Co-founders Helen Woodward and Rafik Iddin first visited the school whilst trekking and asked to meet with head teacher Kamal Bikram. We were so impressed with Kamal's work and commitment we asked to meet him a second time on our return through the village. The project to re-build the school originated from those meetings, just two weeks before the 2015 earthquakes.
The school needed additional classrooms and resources to provide for +2s, (A level equivalents) to enable the children to complete their schooling and access college. Following the earthquakes the classrooms were seriously damaged so lessons took place in temporary bamboo shelters.
Through fund raising and development work with kamal the school now has:
- safe drinking water
- toilets and sanitary provision
- stationery for all the children
- new furniture
- screens and projectors
- 10 computers
We are working to:
- Improve educational attendance and outcomes
- Improve the learning environment and resources
- Improve access to higher education and professions
You can donate to the project here - thank you!View
Sat in a tent in 2015 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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