Why are we involved in NCEF?|
On this page we attempt to address the following question:
Why are we even doing this? It seems like everyone involved with NCEF is
perfectly capable of leading an extraordinarily successful life without
bothering with this charity.
One certainly cannot, and should not, hope for something without doing
anything to help bring it about.
We hope that one day, everyone in Nepal will be literate.
Every one of us at NCEF believes in doing whatever we can, when we can,
to help those that are disadvantaged. Regardless of what kind of changes
any well-wisher, brilliant or otherwise, implements in a place like
Nepal, without basic education in some form, it cannot be maintained,
dying as quickly as it was implemented. Certainly, echoes of the
fisherman's dilemma in either giving a poor man a fish, or spending some
time teaching him how to fish resound as you read this. Indeed, it is a
widely accepted fact that education gives people the capacity to
develop. Further, that without it, true development is not possible. It
all begins with education. (The most notable example being Singapore)
We discovered that a mere hundred US dollars in Nepal could put a
child, otherwise completely unable to attend school, into school for a year!
On our part, it simply meant a little bit of work, committing
what change we had in our pockets, and collecting what our friends could
spare. Startlingly, this was all it took to raise the potential of the
child significantly, and in this way, help her to rise above an
uncompromisingly vicious yet disconcertingly common poverty of
Firmly convinced of our ability to be a life altering benefit to a
child, we felt we should do what little we could. Literally, we have
come to believe that our change can change lives immeasurably. In short,
given these convictions, we thought it would be wrong not to do this.
Interestingly, we found that we did not have to do very much, compared
to the suffering of the youngsters we aim to sponsor, in order to put
into place a mechanism that would make it much easier for those with
open hearts and who are eager to help. Hence NCEF. It is also our way
of giving you the chance to make a difference with a few dollars.
We were fortunate to understand from the very beginning that we need to
make a substantial commitment to the child. Therefore, if NCEF sponsors
a child, we will continue to sponsor her, given that she continues to
need our help, all the way through the tenth grade. Secondly, we believe
unwaveringly in transparency, because this is the only way you, the
donor, can be sure that your money is going to the right
places. Thirdly, that giving you regular updates regarding the effect of
your money is not only helpful, but essential. We have accepted that in
the best case, you would be there to hand over the money to the child,
asking questions, monitoring progress, supporting the child, as it were,
as you saw fit. Therefore, we try to approximate this as best as we can
by letting you see where your money is going, making sure your money is
effective, and letting you see what effect your money is having in real
Through NCEF, donations are transparently bundled up into scholarships
for poor children to study in school. Our commitment lasts until the
child completes the tenth grade. You can see where your money is going,
how it is spent, and what it results in.
We like to think of NCEF as a magnifying glass, magnifying the effect of
a few dollars into something life changing. Not just this, the positive
effects of your contributions play out throughout the course of the
child's life. It is not an immediate gratification, but a gradual and
consistent one from knowing that your help today has given something
priceless to a child and essential to the community: the gift of
education. Your gift lasts lifetimes.
We sincerely hope that you will not only see the potential in educating
children but also see your own potential to make this difference. And we
invite you to join us in hoping that one day everyone will be able to
read and write.