Kids Aloud 2019 - Monkey Boy

by Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club in Harrogate, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 25th July 2018 we successfully raised £1,425 with 18 supporters in 56 days

Be part of it! Bring children from Nepal to join with Yorkshire students to create and perform a new musical work called Monkey Boy.

by Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club in Harrogate, England, United Kingdom


Our project will enhance children's lives through music.  We are collaborating with 2 secondary schools in Nepal plus 2 secondary schools and 8 primary schools in the UK to create a brand new musical work, based on a Nepali folk story called "Monkey Boy".

The words and music are being written by the children with a little help from Shri Sriram (music) and Guy Wilson (words).  

The students from Nepal will travel to the UK in March 2019.   Here they will join UK students in rehearsals and perform the truly international concert in front of packed public audiences in Royal Hall, Harrogate.


Do you know that we are really lucky in the UK.   Our schools have a rich curriculum which includes sciences, art, literature and music.

In other areas of the world, such as Nepal, education has to focus on teaching the basics like English and Maths.   Without this vital study, students probably won't get a job!

We can help though!

Since 2011 Harrogate Brigantes Rotary club have been  delivering IT and literacy projects through a programme called "Changing Children's Lives in Nepal". 

We have installed both IT Suites and solar power and then developed Literacy and Economic projects.  The exam results demonstrate a significant improvement. We have helped 10 schools already, 7 of which are in the Panchomol Valley.


To make sure the improvements are sustainable  we have followed up with school technical tournaments, microloans and upgrades.

 Our IT and Literacy project has established excellent results in technical streams, however the students still  don't have access to cultural programs in their schools.

That's why were doing Kids Aloud 2019. 
We want to give UK children a way to share culture and at the same time - give Nepalese students a rich school life , not just one that gives them life's basics. 

In the UK, Kids Aloud has a proven track record.  Our 5 previous concerts have been held every two years since 2009 ,  with enormous support from the UK schools.

Kids Aloud 2019  is our most ambitious yet.   It will bring two cultures together and give the children a creative cross-cultural experience like no other, and one that can potentially be life-changing. 



So Join us and help put the concert on.   It's a big challenge ,  but with your help we can do it.   The reward is the knowledge that we have helped students in UK and Nepal to get a start in life.

It's just compelling.


Please join us! Look at our rewards to see how you could help.


Andy Morrison
Rotarian and Project Leader.

The Rotary Club of Harrogate Brigantes - Registered Charity No 1046738 


This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£600 or more

Dinner for Two plus Sponsor a child

Two tickets for dinner at Yak and Yeti Nepali restaurant, York at your convenience. Plus two tickets to our Harrogate concert in March 2019. Why not make a day of it!

£25 or more

Help the students of Nepal and feel good

Every little helps and £25 will help us with all sorts of costs while the students are in the UK. You'll get a massive thank you from Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club.

£50 or more

Monkey Boy story book signed by the author

A book of the Monkey Boy story illustrated by the children involved in Kids Aloud 2019 and signed by the author.

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Monkey Boy story told by the author

Guy Wilson, author of the Monkey Boy book, will visit your nominated child (within Yorkshire) and read them the book personally. Guy is very expressive, this is a throw back to the days of Jackanory! You will also receive a personal postcard thank you from one of the 600 students in Panchamol School, Nepal

£200 or more

2 concert tickets plus reception with a Gurkha

Meet Major Lil at a champagne reception before the concert.

£1,000 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Advertising in our programme plus 10 tickets

Your half page advert will be included in up to approx. 1000 glossy programmes. Programmes will be available at each concert.

£1,000 or more

0 of 8 claimed

Concert and Champagne Reception for 8 guests

Join us before the show for a champagne reception. Bring your friends or family to meet our visitors from Nepal.

£5,000 or more

0 of 3 claimed

50 Tickets, web site, programmes, concert logos.

Your company logo will be displayed during breaks on our "over stage" screen. You will be able to have logo displayed on pop up banners in the auditorium and have a half page advert in our programme. At the start of the concert we will treat you to a champagne reception where you can mix with Gurkhas' visiting from Nepal.

£30,000 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Nepal trip for 3 people with 3 days rafting

Visit Nepal after the exchange visit to see the improvements in Panchamol school and meet the students and villagers. You will home stay in Sirubari village for 3 nights and then join UK based "River and Soul Adventure Holidays" on a white water rafting trip. For the more gentle hearted, you can choose to spend these three days in a hotel in Pokhara or Kathmandu. CONTACT US FOR FULL DETAILS BEFORE DONATING 01423 900572

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