BLINKNOW FOUNDATION A NJ NONPROFITCORPORATION
Rating: 5 stars 1 1 review
Issues: Human Services
Location: P.O. Box 453 % Margaret Doyne Mendham NJ 07945 USA
Target demographics: orphaned and destitute children
Programs: Create a loving home, school and community base for orphaned, street children, child laborers, ex-child conscripted soldiers, and abused children, thus offering them a sense of safety and security. Offer the children nutritious food, clean water, medical care, clothing, and a warm bed. Provide the children with a multidimensional educational experience that both embodies and reaches beyond the traditional classroom. This will ultimately include art, music, world religion, sustainability and human values education. Provide vocational training skills to develop self-sufficiency (i.e. sewing, cooking, gardening, husbandry, community outreach, computer skills) Teach the children to grow and develop in an age of globalization while instilling a strong sense of cultural identity and connection to their heritage. Establish a relationship with the local community, raise local awareness, and stress community influence. Change the social perspective towards the poor and lower castes.
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The Blinknow Foundation's mission is to create a self-sustainable living community for destitute children living in Nepal which will provide their most basic needs but also contribute to post-war recovery and peace. In just the last few years it has accomplished a tremendous amount, having built both an orphanage that houses over thirty children and a school that educates over 250 students, most of whom would be child laborers if their schooling wasn't paid for by Blinknow. Maggie Doyne, Blinknow's leader, has accomplished all this on a tiny budget, by soliciting contributions from local Nepalese citizens, by encouraging volunteers from around the world to visit to help out, and by spending over 95% of cash donations on operations. Blinknow's donated funds clearly have been stretched to accomplish the maximum possible benefit. I am a proud donor to this cause, and plan to give much more in the future.
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The Blinknow Foundation has an excellent website where they describe the incredible work they're doing in Nepal. Please visit www.blinknow.org to take a look, or listen to Maggie Doyne describe her vision in a speech she gave at this URL http://thedolectures.co.uk/speakers/speakers-2010/maggie-doyne
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Maggie Doyne is an incredible leader who has accomplished a tremendous amount. I want to be part of her continued success and I'm confident that my donation will make a significant difference.
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Close to 100% of my donation will go towards helping Nepalese children, with only the tiniest fraction being used for overhead. The Blinknow operation is lean and mean and getting things done!
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