Co-founders Helen Woodward and Rafik Iddin visited the school whilst trekking in the region in April 2015 before the earthquake and asked to meet with head teacher Kamal Bikram. They were so impressed with his commitment and credibility they asked to meet him a second time on their return through the village. The project to re-build the school originated from those meetings.
At the time of visiting the need was for additional classrooms and resources to provide for +2s, (A level equivalents) to enable the children to complete their schooling and access college. Following the earthquake the existing classrooms were seriously damaged so lessons are currently taking place in temporary learning centres (tents!)
To date we have raised funds and delivered money to pay for stationary for the children to use in lessons, establish a safe drinking water supply to the school and provide 6 composting toilets.
Now the fundraising focus is on the earthquake resistant new classrooms.
The outcomes we are working towards are to:
- Improve educational attendance and outcomes
- Improve the learning environment and resources
- Improve access to higher education and professions
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Sat in a tent at 9450ft with a storm blowing outside our guides asked after supper ‘Do you have a song you can sing?’ We sang songs and read poems into the night, I finished with a lullaby I used to sing to my baby son. Khola Kharka Lullaby was written following the earthquake remembering a precious night and our friends and guides in Nepal.
Khola Kharka LullabyView
Love Nepal UK have a strong track record of building schools in the area. With their on the ground expertise the priorities are clear and resources delivered directly to the school.
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