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The Hasta Memorial School (previously Spring School) - Education to Prevent Trafficking

$40,278 of $50,000 goal
Given by 154 generous donors in around 8 months

Human trafficking is destroying many young lives in Nepal. Together through education, we can stop this happening. Your support is vital.

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We are raising money to help survivor-activist Anjali, and her husband Yogendra Basnet, establish a school in Dupcheswor, Shikharbesi-7.

Anjali writes ... "For the last 10 years, I have had a dream - to provide education and hope to children in my village in Nepal, so that they will not have to suffer the trauma of human trafficking, as I did. When I was eleven years old, I was trafficked to India, where I endured several years in a brothel in Kolkata.

Thankfully, I was rescued and given the help and support I needed to heal and rebuild my life. The love of God, and the love and hard work of many people have gotten me to the point where I am ready to bring my dream to reality, I plan to offer a different life to children in my community, through the light of education.

Our village in the Himalayan region of Nepal has a huge problem with trafficking. A high percentage of the girls who grow up here are either sold into prostitution or forced into child marriage.

I'm raising money to build a school in my village, to prevent more girls from being trafficked, to give them a bright future, to raise awareness and change the mindset of my people. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me".

Initially, the school was to be called THE SPRING SCHOOL because spring comes after the dry winter when everything looks hopeless, with spring the flowers blossom. Similarly, the school will bring hope where there had been no hope. While this remains a goal the school will now be known as The Hasta Memorial School.

This project is supported by The Ride4Freedom and various speaking engagements in New Zealand.

Anjali is herself a graduate of Apple of God's Eyes in Nepal who gave her an education, and the foundation for a hope-filled life. She now seeks to offer the same hope to others. By supporting this project, we will help many others blossom and embrace their potential.


Língua portuguesa


Estamos arrecadando recursos para ajudar a sobrevivente-ativista Anjali a construir uma escola em sua aldeia no Nepal.

Anjali escreve: ..."Nos últimos 10 anos, tenho sonhado em oferecer educação e esperança às crianças da minha aldeia no Nepal, para que elas não tenham que sofrer o trauma do tráfico de pessoas, como aconteceu comigo. Quando eu tinha onze anos, fui levada para a Índia, onde passei vários anos em uma casa de prostituição em Kolkata.

Felizmente, fui resgatada e recebi a ajuda e o apoio necessários para ser curada e reconstruir minha vida. O amor de Deus e o trabalho árduo de muitas pessoas me levaram a um ponto em que estou pronta para tornar realidade meu sonho. Planejo oferecer uma vida diferente às crianças da minha comunidade, sob a luz da educação.

Nossa vila na região do Himalaia no Nepal tem um enorme problema com o tráfico infantil. Uma alta porcentagem de meninas que crescem aqui é vendida para prostituição ou forçada a se casar ainda na infância.

Estou arrecadando dinheiro para construir uma escola na minha aldeia, para impedir que mais meninas sejam traficadas, para lhes dar um futuro brilhante, para aumentar a conscientização e mudar a mentalidade do meu povo. Agradecemos desde já a sua contribuição em favor desta causa que significa muito para mim ".

A escola se chamará A ESCOLA DA PRIMAVERA, porque a primavera chega depois do inverno seco, quando tudo parece impossível. Na primavera as flores desabrocham. Da mesma forma, a escola trará esperança onde não mais havia.

Este projeto é apoiado pela The Ride4Freedom e vários compromissos de palestras na Nova Zelândia.

Anjali é uma graduada da missão “MENINA DOS OLHOS DE DEUS” no Nepal, que lhe deu uma educação e a base para uma vida cheia de esperança. Ela agora procura oferecer a mesma esperança aos outros. Ao apoiar este projeto, ajudaremos muitos outros a florescer e a abraçar seu potencial.

About us

The Wakatipu Presbyterian Church is long established in Queenstown, Frankton, and Arrowtown. We serve our own community and overseas in partnership with local organisations.

Use of funds

Funds raised will enable the purchase of land, and the building of the school. Excess funds will be used for the ongoing support of the school. If for any reason this project is canceled any Funds raised will be allocated to a similar project within Nepal.

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Latest update

Letter received  11 March 2021

Posted by: Wakatipu Presbyterian Parish

Dear all, we recently received this letter, from a Nepalese living in New Zealand.

Hello everyone,

I am Heena Sharma and I am from Nepal. I am currently living in New Zealand. I am writing this letter on behalf of my country Nepal and people over there to say big “thank you” for your generous contribution towards school project in Nepal. I would like to thank for your prayer, motivation and support towards this project.

In this generation education is one of the basic and important need and sadly still in my country people do struggle to get this basic need. There are so many places in Nepal where education is like luxury which can be afford by only by few people. Still there are villages where children have to walk miles to get to government school probably 4 to 5 hours each day just to get school and again same hours to get back home.

Due to so many reasons they don’t go to school and they are uneducated. So many people take this as advantage and misuse them. Lack of education is one of the main reasons for human trafficking in Nepal. This is the reality still my country is facing in this 21st century and saying these things breaks my heart.

I am would like to thank each and everyone from bottom of my heart for your step against human trafficking and contribution towards education. Thank you from all those children that will get education form that school for their bright future. I appreciate for your contribution for this school and step towards a bright future for many children.

Kind Regards

Heena Sharma

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Ana on 22 Dec 2020
Hello Ride4Freedom! We are the Strength Camp members of Industrial Fitness Gym and Fight Club and we support your amazing project. This is the first part of our donation to help the Spring School in Nepal. Keep up the good work!
Wakatipu Presbyterian Parish

Dear Ana - thank you. And in thanking you I acknowledge the many who have contributed to this fund. Because of you all the school is being built, day by day the walls are going up and the vision is becoming reality. Thank you.

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Yamaji's on 21 Dec 2020

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