Following the Earthquake in Nepal in 2015, The Juniper Trust has focused on the reconstruction of damaged schools in remote areas that would otherwise receive little help. In just over three years, 14 schools have now been rebuilt and a hostel for blind students in Kathmandu reconstructed. This has been an incredible achievement thanks to all the hard work from volunteers and donations gratefully received.
Continuing where there is still a need, the Juniper Trust plan to raise a further £50,000 to rebuild three schools in 2019 - two community primary schools in the villages of Rawa Dolu and Vidhyadatri Khaptel and a smaller Kindergarten at Bamti. These remote villages are close to Bhandar, approximately 100km from Kathmandu and are still using temporary shelters for schools, almost 4 years after the earthquake.
Good progress is being made in Rawa Dolu Village where a new three-classroom school and toilet block for 50 children is almost finished thanks to donations from Cicerone Press who, as part of their 50th Celebrations, are kindly supporting the Juniper Trust. It is hoped that the main structure of the school foundations, walls, windows and roof, will be complete before the monsoon rains in June 2019
Work will then begin on a second three-classroom school and toilet block for 50 children in the village of Vidhyadatri Khaptel. KE Adventure Travel and Cotswold Outdoor will help the Juniper Trust fund-raise the £20,000 needed for this school. The third school,will be a kindergarten in the village of Bamti village is being supported by a team of builders from Romania who volunteered their services in 2018 to build a new toilet block at Garjyang School (rebuilt by the Juniper Trust in 2017). They plan to help raise the £10,000 required and to volunteer again to build the school in November 2019.
Continuing where there is a need, JT is researching the surrounding villages to help 3 more schools in 2020, taking the total to 20 schools, rebuilt since the earthquake in 2015. JT continues to offer support to all of these schools.
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