Buy A Tulip. Help A Girl – 2018 Campaign Update

We are delighted to say that students of the International Schools in Groningen, Hilversum, Laren, The Hague and Utrecht as well as the International Primary School Hilversum and the Joseph Lokin School in Ankeveen have made a fantastic start selling tulip bulbs to their families, friends and neighbours during the coming weeks to support our campaign.

 

We had a successful day selling bulbs at Hilversum’s Puur Markt/Puur Buren event on Sunday 16th September 2018. We will also be selling packs of bulbs outside the Hilvertshof, Groest, Hilversum on Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th October 2018 so please come and see us if you haven’t purchased any bulbs via the schools.

 

The schools that are supporting our campaign are creating awareness about the lack of education available for young girls in the Himalayan region as well as raising funds to educate young girls at the nunnery/school Tara Bodong has built. Too many girls are still denied the opportunity of receiving an education and lead a safe and healthy life. Stichting Tara Bodong (Netherlands) is committed to changing this through small-scale humanitarian projects in Northern India and Nepal.

 

This Tulip Campaign has been timed to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child on 11th October 2018, an initiative by the United Nations. This year their theme is:

With Her: A Skilled GirlForce

and the United Nations is undertaking “a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability”.

 

100% of the profits raised through our “Buy a Tulip. Help a Girl” Campaign will go directly to the Bodong Nunnery/Girls’ School in Lumla, North-East India; the first steps for a girl to attain skills for employability is receiving an education.

 

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