Life-Vision-Academy

Life Vision Academy is currently competing for a grant of $10,000 from KIND Causes and they need your support! If they win the grant then the academy which houses 37 children and operate their own women’s cooperative will be able to purchase several power generators with solar back-up and increase machinery infrastructure and productivity. The benefit will be instant as they will be able to purchase the generators and the students will benefit as they currently have very little computer experience right now because electricity is so rare. Because computers are so crucial in contemporary jobs, having prolonged access to improve their computer skills will be a huge help in learning practical life skills. This will also impact our women’s cooperative by doubling their sewing productivity and doubling their income. This would make a giant difference in their lives, as many are single mothers supporting their families alone. It will also let the women spend more time in the workshop, where they empower each other through shared support.

Voting is open only till the end of this month!

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Here’s a little more from the KIND ACT page about LIFE VISION ACADEMY!

What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

Life Vision Academy is a boarding school for underprivileged kids in Nepal. We currently provides a progressive education and safe home to 37 children, ages 3-16. We also work alongside a women’s cooperative that gives 20 marginalized women a way to build economic and social independence for the first time. There is only electricity in Nepal for a few hours every day, and this regulated system of power outages is a problem for all of our students and female artisans. With power generators, our students could use our computer lab much more often and they could read at home after dark. Our women’s cooperative could use our sewing machines for hours longer every day and significantly increase their productivity.

How will you use the $10k?

One power generator with solar backup costs about $1,300. We only need one generator for the women’s cooperative, while our computer lab will require at least two power generators to allow the kids to use the computers for a day. We will put another in the children’s dormitory so that they can read, study and write after dark. We will use the remaining funds to increase the machinery infrastructure and further benefit from the power sources; because we are so rarely able to power the machines, we only have a few computers and two sewing machines right now. We will spend the remaining funds adding sewing machines to the cooperative to increase productivity, and more computers to our lab so that more students can access them at once.

What impact do you hope to make?

Our 37 students will benefit exponentially! They have very little computer experience right now because electricity is so rare. Powering the computers during school days will allow them to master typing and finally utilize our Internet service. Because computers are so crucial in contemporary jobs, having prolonged access to improve their computer skills will be a huge help in learning practical life skills. This will also impact our women’s cooperative by doubling their sewing productivity and doubling their income. This would make a giant difference in their lives, as many are single mothers supporting their families alone. It will also let the women spend more time in the workshop, where they empower each other through shared support.

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