” To read more about the support the British School of Kathmandu is providing, visit:www.tbskathmandu.org
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