Since January, Sunsar Maya has been working with a small group of middle school students at The Grove School (a public charter school) in Redlands, California. Through the school’s community service program, a group of young students learned about Sunsar Maya’s mission and projects in Nepal and immediately created a support group to help send the children of Nepal to school.
The group came up with great ideas on how to raise money to support the children of Aruna’s Orphanage in Kathmandu. They prepared countless and delicious brownies, cookies and cupcakes that they sold to their fellow classmates and staff. The last week of school, co-founder and Development Director, Santiago Diab, met with the students, who presented him with a check to cover partial sponsorship of one of our children for the entire school year! But their will to do good does not seem to be stopping there. The Grove kids are planning to continue their efforts to sponsor more children during the upcoming school year, and already have a list of other fundraising ideas, including talent shows and hand-made jewelry.
We are so grateful to the students of the Grove School Students for their generous support!