Project information

Building schools in Nepal following the earthquake

Our project is to repair and rebuild classrooms in schools which were destroyed in the earthquake.
To help this poor community in the remote Dhading district rebuild their lives, it is essential for children to return to full-time education in safe, purpose built schools.

6 months- 1 year

Charity information: Help Rural Nepal

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  • Need

    Need

    Following the April 2015 earthquake, all schools in this area were severely damaged.
    Children are currently using unsuitable damaged buildings and tents for classrooms.
    The schools have lost most of their equipment.


    Solution

    This project will provide school buildings and equipment to enable the children in this area to receive an education.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To rebuild and repair classrooms.

    Activities

    » To raise money to purchase building materials and provide labour

    Success will be when all children are attending school in safe and suitable classrooms.


    Aim 2

    To provide educational equipment for the schools

    Activities

    » Source and supply specific educational equipment as required.

    Success will be when schools have at least the basic equipment needed to provide education.


  • Impact

    Impact

    The long-time changes will be to upgrade the provision of education and the teaching environment in this area.
    The success will be demonstrated by an increase in school attendance and improved levels of achievement.
    We will continue to work with the schools to monitor their progress.

    Risk

    There is a risk of further earthquakes that could delay the building programme.
    We cannot prepare for this.
    We have contacts working in Nepal who can help solve any problems that arise.

    Reporting

    We will report regularly to donors via email with all progress.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £13,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £9,500 New Classrooms To build a new classroom block of 3 classrooms
      £2,800 Classroom repairs Repair to one classrom damaged in the earthquake
      £700 Classroom furniture Replace Benches and Desks
  • Background

    Location

    The community is situated in the Dhading district of Nepal. It is a very remote rural area and about 7 -8 hours on the bus from Kathmandu, often on dirt roads. The villages and schools are spread out so children often have to walk long distances to get to and from school.
    There are a few shops and a health post servicing a huge area.
    Most families are subsistence farmers and children help on the farms before and after school.
    Electricity had just been installed before the earthquake.

    Beneficiaries

    This project will benefit the whole community.
    The children can continue their education which ultimately helps the communities and gives them the opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.
    Rural Nepal has been impoverished by lack of investment from previous governments and from the 10 year Maoist insurgency
    Over the last six years we have worked with the community to develop, equip and expand their schools and health facilities. We now need to help rebuild this community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been working in this area of Nepal for the last seven years and have forged close links with the community. During this time we have worked closely with our Nepali NGO partner Pathe Nepal and the teachers in the schools to fund specific educational projects. Our purpose has always been to help facilitate their projects and to support the overwhelming desire of these communities to work to provide a better education for their children.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Shital Chandra Dharel

    Shital is our link with Pathe Nepal. Shital's family live in the village and he works closely with us, supervising, advising and monitoring projects.

    Headmaster Ram Krishna

    Krishna founded Sukaura School and now leads the school programme. We discuss all school needs with him and he regularly updates us on projects.

a classroom destroyed in the earthquake

a classroom destroyed in the earthquake