Part of the proceeds from the sale of your jewel are used by Salvadori to support humanitarian projects in collaboration with Actionaid, a non-governmental international organization that helps the poorest and most marginalized communities in the world. After helping improving the health and education conditions of children aged six to fifteen living in the provinces of Koh Kong and Kampot in Cambodia, guaranteeing them nine years of basic education, this year Salvadori, together with his clients, helped Actionaid to initiate a new project. Thanks to your purchases, we will support building the Bhuwaneshwori Pra Vi Primary school in the Rasuwa district of Nepal. It will be a one-story building with four classrooms and equipped with separate toilets for girls and children. The school will host fifty children; fifteen of them, under five years of age, will attend the equivalent of our kindergarden. The other thirty-five will be equally distributed between first, second and third grade classes.
These are children who survived the two strong earthquakes that hit Nepal on April 25 and May 12, 2015, during which more than 8,000 people died and more than 20,000 were injured, with devastating consequences throughout the country. Because of organisational problems and difficult access conditions – many villages are located at more than 3,000 meters high surrounded by forests, glaciers and perennial snows- , rescue efforts were slow to arrive and even today help is still needed in those areas. Especially for children who lost family protection and are even more exposed to risks such as child labor, child trafficking, forced prostitution, sexual violence and forced marriages. Situations unfortunately already present in the country but strongly worsened after these earthquakes. For this reason, the protection of these children was one of the main priorities for Actionaid Nepal, which immediately created spaces for child socialisation and play, shelters and temporary schools. Indeed, schools represent not only a place to guarantee to every child the right to quality education, but also a safe place to grow up healthyly.
Through the creation of each Salvadori jewel, we may be able to give a hope and a smile to those who have lost everything and need the help of someone, anywhere in the world.