Friday, 14 December 2007

FoST is RUNNER UP in the World Challenge 2007!

Dear everyone,I am very happy to tell you that FoST is one of the 3 finalists in the World Challenge 2007! As runner up FoST has won $10.000 in the global competition organized by BBC World, Shell and Newsweek. With more than a 1000 nominations / participants from around the world, it is a fantastic achievement for this small, but very dedicated Nepalese organization!Because of surgery to his back Sanu Kaji Shrestha couldn't travel from Nepal to Holland so on behalf of him, Sandra collected the prize in Hague. Thanks to the exposure in Newsweek and on BBC World over the last month, Sanu has already received more than a dozen request from countries in Africa, Asia, South America and even in the Pacific of people and organizations who now want to replicate FoST's technologies, projects and ideas!This month Sanu Kaji Shrestha is invited to Cambodia to teach his skills and share is knowledge with the Grady Grossman school. And this is only the beginning...For us this is a dream come true, because now Sanu can help the Nepalese rural and urban poor, while protecting the environment, but he can share his work with the rest of the world who are facing the same daily struggles and hardships in life. FoST's solutions to these global problems are so simple and cheap, but highly effective. This small Nepalese organization is becoming an example to many countries in the world.I would like to thank you all for your support and for your vote. I am very grateful!Do not forget to read the article about the 3 finalists in Newsweek this week. (with a boy on the cover - The other Afghanistan). There's an article about the World Challenge 2007 and there is even a little booklet in the middle which profiles the 12 finalists. There is also a closing thought from Sanu Kaji on page 18 of the little booklet.Warm regards and again, THANK YOU!!Sandra WijnveldtIf any of you want to be a part of this great project, maybe by helping FoST with fundraising, volunteering or by making a donation so that they can focus even more on their efforts, please do not hesitate to contact us. You can find our contact details and email addresses on

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