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Moonlight School: supporting Children Education with Help For Friends.

Six teammates, an adventure at the other side of the World to raise awareness on Children's Right to Education.

In May 2019, a team of 6 PQE Group employees from all the PQE subsidiaries (namely four Italians, one Mexican and one Moldovan) to carry out volunteer activities at the Moonlight elementary school in Kathmandu, which was succesfully rebuilt after the terrible "Gorka" Earthquake that hit the city on April 2015 thanks to the support of PQE and by the Charity Association Help for Friends".


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6 People
Team

160 Children
instructed

6 days of
volunteer teaching activities

13.400+
kilometers traveled


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Moonlight School: supporting Children Education with Help For Friends.

"For years I have chosen to support the Moonlight School because I immediately believed in the project of its founder Santosh Koirala, which unlike others, allowed to educate girls in a society where access to education for women was largely null. Therefore the idea that I feel a lot, that there should be equal opportunities for men and women is the thing that pushed me to follow this initiative. I believe very much in this kind of activity, and for this reason I have considered it essential to give a group of employees the opportunity to make this experience, allowing them to touch a reality very different from ours. Behind all this there is something that can change people's lives, through small gestures."
(Gilda D'Incerti - PQE Group C.E.O.)
"This project does not simply want to be an internal communication initiative, but much more, because it wants to convey a universal value of equality. We think that in a historical moment like this it is necessary to take a clear position, re-launching the founding values in which PQE Group strongly believes ”.
(T. Carganico - PQE Group Communications Manager)

Our institutional Partners:

The Moonlight School Foundation

"Moonlight School" is a special school based in one of the poorest neighbourhood of Nepal's capital city Kathmandu, and managed by the non-profit organization "Moonlight School Foundation". It is committed to grant education, scholarship, food and medical assistance to the poorest children that couldn't afford (neither are permitted) to attend the few middle-class schools in the city and therefore would be destined to a life of poverty without any instruction.
Since 2009, Moonlight School provides a free quality education to a hundred and sixty children. Moonlight School's main goals are to create a good education site, provide free scholarization and fight the great plague of illiteracy among the population, fostering the children growth and a social change giving them all the competences to enroute on path of personal development and emancipation from poverty. Their classes start from kindergarten to primary school level, and the school provides all the materials needed, included clothing, plus a warm lunch everyday. Moonlight School Foundation also grants continuous formation and a good salary level to its Teachers.


An initiative coordinated by: Help For Friends (Onlus)

Help For Friends Onlus Our initiative was co-coordinated by Help For Friends, an italian non-profit association. whose mission is to foster human and social development for people living in poverty in small mountain areas of Nepal and Peru. For Help for Friends, culture is the seed for a personal growth and the development of a more aware and responsible society. Their projects mostly focus on:

  • Defending fundamental Human Rights, as: right to instruction, right to work, health & hygiene for the right to live a healthy life;
  • Promoting Respect for the individual and his work, with the goal of fighting any form of abuse and protecting mountain guides and bearers.
  • Fighitng poverty and discrimination, promoting social eguality;
  • Educating to the respect of the environment;
  • Promoting a sustainable way of life, guided by a better balance between human and nature and inspired by mountain culture.

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