10 MEP students have done well in District level examinations

TOP 10 Manjushri Educational Project students who have done well in this year District Level Examination. (Class 8)
Most of them have grown so tall now.
Thank you sponsors for all your support.

 

 

TOP 10 MEP students who have done well in this year District Level Examination. Most of them have grown so tall now. Thank you sponsors for all your support.

Posted by The Manjushri Educational Project on Saturday, 3 June 2017

 

Completion of Phase II extension of the hostels for the students

We started the Manjushri Education Project in 2012 with the aim to empower the lives of children in Nepal through education. Since then, our project has touched 75 lives.

The above would not have been achieved without the support of Firefly Mission, a humanitarian organisation based in Singapore. This tremendously charitable organization has supported MEP to build two more blocks of reinforced concrete hostels and a block of two adjacent classrooms for MEP. The construction was completed in April 2016 and a opening ceremony was held on April 2. With the extension of the blocks, we are able to sponsor up to 100 children.

 

There have been many challenges along the way. One of them included the 7.8 magnitude earthquake last year which killed over 8,000 people and injured more than 21,000. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless with entire villages flattened across many districts of the country.

13043440_1191673247517567_8034159151474729559_n

Since the earthquake last year, MEP has also partnered with Firefly Mission to carry out the critical relief work, which included the provision of temporary shelters, freshly cooked food, temporary schooling, gas stoves and tanks, zinc sheets for construction of homes.

13055597_1191673970850828_293549064350646510_n

13092190_1191673524184206_7599053719870383465_n

In addition, Firefly Mission and MEP sponsors have also sponsored a mass screening for hepatitis B and vaccination for students, villagers and the monastics. To date, we have vaccinated 1,121 people, out of which 1,075 are children and 31 of them are receiving regular treatment for Hepatitis B.

13043214_1191673674184191_3813459905752116499_n We would like to thank Firefly Mission and all MEP sponsors for their generous donations and supports for the Relief and Rehabilitation project.

 

List of students sponsored as of 1 Mar 2014

BHUTAN
REF : MB/2012-19/001    RINZIN PEMO
REF : MB/2012-20/002    NGAWANG BIDHA
REF : MB/2012-20/003    KARMA YANGCHEN
REF : MB/2012-23/005     SITHER WANGMO
REF : MB/2012-25/007    SONAM LHAMO
REF : MB/2012-27/009    JAMYANG GALLEY
REF : MB/2012-29/011    TASHI DORJI
REF : MB/2012-30/012    YESHI SINGYE
REF:  MB/2012-24/006    KARMA TSHERING
REF:  MB/2012-28/010    SOANM PELDEN
NEPAL
ROLL NO:   001 Prashanti Ramtel
ROLL NO:   003    BINITA RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   004    JYOTI RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   005 Shrijal Ramtel
ROLL NO:   006    MAN MOHAN TAMANG
ROLL NO:   007    ASHMITA RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   008    SAROJ RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   009 Rajeev Purkuti
ROLL NO:   010    PRANISH ROKKA
ROLL NO:   011    ASHMA RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   012    RAJAN RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   013    ABHISHEK RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   014    ROSHAN SHRESTHA
ROLL NO:   015    AARKRITI SHESTHA
ROLL NO:   018 Kriti Purukuti
ROLL NO:   034   AYUB RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   035   SUJA RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   037    SHAMILA RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   041   URIKA RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   043   BIBEK RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   044   SIYON RAMTEL
ROLL NO:   052   MANISHARAUTH
ROLL NO:   053    FUR LHAMU SHERPA

Singaporeans will no longer be able to use PayPal to donate to foreign-registered charities

Singaporeans will no longer be able to use PayPal to donate to foreign-registered charities and non-profit organisations (NPOs) by the end of the month.

Online payment giant PayPal will stop providing this service because it lacks the required remittance licence.

It ended its personal payment service last month for the same reason.

However, users here can still make PayPal donations to charities and NPOs registered locally.

Local charities can also still receive payments from PayPal users with accounts registered outside Singapore.

Online shoppers are unaffected.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in a response to The Straits Times that offering such a payment service without any underlying goods or services transacted requires a remittance licence, which PayPal does not have.

“We’re following a specific law that the local regulators have asked us to follow. We take compliance very seriously,” said Mr Lawrence Chan, PayPal’s Asia Pacific merchant services vice-president.

He added that the move came after recent discussions with the MAS.

PayPal has been incorporated and operating in Singapore since 2005.

Customers were informed of the change via e-mail on Wednesday.

The payments will be phased out starting Thursday – users being gradually unable to send donations to foreign charities – before being fully discontinued by March 31.

Mr Chan said the number of affected customers is “very small” as PayPal’s core business is payment for commercial transactions.

He declined to give details on how many PayPal users there are in Singapore.

Last month, PayPal stopped allowing users here to wire money to one another, or overseas, for personal transactions like cash gifts.

PayPal has no plans to roll back any other payment service, said Mr Chan.

He declined to comment on whether the company will be seeking a remittance licence.

“We’re still supporting charities. They can still use us, they just have to register locally,” he said.

But national director of Habitat for Humanity Singapore Yong Teck Meng said the move would make donations to foreign countries harder. “If you encourage Singaporeans to give overseas, you’re elevating the whole giving culture and you’ll benefit locally as well (by making Singapore a better, more giving society). If you stop folks from giving overseas, you encourage a selfish mindset in charity.”

Habitat for Humanity Singapore will not be too affected as it is registered here and less than 5 per cent of its donors use PayPal, added Mr Yong.

The Money-Changing and Remittance Businesses Act requires remittance businesses to be licensed, banking law academic Sandra Booysen told The Straits Times.

The Act reduces the risk of people losing their money by trying to ensure that entities receiving remittance money are of good character and financially sound, said the assistant professor at the National University of Singapore.

“It is not a case of the MAS trying to obstruct donations to charity; it sounds to me to be a case of applying the law and requiring remittance businesses to be licensed,” said Prof Booysen.

http://news.asiaone.com/print/News/Latest%2BNews/Science%2Band%2BTech/Story/A1Story20130321-410187.html

http://www.zdnet.com/sg/paypal-to-stop-singapore-fund-transfers-to-foreign-charities-7000012796/

http://techcrunch.com/2013/03/19/paypal-stops-charity-donations-from-singapore-accounts/