Girls Empowerment Program Year 1

Girls Empowerment Program Year 1

YEAR 1 COMPLETE! Our Girls Empowerment Project in rural Nepal. We couldn’t be happier with the results. Watch the year 1 round up in the video.

Kimnyake Secondary School, Tanzania

Kimnyake Secondary School, Tanzania

In the Arusha region in Tanzania, the Kimnyake Secondary school has been waiting for upgrades for many years, after being let down by countless other non profit organizations. Since the school’s construction 25 years ago, there are many defects and dangers that the harsh climate has brought on, as well as the growing number of students.

Issues range from lack of adequate toilets and classes - only 8 filthy latrines for 550 adolescent girls and 90 students in some classes - to structural and environmental concerns that have left parts unsafe for use. We are now taking on the project to make the school safe to learn and upgrade it with proper windows and roofing in response to the dust and rain that often stops lessons.

The first improvement being made is the girls toilet block, that will be competed in May/June 2019. This will provide more latrines as well as sanitary resources for the adolescent girls at school. The structure has 12 rooms, of which one is a hygienic exchange room for sanitary napkins and another room will be a special toilet for disabled people.  The remaining 10 rooms will have Asian type toilets. 

The video below is from our research trip to hear from the teachers and students about the needs of their school.

Follow our progress on social media as the project will be completed by the end of the year.

Bulingtar Primary School Wing, Nepal

Bulingtar Primary School Wing, Nepal

In collaboration with Indigo Children’s Fund and The Nemeth Group


On December the 13th 2018 we broke ground on a new school wing in Bulingtar, Nepal. The school was very badly damaged in the earthquake of 2015 and has been overlooked by government and international aid agencies ever since.

The children were beginning to go elsewhere to school and the teachers were starting to leave due to the poor working conditions.

GROUND BREAKING DAY, DEC 2018

The village is in a very remote area that has serious struggles with their economy. We have made agreements with the local government who have formally pledged to improve trade routes in and out of the village to its capital city of Pokhara.

The village is rich in produce such as oranges however lacks any direct way of taking these to market. So in a mutual agreement we are building the school and the government is helping with the economy of the village and ensuring good teachers return with fair salaries.

We are constructing this project with the financial support of Indigo Children’s Fund and The Nemeth Group.

Please check back for regular project progress photos:

Kimnyake Secondary School Site Visit

Kimnyake Secondary School Site Visit

In Tanzania we hear from the students and teachers about the needs of their school. Watch the video to see what they think are the most important issues.

Girls Empowerment Video Update

Girls Empowerment Video Update

After 6 months of the Girls Empowerment Program in Nepal, we wanted to check in with the girls to see the progress they have made. Watch their responses in the video.

Groundbreaking a New School Building in Nepal

Groundbreaking a New School Building in Nepal

On December the 13th 2018 we broke ground on a new school wing in Bulingtar, Nepal. The school was very badly damaged in the earthquake of 2015 and has been overlooked by government and international aid agencies ever since.

Our Story

Our Story

 

It all began when our founding director, Quintin, came across an informal settlement of Burmese migrant children and offered to help raise funds for a safe dedicated learning space.


At the time, he was running a digital marketing firm in Thailand when Quintin met a group of women looking after over underprivileged Burmese immigrant families. They had been brought over from Burma under false pretenses of a better life by corrupt agents and now owed large debts. The parents were forced to work on fishing boats day and night, leaving the children alone in a shanty fishing village, extremely vulnerable to human trafficking and abuse. The women were trying to raise money for a school so they would have a safe place to learn during the day.

He couldn’t let the children continue their days in this risky environment, so Quintin decided to help by building a website and organising a few fundraising events in the area to build the school. As funding slowly came in, he became more and more devoted as larger obstacles kept arising. Over the next year and a half, he learned how to fundraise efficiently on zero overhead costs and gained experience working with donors for charitable causes. By the end of 2013, the multi-level school opened its doors to welcome over 200 Burmese migrant children in a safe place to learn, and continues to run successfully by the original women.


From this experience, Quintin noticed a significant discrepancy between where donor’s money was being spent and where they thought it was being spent. As most people want 100% of their donations to go to the cause, and yet large charities often have restrictions on funding and large running costs. He believed that there must be a more transparent and simplified way to allow donors to help less privileged people around the world, without the costly corporate structures of modern day large charities or unnecessary religious connotations.


That’s when Quintin decided to create Kanallan to fill this gap in the market and create individual humanitarian projects tailored to each client, and went on to build similar projects in Asia. Kanallan now facilitates individuals, companies and even charities to help underprivileged people according to their specific cause around the world.


Quintin Clover, Founding Director

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Quintin Clover

Founding Director of Kanallan

He is a former London Stock Exchange employee. He established Kanallan in 2013 and is responsible for the management and timely completion of key projects across the world.

Working across Peru, Chile, Tanzania, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam and The Philippines he has established a trusted network around the world to aid in the facilitation of our work, from local level villagers to high ranking government officials. Quintin has a passion for helping underprivileged children and supporting the empowerment of women around the world.

Oliver Goulden, Advisor

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Oliver Goulden

Board of Advisors for Kanallan

Oli has over 13 years experience in marketing both within an agency and working for brands. Most recently he was Head of Marketing for Alibaba-funded start-up Grana in Hong Kong, leading their expansion across 67 markets. Before that he was with Ogilvy & Mather for 11 years in London, Shanghai and Hong Kong. His final role was as Founder of an in-house consultancy called The Mobius Effect that helped brands grow by setting up social enterprises within their area of expertise. He helped Wrangler, VF Corporation, and Shangri-La, among others, build projects that had a positive impact in the societies they did business.

Oli has been involved in many charity projects over the years, most recently raising money for 107 kids to have cleft lip surgery in Zhengzhou China, and remains on the Board of Trustees for Lensational, an organisation that empowers women through photography.

Steven Ballantyne, FRGS, Advisor

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Steven Ballantyne, FRGS

Board of Advisors for Kanallan

For the past 15 years Steven has provided logistical and production management support to television and wildlife film productions. With a passion for logistics and a deep understanding of the cultures and countries he works in he has seen EPM Asia grow from a one man band operation to a professional service with offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai and the Philippines. Steven also co-owns a Coffee Plantation on the banks of Taal Lake in the Philippines.
 
With a sense of adventure, unwavering attention to detail and a love of story telling Steven aims to provide the best service in the business. To create films in the remotest locations across Asia, takes skill, patience and determination.

What Does "Kanallan" Mean?

What Does "Kanallan" Mean?

Before Kanallan was officially a company, our founding director, Quintin, was working high in the Andes of South America with underprivileged communities. He came across an inquisitive young local girl interested in his work. After explaining the rough concept she mentioned a word…

The word KANALLAN is a rough translation meaning "right now" from a little known dialect of the indigenous language of Quechua spoken in the Andean communities of South America. We believe in providing our clients with everything required to give money in the right way; directly, precisely and effectively.

Sindhupalchok Child Development Centre, Nepal

Sindhupalchok Child Development Centre, Nepal

On Sunday the 16th of December 2018 we opened the doors to a brand new Early Child Development Centre in the remote mountain area of Sindhupalchowk, Nepal. Five hours drive north of Kathmandu, this small village was one of the worst impacted areas of the earthquake of 2015 with over 60 fatalities.