Dear Members and Supporters of NECO Foundation
NECO children need your help!
Despite the financial challenges we faced in 2016, we made substantial progress. We continued to provide for our 34 kids, supported their education and moral and ethical progress, in addition to providing shelter, food, medical care and love. We also continued with the reconstruction of the damaged buildings and the construction of the new dormitory and bathrooms. We fully appreciate the sacrifice made by every one of our donors to allow us to provide for our children.
All of this progress does come with a cost, and we could use your financial support now. It is winter time in Nepal and due to the cold weather, we need to purchase clothes and other necessities for our children. We also have substantial school fees coming up (school fees are about one-third of our annual budget). Please consider a tax exempt end-of-the-year donation, or providing monthly support for one or more children at NECO. NECO Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit foundation. All donations are tax deductible.
The Year in Review
- We continued taking care of our children, provided food and shelter as well as moral and traditional education in an English speaking school.
- Seven of our children have graduated grade 10 and are in grades 11 and 12. NECO Foundation has modified it’s policy and will support and keep children through grade 12 or until they reach the age of 18. We will provide further support if they get into a university program.
- The construction of the boys and girls dormitories is finally completed and the children have moved into their own quarters. After the earthquake and after living for months in a cow barn that survived the earthquake, the children are very happy to be in their new home. We have finally built bathrooms and toilets for boys and girls adjacent to their dorms so they do not have to walk long distances to the old buildings for that. In addition, we purchased beds and beddings so the children can sleep comfortably in their own beds.
- Seven of our children who graduated the 10th grade had the opportunity to go to New Delhi to serve at the Lotus Baha’i Temple during the summer. This is an invaluable experience for the ones who go. It is NECO’s policy to send each graduating child to the Lotus Temple to serve as a volunteer for one to three months
The following pie charts demonstrates where your donations went in 2016:
Your continuing support of NECO Foundation is greatly appreciated as we hold to our Mission: “to lovingly provide orphaned children with food, shelter, clothing, medical and dental care in a home-like setting. We are devoted to much more than mere childhood survival. We focus on education and moral development because we believe that it is the only way our children can break their cycle of poverty, and become future productive citizens and leaders of their communities.”
We look forward to hearing from you during this holiday season.
Thank you for your help,
Board President, NECO Foundation