Happy Birthday Ethan!

A very special happy birthday to Ethan!

Ethan is the son of Esther, our district manager in Uganda.

All the best Ethan!

Celebrating Meaningful Volunteer Staff on International Women's Day

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March 8th marks International Women's Day and I like to take this moment to thank all of the wonderful women who make Meaningful Volunteer possible.

Thanks to Esther for her wonderful leadership in Uganda.  

Thanks to Mary for helping our school run and keeping the children fed.

Thanks to Hema for leading the way in Nepal.

Thanks to Megin for being such a positive influence on all we do here.

I am so proud of all of you and I am so happy that we have women leading the way in our organization. 

Malcolm Trevena
Founder of Meaningful Voluteer

School Lunch Program Underway in Rithepani

Thanks to some fantastic fundraising efforts from our partner organization Educate a Child, we now have our lunch program full opertaional.

Thanks to everyone who helped out!

Happy Birthday Hema

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A very special happy birthday to Hema Gurung, our wonderful manager in Nepal!

Thank you for all that you do for the youth of Nepal. 

We appreciate you so much!

All the Staff at Meaningful Volunteer


We'd love for you to become a Friend of Meaningful Volunteer and help to support the work we do.  By become a Friend you will:

  • Support our wonderful staff in Uganda and Nepal
  • Provide school lunches for our 100+ students
  • Provide school supplies for our 100+ students

Merry Christmas from Buyaya, Uganda

Thanks to a generous donation from the parents at Good Shepherd Daycare, the children at our school in Uganda had an extra special Christmas feast!

Thanks to all that were involved.

And Merry Christmas from Buyaya, Uganda

 

Meaningful Volunteer Fundraiser at Good Shepherd's Daycare

Every year, the Good Shepherd's Daycare in Coquitlam BC Canada puts on their annual Christmas concert.

At the concert Santa hands out Christmas gifts to the children.  We can neither confirm nor deny that Meaningful Volunteer founder Malcolm Trevena was inside the Santa outfit.

Joey Albert-Pacis the director of the daycare then asked parents if they would like to donate to Meaningful Volunteer.  Some very generous donations were received and these will be used to fund Christmas parties at our schools in Nepal and Uganda.

Thanks again Good Shepherd Daycare!


We'd love for you to become a Friend of Meaningful Volunteer and help to support the work we do.  By become a Friend you will:

  • Support our wonderful staff in Uganda and Nepal
  • Provide school lunches for our 100+ students
  • Provide school supplies for our 100+ students

Remembering Andy Manley Seven Years On

Seven years ago Andy Manley died tragically in a house explosion.

Andy Manley was always a great supporter of Meaningful Volunteer and all we tried to do.

Both of our schools in Uganda and Nepal were built in his honour.  

The staff and students in Nepal conducted a small ceremony to remember Andy.

Thanks for everything Andy!  You're amazing!


We'd love for you to become a Friend of Meaningful Volunteer and help to support the work we do.  By become a Friend you will:

  • Support our wonderful staff in Uganda and Nepal
  • Provide school lunches for our 100+ students
  • Provide school supplies for our 100+ students

Merry Christmas from Meaningful Volunteer Nepal

Thanks to a very generous donation from a supporter, staff and students alike got to celebrate Christmas at our school in Nepal.

Merry Christmas from Meaningful Volunteer Nepal!


We'd love for you to become a Friend of Meaningful Volunteer and help to support the work we do.  By become a Friend you will:

  • Support our wonderful staff in Uganda and Nepal
  • Provide school lunches for our 100+ students
  • Provide school supplies for our 100+ students

Congratulations to Meaningful Volunteer's Megin Alvarez

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Meaningful Volunteer's co-founder Megin Alvarez was nominated for two awards at the inaugural Women Influences Awards that was put on by the Tricities Women's Collaborative Hub. 

Over 130 women were nominated and Megin made the finals for two categories:

  • Sustainability Award
    This was for all her fantastic work she does in both Uganda and Nepal
     
  • Caregiver Award
    In addition to her work at Meaningful Volunteer, Megin has also been a foster parent for 19 years.  Currently she has five children in her home.

We are all so proud of you here at Meaningful Volunteer!  Keep up the great work!


We'd love for you to become a Friend of Meaningful Volunteer and help to support the work we do.  By become a Friend you will:

  • Support our wonderful staff in Uganda and Nepal
  • Provide school lunches for our 100+ students
  • Provide school supplies for our 100+ students