To The Hills of Kathmandu Music Track
2016 is TERA’s
30th Anniversary! We are celebrating in a big way as top DJ Trevor Fung
(with Dan Wainwright, TJ Lawton and Melodie Forrester) has created and
donated a digital MP3 music track for us to raise funds for our Nepal
Fund, which provides education sponsorship for children affected by the
devastating earthquakes in Nepal last year.
The track is called 'Return to the Hills of Kathmandu' and you can purchase
it on iTunes
here and Google
Huge thanks from all at TERA
to Trevor, Dan, TJ Lawton, and Melodie Forrester (who provided vocals
on the track). You can view our Facebook
feature about the track here.
The purchase price will
buy you not only a super-cool dance track, but the knowledge that you
are enabling children in Nepal to enjoy the valuable gift of education
sponsorship every time a track is downloaded. And the bonus is that every
penny goes to our Nepal Fund because our charity staff are all volunteers
who pay their own expenses!
Please share the links with your friends who may want to help, or may
even want to pass on the details to their own friends. For every 14 downloads
of the track, one child in Nepal has his/her tuition fees sponsored for
a whole month. You can find out more on our Facebook
page and our Twitter
Also, do look out for TERA
during week beginning September 26th - eBay for Charity & PayPal Giving
Fund have very kindly given us a week's shared 'featured charity' status
during the Checkout process for ALL purchases on eBay.co.uk! This gives
the privilege of our work being highlighted to eBayers, who can help to
fundraise by simply ticking a box to donate £1 quickly and easily
during Checkout. Our eBay
for Charity page can be found here If you are an eBayer, please make
one of your favourite charities by clicking on 'Save as favourite' (on
the right-hand side of the page), and whenever someone buys from you they
will be given the opportunity to donate £1 during their checkout
Thank you from all at TERA!
And huge thanks again to Trevor, Dan, TJ, Melodie, and eBay for Charity
& PayPal Giving Fund!
You can view our Facebook
feature about the track here.
- Sponsored Children in Nepal and India.
Education & Relief
primary project remains the support, education and healthcare of children.
Support and sponsorship of the 13 children in Nepal continues well, as
does the sponsorship of the Indian children being supplied with equipment
for attending school.
12 children in the Tashi Jong area of Himachal Pradesh in North India
are being supported. The children are of mixed ages and receive help with
school uniforms, shoes, books, pens and transport. Over time there have
also been donations to help individuals meet healthcare and medicine costs
e.g. treatment for TB
and funding for materials to build flushing toilets improving sanitation
directly helping some Indian families and fulfilling a condition set by
also continues to support the Tashi Jong Clinic through the provision
of a salary for a nurse, maintenance, equipment and medicines not supplied
by the visiting Amchi(traditional Tibetan doctor). The clinic supports
both the Tibetan Refugee settlement & the local Indian community who
are supplied with free medicine when they are unable to afford treatment.
The earthquake in Nepal in
Saturday April 2015 (also known as the Gorkha earthquake) was widely reported
on national news.
When the quake struck, the
children had a day off school & were at home with their families.
This potentially lessened the amount of casualties & deaths (500 Schools
reported to have been destroyed). After the 7.8 magnitude earthquake,
the people in Kathmandu were sleeping on open ground due to the continued
after-shocks. Following looting many people returned to their homes, if
they still had one, to protect the few possessions they still had.
Fifty percent of the people moved out of Kathmandu to return to their
villages, due to the lack of food & water, continuing after-shocks
with the possibility of more buildings collapsing, & the fear of disease
spreading due to lack of sanitation. This meant that the aid agencies
are able to supply enough food & water & other supplies to the
people who remain.
Many TERA members & supporters have been in contact to find out about
the well-being of the people in Nepal. Lhakpa passes on his heartfelt
thanks from the bottom of his heart to all of those who have been in contact,
& all of the well wishers . Despite having opportunities to leave
Nepal & live in a safer environment Lhakpa wishes to reassure us,
his intention is to continue with TERA’s work.
The support needed after the emergency relief work comes to an end is
enormous. Lhakpa said “I’m needed here now more than ever”.
His house has been structurally passed as being safe (6th May 2015), after
it had suffered from some cracks from the quakes, and those TERA children
whose families have lost their homes in the quakes have been re-housed.
The government initially stated that they would like the Schools, Colleges
& Universities to re-open by the 15th May 2015 but continuing after-shocks
made this a difficult target to achieve. In October 2015 the strike on
the border between India and Nepal made the situation in Nepal even more
desperate - increasing shortages in fuel and everyday commodities further
disrupted life and education. School buses were often unable to run and
a shortage of paper delayed the printing of textbooks.
TERA director, Dr. Chrissie Coburn-Krzowska, set up a fundraising project
with an initial £1,000 donation from her own money. This will be
used to sponsor the education of more children in Nepal, and our aim is
100 children overall (many of whom lost relatives in their home villages
& some have lost their homes in Kathmandu as well). We are co-ordinating
with our Dutch counterparts to facilitate this aim, and Chrissie is in
touch regularly with Lhakpa. TERA will be sending money for sponsorship
throughout the year: education is widely held to be the way forward for
Nepal, with the Nepali government also seeing it as the best way to rebuild
the country. Huge amounts of money have been sent from aid agencies for
emergency relief, however TERA's particular value is that we can help
those overlooked by the main agencies but who are still in desperate need.
Experience has shown us that those that shout the loudest for help are
not the ones that are necessarily in the most need, and also that after
an initial emergency response many of these agencies move on to the next
crisis whilst there are still many long term needs to be addressed.
CD's, DVD's and Mobile
Please send us your unwanted
CD's or DVD's which our treasurer can sell to raise funds.
We are also able to accept old mobile phones preferably with a chargeable
battery and/or data/charging lead.
INK CARTRIDGES :
We are recycling original ink
cartridges in bulk via ebay to raise funds towards supporting our children
in Nepal and India.
A request for empty ink cartridges with the numbers listed below - they
must be originals and have only been used once and never re-filled or
tampered with. Singles or a few cartridges, or bulk lots (perhaps your
workplace uses one or more of the cartridges below?) all welcome! Thank
HP 21, 22, 27, 28, 300, 301, 337, 343, 351 - Canon 510, 511, 526, 540,
Epson T6037, T6031, T6039, T6034, T603C, T603B, T6035, T6032 - Epson maintenance
tanks for Epson Pro
Please send to:
4 Goad Street
Also please be aware of our
Buy, Sell and Pledge page where you can advertise your own items for
sale for free,
to be sold locally or by post, a donation out of your proceeds would be
newsletter, is issued when possible on an annual basis and circulated
to all donors and sponsors.
Feedback for this is positive and we plan to continue publishing the newsletter
once a year.
We also have a Facebook
Page with up to date information on all issues affecting TERA.
Current and past
issues of Windhorse are available at the links below :
on the following link to view the TERA
AGM Minutes 2016
click on the following link to view the
Trustees’ Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2017
T.E.R.A. Trustees’ Annual Report for the year ended 31 March 2016