Building a school in Nepal – the story so far
We’re delighted to report that 84 students are now enrolled at the school, made up of 36 girls and 48 boys.
Here you can see some of the children in one of the new classrooms, as well as playing outside during breaktime. The school has the capacity for 140 children so we look forward to welcoming more young people to the school in the future!
Covid is still a prevalent issue in Nepal and the school has a designated staff member trained as a Covid Coordinator and teachers have been trained on how the virus is transmitted, as well as how to look out for symptoms and give advice on isolating.
The school was closed for part of October as families celebrated the 15 day long Hindu festival of Dashain which marks the victory of good over evil.
We’re delighted to be able to share with you some progress pictures of the school we are funding in Nepal, working alongside United World Schools.
These latest pictures show not only how close to completion it is, but also a queue of parents lining up to enrol their children at the school!
We decided as part of our 25 year celebrations in 2020 to provide funding for the building of a new school in Nepal. Children at the hard to reach village currently have a two hour walk to get to the nearest school.
Building was slowed as expected during the pandemic, however as you can see below, slowly but surely the school began taking shape. Once completed, it will provide education for 140 children.
We plan on attending the opening of the school and can’t wait for it to open its doors. In the meantime you can read more about United World Schools below, and learn more about what challenges children face accessing education in Nepal.