Fundraiser event held in New Zealand for ‘bamboo schools’ in Nepal
The Non Resident Nepali Association of New Zealand (NRNA NZ) has launched ‘Nepali Nights’’, a fundraiser programme to support Nepal’s Samata Schools, also known as ‘bamboo schools’ providing education to children from poor economic backgrounds.
NRNA NZ and Nepal New Zealand Friendship Society of Canterbury (NNZFS) jointly organised a cultural and fundraiser event in Christchurch on September 8. Around 400 Nepali and Non-Nepali guests attended the event at Templeton Community Hall. Main attractions of the night were Nepali cultural performances, traditional Nepali food and Nepali arts and crafts for display and sale.
Dr. Bhola Pradhan, president of NNZFSC), and Mark Inglis, a renowned mountaineer who also runs a charity called limbs4all, jointly inaugurated the event.
The cultural performances started by playing national anthems of Nepal and New Zealand. Individual as well as group performances were done by Nepali children and youngsters living in Canterbury region. Costumes show representing the major ethnic groups of Nepal was very much liked by the guests.
‘Nepal Nights’ is a series of programmes being organizsed by NRN NZ in coordination with the local Nepali communities. Two such programs were organised in the past, the first one in Waimate on 28 April and next one in Invercargill on 6 May. Nepalnews.com