The 2015 Nepal earthquake was a disaster which changed the country forever. Aiglon alumna Rebecca Greenway (Clairmont, 03) was leading a school trip in Nepal at the time, and has returned regularly to the country to help local communities, and in particular in support of women ever since.
Rebecca recently visited with her father and former Aiglon teacher, Mr Richard Greenway, and the Clairmont girls were delighted to be able to support this cause. Each girl donated a bar of soap and a toothbrush and the house donated funds and school materials to be distributed.
Upon his return Mr Greenway visited Clairmont and spoke to the house about his experiences, and was able to share how their support has helped woman in Kattike and other rural areas. Rebecca wrote the below in gratitude to Clairmont for their support:
"I wanted to say a huge thank you on behalf of the Nepali community for the soap, toothbrushes, pens and money the Clairmont girls donated. Along with distributing these items amongst the communities, we also hope to break female stigmas and educate as many women as we can."
This was a great moment for our girls to hear firsthand how their in-house fundraising efforts - such as charity baking - have helped change the lives of other young woman. There has since been much discussion how the house can help in Nepal, and even suggestions of a 'House Service Project' in the future...watch this space!!