Dear Wildwood Community,
Let us first introduce ourselves as Julia Broudy, Lily Braunstein, and Grace Knobler. We are three Wildwood seniors who have been a part of the Wildwood community since elementary school. During high school, the three of us had the opportunity to travel to Nepal through the International Community Involvement program (ICI). On this trip we taught English in schools and spent time working with the Unatti Foundation center for girls.
This amazing organization is home to eighteen girls from the ages 5 to 20. The girls have experienced both poverty and neglect. During our trip, we developed strong relationships with the girls and knew that we wanted to continue strengthening these relationships even after leaving Nepal. We decided to use our our Senior Project as a way to demonstrate our commitment to these amazing women. A Senior Project provides the opportunity for students to explore a specific academic or personal challenge. We wanted to dive into the world of fundraising and fuse our passion for community service with our relationships to the girls at the Unatti Foundation.
As we applied to colleges this year we reflected upon the importance of our Wildwood education. A popular saying goes, “educate a girl, change the world.” With this in mind, we are hoping to raise enough money to send Rita, a 16 year old girl from the Unatti Foundation to a three year nursing program. This program costs $7,000 U.S., and we believe that with the help of the Wildwood community we can change Rita’s future and in doing so help change the future of many others.
Our project does not stop there! Along with fundraising, we wanted to create a space for our two communities to continue to inspire each other. Students who travel to Nepal often email back and forth with the girls, but we wanted to broaden this opportunity to everyone by creating a Facebook page that will serve as a means of communication. On this page we hope to share stories about our days, share artwork and other creative projects.
Please join us in improving the lives of the girls at the Unatti Foundation and in improving the communication between our communities.
We ask that you donate directly to our GoFundMe page so that we can ensure the money goes directly towards a nursing education.
You can also learn more about Rita, and her story at http://unattifoundation.org/meet-the-unatti-family
The three of us appreciate your time and your support for our project!
Julia Broudy, Lily Braunstein, and Grace Knobler