Two years after the earthquake

Two Years Ago…

Two years ago, a significant earthquake hit Nepal. In the Solukhumbu region homes, schools, outbuildings, and more were damaged or destroyed. And when the second quake hit in May even more damaged buildings became unusable. Even more significant, the human tragedy reverberates today. While we can’t bring back the over 9000 people who were lost, we can support rebuilding in the area.

Today we have a special opportunity to create more support through Global Giving Today only donations are matched 50%. Please help us continue the rebuilding efforts in Nepal.

In the last two years Edge of Seven has accomplished so much. After initial responses and aid, Edge of Seven set out with our partner on the ground with dedication, perseverance, and focus on on our mission — girls’ education. Together with your support we built seven temporary buildings and last year alone, three more school buildings. We are building more schools, developing programs for girls to learn about business, and fundraising for communities to replace more classrooms, more toilets, water supplies, and infrastructure that supports poverty alleviation and earthquake resistant buildings.

None of this would have been possible without the support of people like you. Edge of Seven continues to rely on donations to help fund our sustainable building projects, education programs, and earthquake recovery efforts. Thank you so much.

If you would like to help us to continue supporting people to rebuild their lives in the most isolated regions of Nepal the best way to do it is through a monthly gift. At the time of the earthquake regular gifts allowed us to react immediately and begin our planning for the future. If you are in a position to give on a monthly, yearly or weekly basis please click HERE – it really is the most effective way to support Edge of Seven.

Thank you for your ongoing generosity and friendship — you have helped girls and women in Nepal so much in the last two years.

Best,

Peter Mason, Executive Director
Edge of Seven

International Women’s Day 2017

Today we celebrate the enduring strength of women all around the world … and recommit ourselves to fighting even harder for girls’ education and women’s empowerment. On this International Women’s Day, we recognize the incredible value that women of all backgrounds add to every socio-economic system around the world — while receiving lower wages, experiencing greater inequities, discrimination, harassment, and economic insecurity.
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D365-w52-m12 — Thank you for a wonderful year

Thank you for a wonderful year at Edge of Seven. We have been consistently blessed by all our supporters, donors, volunteers, interns, friends, family and staff. All of you — Thank you so much. We’ve done great work this year and celebrating it with you all through email, social media, meetings, events, videos, blog posts, and phone calls is an incredible experience.

This year saw us evolve as we built classrooms AND communities. We supported new families and communities in Rwanda where we built a Training Center for a coop that needed space to train, to office and to store their crops. This vital space allows them to continue on their path of economic empowerment for the families and their community. This effort is exactly what we want to be doing — putting effort into building spaces AND communities themselves to succeed.

Our work in Nepal demonstrated this as well. We worked to support our on-the-ground partners in building classrooms while also building up “School Building Committees” to be vibrant agents of change in their villages and districts. This double-benefit effort creates systems that yield community ownership and empowerment by decreasing dependency. We continued our work in Naro Moru, Kenya on the Women’s Resource Center.

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All of you helped us to make that happen. Thank you. We will keep moving forward in 2017, with your incredible support in all the ways that you give it. To all of you who have already given gifts of time, support, encouragement and money — THANK YOU. For all of you who wait until hour 20-24 of day 365 to make your donation — THANK YOU TOO — and don’t wait too long 😉  http://bit.ly/2iAE0u5

If you have it in your plans for one last gift (or your first) this year, we are only $2796 from our goal on Global Giving. This special project helps us build new classrooms and communities in Nepal and you can also get a bonus by setting up a recurring donation here where your first donation will be matched 200% http://bit.ly/2iAE0u5  — should you wish to give generally to the organization please give through our Colorado Gives site: http://bit.ly/2ij40g0

On behalf of the staff, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, volunteers, interns and supporters have a great final few hours of 2016 and ‘here’s to the start of a wonderful New Year.’

— Peter Mason, Executive Director

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3 Days left in year-end efforts

As we roll into the final 3 days of 2016 and we celebrate our successes and reflect on our challenges for the year, we’re hoping that you will continue to support girls’ education. The year was filled with great successes and great disappointments around the world. We proved that we can make incredible progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Still, around the world we saw mass exodus, war, strife, drought and shortages. While progress was made for women’s rights and empowerment, education and economic development setbacks abound.

And now a new wave of political pressures and potential conflicts along with the challenges of global warming are pressing in on our gains for women and girls.

If you have yet to support us this year, or you can make one final gift we implore you — NOW is the time. In our final 3 days of the year we can make a statement for progress and hope as we move forward. Make a statement of Yes, to women and girls. Yes, to Education. Yes, to making change. Yes, to Action. Yes, to building classrooms and communities. Yes to Edge of Seven.

This past year you helped Eo7 do the following:

  • Built a computer classroom in Salleri, Nepal for girls getting their 11th and 12th grade education
  • Built 6 classrooms in 3 villages in the Solukhumbu in Nepal
  • Supported 3 villages in developing their own skills at development
  • Built a Women’s Training Center in Rwanda to support a women’s coop
  • Continued support of the Women’s Resource Center in Kenya
  • Developed a new women’s business training program set to unveil in 2017


What will you help us do in 2017?
In the last three days you can help women and girls in the developing world by reposting, liking, or retweeting this information to all your friends and neighbors. Will you make a final donation for the year? Or perhaps you can email your friends and co-workers to join us in our efforts in Southeast Asia and East Africa. Anything you can do is a big help.

For those of you who have already donated, already supported, already joined us at events, and donated your time — THANK YOU! You are the reason that we can help so many women and girls around the world.

Interested in a Special Offer?
We are offering up a special  effort called 14for7=42set up a recurring monthly donation for $14 dollars and Eo7 gets a 200% bonus ($28) from Global Giving. That’s $42 for Eo7! SET UP YOUR 14for7=42 DONATION TODAY.

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Great crowd for “Educate a Girl” – Thanks!

Thank you to all the folks who came to our event on Tuesday — the film screening “Educate a Girl” (see a 1-minute teaser here) — https://vimeo.com/193628923

We’re so thankful for all our supporters and all of the Edge of Seven family of friends. Thank you! you guys are wonderful. We had a great holiday happy hour, screening of the film, and Q&A with the director of the film Harry Lynch from Arcos Films.

If you weren’t able to make it to our event or still have a place in your heart to help us meet our mission this year, we have a special offer for you for the remainder of the year. We are offering up a special  effort called 14for7=42set up a recurring donation for $14 dollars and Eo7 gets a 200% bonus ($28) from Global Giving. That’s $42 for Eo7! SET UP YOUR 14for7=42 DONATION TODAY.

To all of our current donors who contributed to our #GivingTuesday effort, our #ColoradoGivesDay effort, our event and all who support us — THANK YOU! You are truly supporting our daily mission to break down barriers for girls and women in the developing world. We can’t thank you enough.

We also wanted to thank our supporters who helped us with our film screening: Biscuits and Berries, Sherpa House, Mu Beer, and Conscious Real Estate.

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Educate a Girl Film Screening in Denver on Tuesday 12/13

Special Pre-Screening of “Educate a Girl” is coming to Denver

Join Edge of Seven at the Posner Center in Denver on Tuesday 12/13 for a special pre-screening of “Educate a Girl” a documentary shot in 2013 about girls education in Nepal. We’ll have a special holiday party from 6pm – 7pm. The movie shows at 7pm, followed by a Q&A with the director Harry Lynch from Arcos Films. Tickets are only $10 and include drinks and snacks and childcare if you need it. Please join us for this fun little event in Denver. Can’t make it but want to support Eo7? Visit this page for a link to donate or more info on the event — https://eagscreening.eventbrite.com

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Here are the details…

WHO: You PLUS a Friend!
WHAT: “Educate a Girl” Film Screening (More Info @ https://eagscreening.eventbrite.com)
WHEN: 6:00-9:00 PM, Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
WHERE: Posner Center, 1031 33rd St, Denver, CO 80205
HOW: https://eagscreening.eventbrite.com – Put it on your calendar – Skip the babysitter because we’ll provide free child care
FOR BONUS POINTS, BRING A GROUP! LIKE… – Your roommates – Your coworkers – Your recreational sports team
NEED HELP? USE THE TEXT BELOW… “Hey friend! I support this cool charity that helps educate girls in Nepal. Want to come with me to their film screening in Denver on Tuesday, 12/13? I’ll buy your ticket and dinner beforehand so we can catch up. What do you think?” That’s it! See you and your crew on December 13th!