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We believe that education empowers young people and their families to rise out of poverty; so we support the education of children that are socially & economically disadvantaged in Nepal.
This year we are raising funds for classrooms
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Video of School Building Inauguration
Our work consists of:
We provide grants for school children (aged 6-16) against clearly defined criteria. 100% of the school sponsorship donation goes directly to pay school fees.
We provide grants to FE students (aged 16 plus) against clearly defined criteria.
We provide financial assistance when requested and possible to do so
The primary objective of our UK-based charity is to improve the lives of deprived children in Nepal through educational grants.
Our sponsored students attend St Xavier’s School, Godavari. Whilst the majority of the Further Education (FE) students choose St Xavier’s in Godavari and Kathmandu, some attend other local colleges that accommodate their subject choice.
The Charity has a special connection with the School which began in the 1960s and is named after the founder John Michael Brown.
A message from St Xavier’s School Principal – Father Samuel
“St Xavier’s Godavari is immensely grateful to Mr John Brown and his late wife Diana for making that vital connection which has given opportunity for those children, who would not have had the chance to have quality education. We are indeed indebted to JMB Educational Fund for not only supporting our students while they are in the School but also for supporting the deserving children for Further Education (after they have graduated from St Xavier’s). This extension of selfless service to such students has given them hope and motivated them to do well and be better”.
At a Glance
Young people currently sponsored
Number of Students 6-16 (46 girls, 36 boys)
Further Education Students (16 girls, 11 boys)
Number of Sponsors
School Facilities supported
Estimated Total Funds (£) raised since 1999
In just two and half years from June 2017 to November 2019, the New Academic Block was completed and inaugurated on St Xavier's Day, 3 December 2019. It was a momentous occasion for St Xavier’s Godavari attended by all the students with Fr David and Fr Amrit leading...
In just over two years from the clearance of the site, St Xavier’s School Godavari can proudly boast several new academic buildings consisting of 33 classrooms, 6 staff rooms and other facilities. These new buildings will accommodate the expanded Years 11 and Year 12,...
In January, we sent out a survey to all our sponsors and donors with two main objectives; to gain feedback as to how the Charity is operating from their perspective and to elicit any ideas they might have. 83 invitations were sent out and 31 responses were received (a...
The New Academic Block at St Xavier’s Godavari. Rapid progress has been made and the building works are nearing completion.
Blocks 3, 4 and 5, on the left, are nearing completion. Blocks 1 and 2, in the distance, have been completed and are being occupied by Years 11 and 12. The overall status of the building works is as follows: All structural work - completed. Final payment still to be...
Image by Saraswati - The Twilight between Autumn and Winter The JBM Team (Louise, John, June and Issy) met and spoke to all the sponsored children during their visit to St Xavier’s in April 2019. After completing their profiles all students were asked whether they...
REFLECTIONS ON OUR TRIP TO NEPAL 2019 As we celebrate the 20 year partnership between the Jesuits of Nepal and JMB Educational Fund, my overriding feeling is the enormous respect I have for the Jesuit Fathers at St Xavier, Godavari, the teachers in their schools and...