The reason why I painted Batman pink after receiving an email from Leila Hafzi: I’m trying to bring attention to a good cause, and together, we can build a school!
I know for sure that I’m one of the luckiest people in the world. I was born in a wealthy country, I have a warm bed to sleep in every night, a cosy and safe apartment, clean water in my kitchen, heat and electricity. We don’t have any hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanic aeruptions or wildfires here.
When I was a child I walked 15 minutes to my local school, also a safe, warm building. A perfect place for a child to learn, get new friends and get an education. I’m forever grateful for living such a comfortable and safe life. And now I’m in a position where I can help others.
A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by Leila Hafzi, designer and one of the amazing initiators behind Rebuild Nepal. They are currently rebuilding a primary school for children in a small village called Olang, in Nepal.
Can you imagine getting your education in a windy shed? We have an oppourtunity to change lives – and I will do everything I can to support their project.
Rebuild Nepal over the past year ensured electricity for about 1,500 people and rebuild a stretch of road at 3.5 km affecting approximately 9,000 people and ensured that 50 families in Muchock region gained access to galvanized (corrugated iron) sheet before monsoon 2015.
Right now, they need your help – they are in the final phase of the process of reconstruction Gyan Jyoti Primary School.
All technical drawings, licenses and soil samples are in place, now we they need your help to reach our goal with the last phase of the project. All funds raised will go to the school building, desks, chairs, blackboards and the establishment of a small stretch of road.
The school has at present only the capacity to teach a few of the students in makeshift facilities (shed) made of corrugated iron. The makeshift school building consists of open space with a dirt floor and walls and ceilings without doors, which students are exposed to the elements.
The construction of the new school will start in November – let’s build a school!
I painted Batman with Rebuild Nepal’s logo to bring attention to this cause, and support their amazing work. Every dollar we receive counts! Come on guys, please help us reach the goal so they can finish the construction work.
Help us rebuild Gyan Jyoti Primary School in Nepal. Please donate a dollar or two – everything helps!
Peace, love and Friesian hugs,
Batman & Matilde
A special thanks to my dear friend Lisa for taking the photos and helping me out today. You are the best!