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Our First Funraising Event – Ruk & Roll

Feb 26, 2012   ||   by Bibhuti   ||   Event, Fundraising, News  || 

As the Rukmini Scholars prepare to start school in Nepal, our team in Pittsburgh is organizing fundraising activities to ensure that the students will have everything they need to start the school year and be successful throughout this year and beyond. With that in mind, we have organized our first “Funraiser”, which will bring together members of the Pittsburgh community and the foundation staff through fun events like our first bowling event. Such events will help to spread the message of Rukmini Foundation while raising some much needed revenues to support foundation efforts.

Rukmini Foundation Presents Ruk & Roll - A Charity'Bowl Event

Many thanks to Gabriel Pachecho for organizing Ruk & Roll – A Charity’Bowl Event. We are hoping to bring together friends of the foundation as well as other local Pittsburgh supporters who enjoy bowling and supporting a worthy cause. This event will take place on Sunday March the 4th at AMF Mt. Lebanon Lanes, 1601 Washington Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15228. The 2 hour bowling session will begin at 3 PM so we ask that you come a little bit before 3 so that you can get set up and can meet and greet the other Ruk & Rollers.

Admission for this event is only $15 and $ 10 for kids (between the ages of 8-16), which will allow you to bowl for 2 hours (shoe rental is included in this price). All tickets will be purchased at the alley so please bring cash or check to purchase the tickets at the door. Meeting interesting people, learning about an important global issues, taking an active part in helping to solve these issues and bowling … all in all a pretty good day we think.

If you would like more information about this event or would like to RSVP to attend, please send an email to our Events Coordinator: Gabriel Pacheco.

See who else will be taking part by checking out the Facebook Event Page

About Bibhuti

Bibhuti Aryal is originally from the country of Nepal, but has called Pittsburgh home for more than 26 years. He attended Pittsburgh Public Schools and is an alum of Robert Morris University and Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently a Technology & Management Consultant with SDLC Partners.In 2011, Bibhuti went back to Nepal after being away for many years for a visit, and realized firsthand the true impact education can have and how fortunate he was to have that opportunity. Witnessing extreme poverty and inequality faced by many in Nepal, especially girls and women, Bibhuti dedicated himself to find ways to reverse discriminatory practices which left girls out of school and into a cycle of poverty. Bibhuti, along with some friends and family started an organization called Rukmini Foundation, inspired by Bibhuti's great grandmother Rukmini who despite being given away as a child bride at the age of 8 and being widowed in her teenage years, was able to instill in her children and future generations the importance of education as a means of empowerment and escaping poverty. It is this belief in the transformative power of education that drives Bibhuti to be a passionate advocate for quality education for all as he leads the effort of the foundation; which is providing educational support, mentoring and health & wellness services to girls in a rural region in Nepal. Bibhuti believes that empowering disenfranchised communities everywhere through education will lead to a more equitable and prosperous world for all.

1 Comment

  • i wish i could attend but Good Luck & Best Wishes for the event! I hope it will become a success & the fundraising income will grow significantly!


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