Update on First Steps Himalaya and Global Giving
2020 has been difficult for all of us. As Christmas approaches, rural Nepal continues to face challenges linked to COVID – 19. The men returning to Nepal with no work and no money has led to an increase in child and women trafficking, domestic abuse, and girls not attending school.
In spite of the challenges Ythan Valley Rotary remains committed to supporting First Steps Himalaya in building self- resilience in Nepal—but we need your help. Through Giving Tuesday, a day where everyone, anywhere, can help to support us in raise an awareness, and hopefully well needed funds, for the villagers of the Nuwakot district of Nepal.
Therefore, for 24 hours only (0500 hrs to 0500 hrs GMT) from Tuesday 1st December to Wednesday 2nd Dec 2020, GlobalGiving is giving away one million dollars to non-profit organisations around the world. Your generous gift will help us unlock a greater share of those funds!
If you have previously donated in the past to the work of this project, thank you. However, if you did not meet our past deadline, and would still like to donate, then now is your chance to do so! For more information, and to make your donation, please follow the link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/community-resilience-nuwakot-district-nepal/
Together, we can make a big difference to the lives of the villagers in Nepal, especially as the winter months fast approach. Mark the date on your calendars today!
Rotary clubs in Scotland have been involved with First Steps Himalaya since 2010 and have been impressed with the ongoing improvements to the lives of the children in Nepal. Ythan Valley Rotary is keen to maintain this involvement with First Steps Himalaya …. Changing lives…one classroom at a time
To organise fundraising or to make a donation, information can be found on https://www.firststepshimalaya.org/get-involved
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A sunny and successful fundraising day in Ythanbank was enjoyed by Rotarians and visitors prior to our scheduled meeting in the Ythanbank Community Hall. Thanks to all for the donations and purchases.more
On the 14th August our President Jacquiline Hill and the President of Kharkiv International Rotary Erik Avetisov signed a declaration twinning both of our clubs. Erik and other families from Ukraine have recently settled in the Ythan Valley area.more
The bicycles will be distributed by YVR members to needy recipients through-out the North east with a Geographic spread from MacDuff to St Cyrus. This has been a co-ordinated effort between YVR, Ellon Cycles and Cycling UK.more
Cyclists participating in BP’s Coast 2 Coast adventure will be helping provide 12,000 laptops for Ukrainian children. The challenge involves cycling more than 250 miles across Scotland from Gairloch to Aberdeen from May 25 to 28.more
Sunday the 12th June saw the Presidential handover take place at the Ythanbank Village hall. After a great year Hilary Gordon handed over the Presidential Role to our 2022-23 President Jacqueline Hill.more
Ythan Valley Rotary present past President Eleanor Macalister with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award in recognition of her continuous commitment to the community and Rotary, the award was made by fellow Rotarian Hilary Gordonmore
Rotarians Carol Wallace and Jacqueline Hill today received a cheque for £300 for the clothing bank from the members of the Methlick Cycle Challenge committee. Many thanks to all for this substantial donation towards the running of the clothing bank.more
At the Ythan Valley Rotary meeting of the 9th October the members met with Keith from the New Arc Charity. The charity rescues , rehabilitates and releases wildlife. After his tallk Keith was presented with Blankets and £423 raised by members.more
Aberdeens Archie Foundation receive 50 beautifully crafted dolls. A huge thank you to the dedicated knitting team of Doreen, Lil, Liz, Jacqueline and Margaret from the Cruden Craft Group for taking the time to make the dolls and then distribute them.more
Members of the Ythan Valley Rotary have been busy during April stripping, preparing and painting a local property in preparation of the arrival of a Ukrainian Family as a result of the conflict between Russia and the Ukraine.more