Project information

Raise the Roof for Classrooms in Kangel, Nepal

Classrooms in the Clouds working with Cheshire Fire Cadets, Raise the Roof, will provide quality classrooms for over 450 children at Kangel, a remote and deprived area of Nepal. For the young Fire Cadets aged 16-18 their fundraising challenge and trip to Nepal will be a life changing experience.

October 2016 - October 2017

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  • Need

    Need

    Pupils of Shree Jeevan Jyoti Higher Secondary School are currently studying in temporary learning shelters and dangerously precarious classrooms following devastating earthquakes in 2015. Without Government support, the school relies solely on the support of NGO's. The community are subsistence farmers, growing just enough to feed their families. Many adults, especially the women will have little or no education. Kangel, a remote village has a simple way of life, little clean water or power.

    Solution

    Following the successful project in 2015 when Classrooms in the Clouds and Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service raised money to rebuild the earthquake stricken Shree Chandrodaya Primary School in Thulodhunga, the village has gone from strength to strength providing new energy to the school and their hopes for the future. We seek to replicate this successful project in Kangel not just providing classrooms but gender specific toilets and clean water and library and Early Years' teaching materials.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide 6 new, high quality classrooms with earthquake resistance to benefit over 450 children

    Activities

    » Using local resources and labour where possible the community will be fully engaged supporting the classroom building project creating local ownership

    Staged reports during the building programme and final report following opening of the school. Posts on social media and website throughout.


    Aim 2

    To provide fixtures and fittings, furniture and white boards for the classrooms

    Activities

    » Cheshire Fire Cadets to support the preparation of the classrooms for students with fixtures and fittings once the classrooms have been built

    Staged reports during the building programme and final report following opening of the school. Posts on social media and website throughout.


    Aim 3

    Provide clean drinking water for students through installation of purpose designed filtration system

    Activities

    » Staff at school receive training to fit clean water system from expert Nepalese engineer employed by CitC to ensure system can be properly maintained

    Staged reports during the building programme and final report following opening of the school. Posts on social media and website throughout.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Improved facilities for students at Shree Jeevan Jyoti resulting in raising of standards of education, attendance and accessibility to the local community. Monitoring and evaluation will be carried out by CitC Education Development Officer, Samden Sherpa and Education Support Worker. Regular visits to school to monitor quality of education and provide support for teacher training/health education with reports to include a focus on girls' attendance and menstrual health education.

    Risk

    With a track record of delivering building projects and teacher sponsorship in the Lower Solukhumbu, we have a team of Nepali experts who will monitor progress, with robust monitoring of expenditures and outcomes. Mitigating the challenges of the environment, monsoon and access to building materials following the earthquakes, we have built in 20% contingency fun into the project. Daily project management will be carried out by a CitC Construction Manager and regular site visits from CItC EDO.

    Reporting

    Quarterly newsletter and daily Facebook and Twitter postings. We steward donors through thank you letters, certificates, artwork and cards prepared by students in Nepal. We go out to organisations and give talks and updates. We offer opportunities for donors to travel to Nepal to view projects.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £60,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Build a Classroom Building a high quality, earthquake resistant classroom in Kangel, Solukhumbu, Nepal
      £10,000 Build a Classroom Building a high quality, earthquake resistant classroom in Kangel, Solukhumbu, Nepal
      £10,000 Build a Classroom Building a high quality, earthquake resistant classroom in Kangel, Solukhumbu, Nepal
      £10,000 Build a Classroom Building a high quality, earthquake resistant classroom in Kangel, Solukhumbu, Nepal
      £10,000 Build a Classroom Building a high quality, earthquake resistant classroom in Kangel, Solukhumbu, Nepal
      £10,000 Build a Classroom Building a high quality, earthquake resistant classroom in Kangel, Solukhumbu, Nepal

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service £30,000 Conditional
  • Background

    Location

    Kangel, in the Lower Solukhumbu, Nepal, is a remote village in the foothills of the Himalaya and Shree Jeevan Jyoti Higher Secondary School provides education for over 450 students from aged 5 - 16 years. The community live by subsistence farming and the children provide daily support for their families by helping with farming, daily chores, minding siblings, gathering wood and looking after livestock. Girls in particular take on key roles in the household and often miss school as a result.

    Beneficiaries

    All the families in the community of Kangel together with the teachers and their families. In particular, clean water and new gender specific toilets together with health education will provide support for girls when they reach puberty and when they become vulnerable to leaving school and getting married. Literacy rates among women in Nepal are very low less than 40% of women in Nepal can read or write. Raised self esteem through work of NGO's has significant impact on commitment by families.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Classrooms in the Clouds has been building schools and sponsoring teachers in Nepal since 2007. We have built over 32 classrooms and sponsor 8 teachers, 6 women and 2 men. We have a secure donation base and are actively seeking support for projects through committed giving, Trusts and Foundations, Larger donors and our individual donor base who remain loyal and committed. We have a Nepali Trustee and an employed Nepali Education Development officer who are ideally placed to advise and monitor

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Cheshire Fire Cadets

    Major funder who have partnered CitC in the past and delivered on projects overseas for over 10 years

    Dawa Geljen Sherpa, Trustee

    Dawa is CitC Nepali Trustee . A village elder, highly respected and charismatic he is well known in the Solukhumbu and will lead the project in Nepal

    CitC Nepal, NGO Committee Members

    CitC NGO Committee members will work with contractors and craftsmen on the ground to provide support and monitoring for building work.

    Samden Sherpa, Education Development Manager

    Samden will oversea the project management, reporting, budgets and day to day administration of the project and liaise with key people on the ground