Newsletters

Saathi Update – September 2021

Improving Primary Education in rural Sindhupalchowk According to the Impact study, 2021 Saathi teachers have significantly improved their classrooms compared to the baseline data. Despite starting late in the first year and the disruption caused by Covid in the second year, Saathi teachers successfully worked on the language and numerical skills in the classrooms. Saathi teachers started working on norms setting, building classroom and school culture, gaining trust with students, existing teachers, and parents, creating engaging lessons and group work. This...

Newsletter – June 2021

Thank you for taking the time to read our summer newsletter!  Sadly, since I last wrote, the Covid situation in India and Nepal has worsened considerably, as I am sure you have heard, and Mondo supported schools in both countries are back in lockdown. We are trying to find the best way to respond to this situation while keeping our own staff safe.  In India we are supporting our schools to survive this latest lockdown, again providing a hardship fund...

Newsletter – March 2021

Welcome to our first 2021 newsletter!  While Covid continues to affect all our programmes, we are so grateful for your support which allows us to continue working with those who need us most – and things are slowly becoming easier.  In Nepal, our schools in Helambu reopened in November and our Saathi teachers were back in the classroom at the first chance, helping the children to catch up on all they have missed.  West Bengal is slower to lift the...

Newsletter – October 2020

Welcome to Mondo’s autumn newsletter!  This has not been the year any of us planned, and the communities we work with continue to suffer from the spread of Covid-19, now emerging in more rural areas of Nepal and India, as well as the considerable economic effects created by lock down.   However, it is not all bad news and our great teams are working hard to ensure that Mondo can continue to make an impact even through these difficult times.  As...

Newsletter – July 2020

This three months has been a challenging time for Mondo, as it has for so many charities, and we thank you for standing by us. While many of our staff and beneficiaries have been in lock down, we have tried to keep our essential activities going as the need in all our recipient countries is greater than ever.  Our staff in India, Tanzania and Nepal have shown their dedication and ability to adapt as the situation changes day by day,...

Newsletter – March 2020

This spring newsletter was mostly written before the Covid-19 crisis hit both the UK and Mondo’s partner countries.  As you know, the development of this emergency has spread so rapidly it is difficult for any news to keep pace with it.  As I write there are 12 cases in Tanzania, 7 in West Bengal and 1 in Nepal.  However, these countries, with their limited health services, are acting fast to stay ahead of the virus and have closed all schools...

Newsletter – October 2019

We are delighted to bring you our autumn newsletter.  In the spring and summer editions we led with Tanzania and Nepal so here I’d like to start with bringing you up to date on all the great things that are happening in NE India.  As many of you know, Mondo has been supporting 12 schools in the Kalimpong and Darjeeling area of West Bengal, since 2004.  The schools work together for mutual support, led by our project manager Santa Rai...

Newsletter – July 2019

We’re delighted to bring you our summer newsletter! Read on to find out what we’ve been up to in India, Tanzania and Nepal. I (Anna Brian) took over from Stephen in April this year as Mondo’s CEO… I’m not totally new to Mondo as I have been here as programmes manager since 2015, but it has been a big learning curve in the new role! Previous to Mondo I have had a varied career as a teacher and education manager for...

Newsletter – March 2019

“A picture is worth a thousand words”…. but only costs 20 pence! When 35 year Faustina, tested HIV positive a few years ago her dream of being able to provide for her daughter’s education seemed to slip away. However, with the help and mentoring of Gloria and Erneth, Mondo’s local co-ordinators, she was able to apply for a Mondo Business Loan and use the funds to rent out a small grocery store in her local village and purchase initial...

Newsletter – December 2018

Mountains, by their very nature, can be difficult to climb and, as any mountaineer will tell you, acesending a mountain takes patience, resilience and the ability to work well as a strong small team, especially when you can’t see the summit. As we come to the end of 2018, we at Mondo have faced our own challenges, but we have also reached new heights and through the dedication, and leadership of our partners in Nepal, NE India and Tanzania our small...