During my travels through Nepal, I was fortunate to meet some extraordinary people, among them a selfless and caring young woman named Meyrav Mor. She has devoted herself to a group of young Nepalese orphans by creating The Bal Mandir Kindergarten, where I saw the magic of happy children living in a complicated world.

The kindergarten is associated with a run-down government institution where conditions are at best Spartan and the general atmosphere bleak, but amidst this, Meyrav has created an oasis of colour, warmth and love in which these children flourish.

I've chosen to help this kindergarten, and maybe you will too. Perhaps you've resisted the usual bleeding heart orphan appeals for the same reasons I have - the trickle down of money to those for whom it was intended is so often negligible, and signing a check to an unknown entity seems so remote and detached. Instead, I challenge you to sponsor me by pledging a donation for every mile I travel on my journey. This is not a vague "a penny a day to put a smile on a child's face," but a direct pipeline to particular children whom I personally know to be in particular need.. I saw the immediate benefits and affect of the money I gave when I was there, not just in the fresh fruit that was placed before them at mealtimes, but in the smiling faces and sparkling eyes of the children.

In my photographs I have tried to capture their smiles in the world Meyrav has created as a direct contrast to the bleak state of the orphanage itself.

Your donation, while tax deductible, will not pass through Byzantine bureaucratic labyrinths before a fraction reaches the children - instead it will all go straight to Meyrav, who administers the funds personally. I can assure you that our money goes completely to the children. If you have been following my trip on the web then you can see that despite the misadventures, the travelling etc., this is a journey of discovery, a search for meaning and purpose.

The Bal Mandir Kindergarten has valid meaning and purpose for us all. It is a good and worthy cause. This is the cause that I would, with your charity, help.

andre

Follow these links if you want information

on making a Donation or Pledge,

on contacting Meyrav Mor directly,

or on contacting the Rudolf Steiner Foundation directly:

 

 

 

 

 

 

to make a donation

If you want to donate please send a check care of me at my father's, however, if you prefer you can send the check directly to the Rudolf Steiner Foundation (Fed. Tax ID #1306082763). If choose to do so, please contact me so that I can keep a record of donations and personally thank you.

Please make checks are to made payable to:

The Rudolf Steiner Foundation
please write in the memo portion of the check
"The Children of Nepal"

All corespondance regarding pledges to:

andre@walrus.com

and/or:

Gary L. Jost
34 Green Tree Way
Malpitas, CA 95035
Tel: 408-263-0946
Fax: 408-202-2243


Email: garyljost@aol.com

 

The Rudolf Steiner Foundation
Please write in the memo portion of the cheque:
"The Children of Nepal"
Building 1002B, Thoreau Center, Presidio
P. O Box 29915
San Francisco, CA 94129-0915, USA

Tel: 415 561 3900

Donations are tax deductable in the USA.


 

Freunde der Erziehungskunst Rudolf Steiner e.V.
Please write in the memo portion of the cheque
"The Children of Nepal - Project #4405"
Kopenicker Str. 175
Berlin, D-10997, Germany

Tel: 030 61 70 26 30

 

 

Internationaal Hulpfonds Hoofdstraat 14b
Please write in the memo portion of the cheque:
"The Children of Nepal"
LA Driebergen, NL-3972
The Netherlands

Tel: 0343 53 60 67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to make a pledge

Why pledge? As I mentioned above, pledging is slightly more interactive and fun than simply cutting a check and forgetting about it. This way you will follow my journey as I go, and I will forced to keep you entertained, andmy website current.

How does it work? If you are making a pledge, you are pledging to donate money for every mile that I ride. You can pledge for the miles I have travelled so far, or only for the miles I will ride from when you pledge. Note: you can end your pledge at anytime.

If you want to pledge please email me or contact my father at the address below, stating your pledge and the miles onthe trip odometer currently at 69,560(last updated on

07/16/2002

). Every 2,500 miles that I ride I will contact you at which point you can choose to continue,settle, or both.

When you settle you can either send a check care of me at my father's. If you prefer you can send the check directly to the Rudolf Steiner Foundation (Fed. Tax ID #1306082763). If choose to do so, please contact myself or my father so that I can keep a record of donations and personally thank you.

Please make checks are to made payable to:

The Rudolf Steiner Foundation
NOTE: please write in the memo portion of the check
"The Children of Nepal"

All corespondance regarding pledges to:

andre@walrus.com

and/or:

Mike Corpuz
34 Flett Rd.
Belmont, MA 02478
USA

Tel: (617) 484-9132

 

 

 

 

 

 

to contact Meyrav Mor:

General Post Box 8123
Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: 977-1-422114, 411202, or 410844
Fax: 977-1-419237

 

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