Buro 24/7 Singapore's heading to Nepal, and you're invited to make a difference
In May, the editorial team will travel to Kathmandu, bringing Little Suns and a digital classroom for Nepali NGO, Children & Youth First (CYF). Here’s how you can get involved
What's the best way to get yourself heard? Online, of course. At Buro 24/7 Singapore, we love what we do — be it sharing insider tips on the lifestyle and culture scene in Bali, reporting on the latest fashion and beauty trends from fashion weeks or dropping some truth bombs on trending issues. We, like many other digital-savvy individuals count ourselves lucky: We've a roof over our heads (and a pop-up to boot), enough electricity to power offices and mentors and colleagues to share ideas and innovation. But for the young, aspiring writers and creatives in underprivileged communities in Kathmandu, this isn't the case. Notably, the children aged three to 16 from The Life Vision Academy, a boarding school supported by CYF. So far, the donations to their earthquake relief fund have enabled them to deliver immediate aid and develop long-term recovery projects, such as replacing the crumbled dormitory with three prefabricated houses. The school caters to children who come from economically challenged families, children with single parents, and children of migrant workers. These young voices are eager to be heard — and what better way to give back, and share what we've learned in our first year in this exciting digital landscape, than to create a unique IT classroom for these kids.
For five days, the editorial team will set up and conduct a workshop to connect Nepali children with the Internet, enabling them to explore educational and e-learning experiences. We'll teach them about the aspects we've all taken for granted: How to journal their day online, share stories and pictures with their friends, as well as create a platform to grow their ideas.
It's a fitting time — one year after the devastating earthquake, we'll also report on the changes and challenges facing the capital in its rebuilding, explore its underrated style notes and beauty inspo, as well as report on the best Nepali meals.
With your help, we'll also be bringing Little Sun. A high-quality solar powered LED lamp, Nepali kids can strap this onto their backpacks on their journey to school, and it'll light up for them to use when electricity isn't available (Kathmandu experiences frequent power outages). Five hours of charging in the sun produces 10 hours of soft light or four hours of bright light — it's a splendid way to bring the light-heartedness — literally — to a community that's often left unheard.
#BUROGIVESBACK FUNDRAISING EVENT Join us on 24 March at the Buro pop-up to bid in the auction for a Leica T Camera with all proceeds going towards CYF. You can also purchase a Little Sun for the children, or other items at the pop-up with a portion of proceeds going towards the CYF project.
7pm on 24 March 2016 Buro Pop-up store Scotts Square 01-06 RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively, you can also make an online donation at our fundraising site here.