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Join our Friends and Supporters Spring Walk - Boxhill March 27th - 30th
OSOC supporter Ali is organising a walking weekend in the Spring - March 27th-30th (arrival on Friday, departure Monday) and would love you to join her to raise funds for OSOC. There are many reasonably priced hotel options nearby e.g. Travelodge, Woking, Premier Inn Addlestone, or try Airbnb. Ali writes:
I hope that you all enjoyed the festive season and didn’t eat too much! If you have overindulged then now is the time to think about shedding those extra calories and joining us for a celebratory OSOC walking weekend in the Spring. We live near the beautiful Surrey Hills and I am planning 2 separate walks in Box Hill (National Trust). Please feel free to Google it!
There are 8 walks to choose from - I have already done a couple - although I think we'll skip the adventure trail for toddlers!
We meet for dinner at the Raj Indian restaurant on Friday 27th March at 6 PM.. The address is : 31 The Broadway, New Haw, KT15 3EU Let us know if you would like to join us, so we can book a table. You may email me here
If you can't make it, meet at 9 AM on Saturday 28th March at Box Hill National Trust, Zigzag Road, Tadworth KT20 7LB. You will need to pay for car parking.
There is a cafe where we can lunch after the walk.
Many congratulations to OSOC Nepal stalwart Gita who has won the award of Teacher of the Year 2019. Gita says “It was given for creating child friendly environment in teaching and learning process. They can learn at their own pace and according to their capacity in this environment and learning becomes long lasting.”
The Summer 2019 OSOC Newsletter has been produced by Louis Britten, and is available for download here
Sponsor a Child
Please sponsor a child. £5 per month pays for a child to attend homework club. We ask for a year’s funds so that the student will have the knowledge that they will be a member of the homework club for a full year. In return you will receive messages from your sponsored student. Please bear in mind that English is not their first language. The tutors will help them write their message!
This pays for children from the local government school to allow them to meet their potential. With professional tutors who will assist them in subjects leading up to SLC (School Leaving Certificate normally at age 16), essential if they are to have the opportunity to continue in education. English is key as further education is given in English and government schools teach in Nepali, whereas private schools teach in English.
Homework Club student Sajun
Srijana receives her sponsorship gift from OSOC co-founder Dave Britten
The homework club runs from 7-8:30 AM and 4-5:30 PM and employs tutors to cover all subjects.
We now have 28 regular students coming to the Homework Club. Please help us increase this to 30!
A sponsorship form, for you to complete and forward to OSOC, can be downloaded here.
The Homework Club
Homework Club students at play
OSOC Greetings Cards
OSOC has produced packs of greetings cards featuring beautiful views of Nepal. Details of these lovely cards can be found here
OSOC recently sponsored Chameli School’s educational tour to Kathmandu. English teacher Upendra kindly supplied a report together with photographs of their visit.
OSOC Sponsors School Trip to Kathmandu
I am giving you short description that we made our educational tour. It was November 14, we 6 teachers and 29 students, started our journey at six in the morning by a bus. We had breakfast at Malekhu at 8:00 AM. We entered Kathmandu city at 11 AM .We had our lunch at Samakhusi and headed towards Narayanhity Palace now known as National museum, a historical place. After watching various historic things there we moved to Jawalakhel to observe the mat zoo.the children enjoyed watching various animals, birds and others. In the evening we moved to Pagan to observe Krishnamandir a temple of model Pagoda style. Later we moved to a luxurious hotel , Krishnatika hotel in Gaushala to have dinner and spent there the night. Early next morning we observed Pashupati temple worshipping there. After breakfast at Krishnatika we visited Bhaktapur . We observed different temple old houses and others. Then we visited Dharahara (under construction) Ranipokhari, Swayambhunath . And we had lunch at Kalanki and we returned home. It was 11 PM we got home.
It was so nice journey. Thank you for your help to make this tour effective. I have attached some photos herewith too.