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. By the end of 2018, 14 schools had been rebuilt and a hostel for blind students in reconstructed in Kathmandu. 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 £60,000 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.
October 2019 - The main construction work is now finished at Rawa Dolu and Vidhyadatri and Schools and the foundations are being laid for the third school at Bampti Village.
Rawa Dolu School has three classrooms for the 60 children in the village. There is still the painting to do, school furniture to buy and there are plans to build 2 toilet blocks later in the year before the school is officially opened in November. With help from Cicerone Press, the Juniper Trust is raising £25,000 to complete the project.
Vidhyadatri School has three classrooms and toilet block for the 50 children in the village. KE Adventure Travel and Cotswold Outdoor will help the Juniper Trust fund-raise the £20,000 needed for this school.
Bampti Kindergarten, the foundations have been laid, a special thank you to Andy Brice from Oryx Digital, who has offered to support the rebuilding of a small two classroom Kindergarten at Bampti.
Continuing where there is a need, JT is researching the surrounding villages more schools in 2020, hopefully 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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