The Sunshine School needs your support!
Only through the voluntary help of many can the Sunshine School continue to exist. Financial support is only one aspect of this. Active assistance as well is especially important for the Swiss association.
Why the Sunshine School?
While there are sufficient public schools in Nepal, even for these certain financial resources are necessary: for example in order to buy school uniforms and materials. Unfortunately, in Nepal there are many extremely poor families and many single mothers who lack the money needed. Social institutions or social safety nets to help families are hardly present in Nepal. This is why the Sunshine School is a great opportunity for many children who would otherwise never receive an education.
The Nepalese government offers no support to the Sunshine School. At the moment we need around 5,000 CHF per month for everything necessary to maintain the school, including all school materials, the salaries of teachers and cooks as well as the lunchtime meals.
We hope that the Sunshine School will continue to exist for a long time and that many children will receive the chance for a better future. Please help us to reach our goal. Let the sun shine!
Who supports the Sunshine School?
Many private persons are supporting us. Besides these, we receive support from the following foundations, companies and parishes:
- Annette und Freddie Küng Stiftung
- EKU Foundation
- Ev.-ref. Kirchgemeinde Mettmenstetten
- Ev.-ref. Kirchgemeinde Langnau am Albis
- Ev.-Reformierte Kirchgemeinde Aeugst a. A.
- Ev.-Reformierte Kirchgemeinde Dinhard
- Ev.-Reformierte Kirchgemeinde Obfelden
- Ev.-Reformierte Kirchgemeinde Zürich-Höngg
- Foundation „Emanuele Antola“
- Georg und Emily von Opel-Stiftung
- Hawa AG
- Lipoid Kosmetik AG, Steinhausen
- Mittagstisch Obfelden
- Kanton Basel-Stadt
- Kohler Friedrich-Stiftung
- Kommission für Entwicklungsfragen der ETH/Uni Zürich
- Oekumenischer Basarverein Illnau
- Paul Schiller-Stiftung
- Roger Haus-Stiftung
- Rotary Stiftung Zürich au lac
- u-blox AG
Would you like to become a member?
Become a member of the Sunshine School Association! Our members represent the foundation for the secure financial support of the school. As a member you make a real contribution to the school.
How much are the membership dues?
The membership dues are established by the General Meeting, and the dues for an individual membership have remained at 100 CHF for several years.
The following membership categories are recognized:
- 50 CHF for the unemployed
- 100 CHF for an individual membership
- 120 CHF for a partner membership
- 365 CHF for a supporting membership
With a bequest or an inheritance you offer long-term support for our work
Many people hope that their values will continue to be carried out after their lives have ended.
With your testament you can establish how your assets will be inherited and how your commitment will continue to live. A testament gives you the certainty that everything has been put in order. A bequest or an inheritance for the sunshine school is a living sign of your commitment and is a priceless gift for the children of the Sunshine School.
For further information and for support in setting up a bequest, we will be happy to answer any questions you might have.
There are various ways to support the Sunshine School.
Make a present with the Sunshine School
If you would like to donate in the name of somebody else, we are happy to provide you with a gift certificate. Please contact us and we will send you a certificate according to your specifications.
Donate via Paypal
You can donate to the association directly online with your credit card over a secure PayPal connection. Should you need a payment slip or our bank account details in order to transfer your donation into our account, please contact us.
The association has received tax exemption. So contributions are tax-deductible.
We need your help!
Would you yourself like to spend a few hours at a market stand? Or to bake something for the stand?
Do you know of events or groups who would like to raise money for a good cause?
Are you in contact with a charitable organization which could support us? If so, let us send you a detailed dossier we have prepared for this purpose. Perhaps you would like to hold an event to benefit the Sunshine School? We would also be ready to support you in your efforts, for example a with a presentation of photos of the Sunshine School.
We are very happy for any help you can offer! Please contact us.
The Sunshine School also has classes in Switzerland
We have a box with lendable materials on Nepal. These can be borrowed by schools for project-weeks or for youth group events on the subject of Nepal. It contains books, pictures, videos, CDs as well as certain items from Nepal.
We would be happy to come to you, in order to present and answer questions about the country of Nepal, the Sunshine School or the educational situation in Nepal. Please contact us.
PHZH further education module
In connection with a further education module at the Zurich University of Teacher Education (PHZH), Swiss teachers and educational administrators visit, among other schools, the Sunshine School in Nepal. They also have discussions with the teachers and students there, visit the families of the Sunshine School children, and analyse and reflect upon the important of education in Nepal.