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

German Volunteers Arrive in Nepal

Meaningful Volunteer welcome Pia Schäferjohann and Trami Pham from Germany who will be helping out at our school in Nepal for two weeks.

We are sure you'll have a great time and be warmly welcomed by the community.


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

Introducing Friends of Meaningful Volunteer

Ever since day one, Meaningful Volunteer has been funded by our staff and some generous donations by the Manley family in remembrance of Andy Manley who died tragically in a house explosion.

Meaningful Volunteer was founded way back in August 2008 with a dream of making the world just a little bit better.  Since then we have some great successes, including the construction of schools in Nepal and Uganda, and numerous other projects.  

Our total student population is now at about 100 students.

We are now asking our supporters to help us in supporting our students and staff.

For just $7.50 a month, you can cover the costs of one student.

In return you will receive

  • The eternal gratitude of everyone here at Meaningful Volunteer, especially our amazing students.
  • Your name on the side of the school, similar to our Meaningful Contributors wall.
  • A special thank you message from one of our students.

School Lunch Supplies Heading to Nepal

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Educate a Child, our wonderful partner, has offered to put on a fundraiser for our school in Nepal.

This has started the ball rolling and many other donors are stepping up!

We talked to Hema, our equally wonderful district manager for Nepal, and it was decided that some much needed lunch supplies were needed.

Items like cups, cutlery, and plates will be purchased.

Much thanks to Educate a Child and our other donors for thinking of our school in 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

The Importance of a Good Meal

Nothing is more important for a quality education than a full stomach.

It doesn't matter if you have the best teachers or attend the best school with the best resources.  If you don't have a full stomach, then you can't concentrate enough to retain the information. Sometimes you can't even stay awake.

This is why we have a meal everyday at all our schools.

Thanks to Mary for churning out these meals day after day.