Oldmeldrum host First Steps Nepal speaker Durga Aran

Durga Aran from First Steps Nepal visits the club which started Rotary's support for Education in the Sangachok area of Nepal.

President David McClelland, Durga Aran & Hilary Gordon

27th August the Rotary Club of Oldmeldrum hosted Durga Aran and District Secretary Hilary Gordon .  Durga is a founding director of  New Zealand Charity First Steps Himalaya which was set up in 2009 to provide early years education in remote hill top villages in Nepal.    Oldmeldrum Rotary was involved from the beginning raising funds and securing grants from Rotary International which allowed the project to expand from an initial 3 schools to now managing 23 schools.  It was really interesting to hear first-hand how the projects have grown, and how they are overcoming the after effects  of the last earthquake. 

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