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The Santi School Is Awarded a 2024 Envision Grant

May 19, 2024

The Envision Board is happy to announce that the Santi School has been awarded a one-time grant of $7,200 to publish Nepalese children’s books.

Santi School broke new ground with its children’s book publishing and wishes to expand its reach to the districts of Nuwakot and Kavre. Santi Publishing is widening its search for new writers and illustrators—including undergraduate art students—to create culturally-relevant books for children in underserved areas of Nepal.

Writers, illustrators, teachers, and undergraduate students will benefit from this grant in addition to the children who will cherish the books. This grant will fund three new titles of Nepalese children’s books. The Santi School will educate teachers about the benefits of reading aloud and teach writers and illustrators how to produce new books.

Envision Grants are awarded every year to incubate new and innovative initiatives that extend beyond the church’s annual programs and budget. Grants are awarded as seed money for new projects or programs, not for day-to-day operating expenses. Proposals must fall under at least one of these categories:

  • Ministry Development: To identify new or expanded ministry areas for a congregation or congregations
  • Service: Local, national, or international humanitarian activities
  • Social Justice Advocacy: Work for social change to remove obstacles for all people

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