Sale of oil paintings to help Nepal quake victims
A collection of oil paintings are being sold to raise money for the children left without a school following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
The five pieces of art have been given to the Sagarmatha Youth Committee (SYC), based in Ashford, who are fundraising to help rebuild the Chundevi Secondary School, in the village of Chunikhel.
The school, which provides free education to more than 600 children, was destroyed, along with thousands of homes, businesses and temples, when a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on April 25.
The paintings are by artist Lila Tuladhar, who is from Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, and depict the fear and suffering felt by the people living in the country following the quakes, as well as the people coming together to help re-build the affected areas.
They were given to the SYC by Lakshya Nepal, an organisation run by doctors and surgeons in Kathmandu who mainly focus on helping poor children.
SYC youth adviser Chiran Rai said: “The aim is to raise as much as we could from the generous people or art lovers to help towards raising the reconstruction as well as helping the very poor children with their necessities to attend schools.
“We are hoping to start the bidding for paintings one, two and three from £300 and for paintings four and five from £200.
“All the money raised will go direct to the needy children in Nepal.”
To bid on the paintings, or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. The group would also like to here form anyone who can help auction the paintings, or exhibit them.
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From left: Shishir Subba, Sandeep Rai, Chiran Rai, fouryear-old Chirayu Rai and Shikhar Limbu with oil paintings that will be auctioned