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Rockhampton teacher building education centre in Nepal

Yoga teacher Tracey Bienek is raising money through twilight classes for First Steps Himalaya which builds schools in Nepal. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Yoga teacher Tracey Bienek is raising money through twilight classes for First Steps Himalaya which builds schools in Nepal. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

VISITING Nepal has always been on Tracey Bienek's bucket list. 

Unfortunately, it is one of the poorest countries in the world, but according to the Rockhampton woman, "education is the ticket out of poverty". 

Tracey, a teacher, is heading to rural Nepal in October with charity group First Steps Himalayas where she will be working with a group to build an Education and Training Centre.

It is hoped it will become a leading training hub for early childhood and school teachers, which will increase educational outcomes for more children. 

Tracey, who also owns Body 'n Soul Yoga, will be running yoga classes and doing workshops for local teachers, many of whom haven't been trained. 

"It's a very small thing to do something for somebody else to make the world a better place … such a little thing can make such a big difference to many," she said. 

"People are so busy, they aren't mindful about what's going on around the world."

Tracey said Nepalese communities get very little government support and many villages can't afford the expense of paying for both schools and teacher wages.

  "This helps them get past the initial expense," Tracey said. 

Tracey previously spent two months in Nepal, one month of which was spent volunteering in a child protection home.

  She is collecting money through monthly twilight yoga classes, held on the grass on Huish Drive between the playground and stadium.

The next class is on tomorrow from 4.30pm for $5.

All levels are welcome to attend. Some yoga mats will be available. 

The group leaves on October 16. People can also donate at www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/earthbagbuildnepal2015.  

Topics:  nepal



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