Fundraising is another way to get involved and help Nirvana School. Below are some of the past fundraising events that groups have so generously organized to raise donations for the school.
The Nirvana Golf Society has been holding an annual golf tournament since 1996. The society was formed by a close group of friends who were passionate about raising funds for Nirvana school. In 2008, the tournament raised £5500 for the school. With their generous contributions we managed to build a stage and purchase a school bus.
“Devo Diva” performance by Kara Wilson
This event was held in February 2005 in London, UK and attended by approximately 100 people. The event raised almost £1500 which was used towards the purchase of some furniture for the new dining room, and also a back-up power generator for the school. The Nirvana children benefit from uninterrupted power supply – the lights and fans no longer keep going out every few minutes as was the case prior to the generator.
Kara Wilson is an amazing and inspirational woman and we thank her again for her generosity in hosting the event and her contribution to Nirvana School.
In September 2005, Nishi Nathwani, Rajen Shah, Minal Nathwani, Nisha Khiroya and Kishan Vasani organised “Nirvana Night” in London, UK. It was a fabulous event attended by over 300 people with an astounding sum of over £8000 raised from ticket sales and donations. This money was used towards the purchase of the land adjoining the school building, and enabled the school to fulfill new regulatory requirements.
This group now runs One Cause, a UK-based charity that supports Nirvana School by provinding major needs such as purified water facilities for the whole school, computers with broadband, a power back-up system, sponsorship of community courses, and much more.
In September 2008, Pravina Dattani, Jayshree Raja, and various friends and family, held a Mehfil singing concert in London, UK. The event was attended by 200 people and raised £7500 which was used to purchase the first plot of land for our High School.