Weʼre raising £20,000 to re-build another school in the hills of Nepal. Giving children the gift of education so that they too, in turn, can make a difference.
- Nuwakot, Western Development Region, Nepal
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In 2015 Nepal was struck by two massive earthquakes. Many thousands were killed and whole villages were destroyed. Aide Nepal was set up to help fund re-building of schools that were damaged or completely destroyed. In 2016 we funded our first school in Taruka, a subsistance farming community in the foothills of the Himalaya to the west of Kathmandu. The school has 150 pupils from 5 to 10 years old. This picture was taken in the February 2016 when I opened the school. It was quite a party!
We have now been asked to help re-build the school in Budhasing, another farming village in the north of the region. If anything, the families in Budhasing are in greater need! The school there was completely demolished and the children have spent the last two years in a makeshift shelter of bamboo and corrugated metal sheets. With £20,000 we can build a fully equipped four classroom school with toilet and shower.
As with our previous school, this school will be built to western standards making it resistant to earthquakes. In time of emergency it can be used as a shelter and aid post. The desks, benches and lockers will be made in Kathmandu. Although the build will be supervised by a qualified architect we will employ local men, and women, to do much of the construction work.
Families in this region exist on about $3 per day and with no funding from the government the village cannot afford to build a new school. Education is so important to these youngsters as it is the only way they can escape the poverty trap.
Please help if you can, even a couple of pounds makes a real difference.
Roy (for the children)
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Jul 20, 2018
Good luck with your efforts. Will maybe one day make it to Nepal!
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