A DORSET teacher will fly thousands of miles to personally deliver a £300 donation to a school in Nepal.

Joanna Stoker, a teacher at Broadmayne First School, will be flying out to the city of Pokhara for a week, to visit a school for disadvantaged and impoverished girls.

Pal Ewam Namgon Nunnery School is situated in a remote and isolated Himalayan region, at an altitude of more than 4,000 metres. It provides a home, as well as education and healthcare for around 50 girls aged between four and 19 years of age.

The school receives no government funding and is dependent on charitable donations. The school is supported by Altevette Project and by Broadmayne First School.

Mrs Stoker has worked with pupils to raise more than £300 to support the funding of the school since September, and will be taking out donations of reading books, colouring pencils and sustainable sanitary products for the girls.

Previous fund-raising efforts at Broadmayne have included collections of warm winter clothing for the girls and fundraising to fund a class teacher.

Mrs Stoker, the School Council Lead will be flying out to Pokhara at the weekend with Linda to visit the school, and to see first-hand how the donations support the running of the school. There will also be an opportunity for Mrs Stoker to teach some English and work with the children there.

Mrs Stoker will try to communicate with the pupils at Broadmayne First school while she is there, internet willing, and allowing for the time difference of over five hours, to update them on her visit.

She is armed with letters and cards from Broadmayne pupils for the girls, and hopes to bring back replies from the girls in Pokhara.

More information can be found at altevetteproject.org, where donations can also be received, or by emailing Linda@Altevetteproject.org.