Project working with Pahar Trust on their 30 for 30 project to renovate classrooms in two schools so they can be used for early years education.
New project in Nepal providing classrooms for early years learning in 2 schools
Shree Shewalaya and Shree Kalika
In November 2019 the party of Pershore Rotarians and Inner Wheelers visited the Pahar Trust in Pokhara after their adventures in Lelep with HTUK in the hope they could also support another worthy cause after the Lelep project was completed.
Shree Shewalaya and Shree Kalika are both secondary schools located around 2 hours east of Pokhara in Nepal.
We aim to raise funds to refurbish one room at each school and this will be the pre-primary room for children from 1-5 years old. Funds will be sent to The Pahar Trust 30 for 30 Project who will oversee the refurbishment. The Pahar Trust want to provide this facility in at least 30 classrooms in the Pokhara area.
The classrooms need refurbishing to provide a warm and comfortable learning environment. The estimated cost of the works is around £3,000 per classroom and these costs will cover the refurbishment of the room, new carpets, furniture and lots of new resources and books for the children.
“Research shows that children who receive safe, quality education at this age are significantly more likely to have more successful outcomes as adults. The campaign supports the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to ensure all children have access to quality early childhood development (ECD) so that they are ready for primary education. When children attend pre-primary education, they are more likely to stay in school and attain minimum reading and mathematics competencies. It also supports economic growth, as it enables mothers and other caregivers the opportunity to work and increase their earnings”
Lelep Girls Hostel completed Nov 2021
Funds £7785 raised by
Rotary Clubs Pershore, Evesham, Hereford, Worcester and Chipping Camden and Inner Wheel Club District 10. This figure also includes Rotary District Grants given to Pershore, Evesham and Hereford.
Funds were used by Himalayan Trust UK and REED to
Provide a fresh water supply to Lelep School and Girls Hostel.
Construct a modern shower block at the Girls Hostel in Lelep School, Taplejung, Nepal
Build clothes washing facilities
Construct a sanitary waste disposal
Provide bunk beds in the Girls Hostel
At the same time HTUK received funds from other sources for the renovation of the Girls Hostel
The actual construction has only taken two years despite delays due to Covid 19 affecting workers, volunteers and supply chains of materials.
Progress on Lelep Project as of mid January 2021
FUNDRAISING TARGET OF £7785 NOW ACHIEVED AND CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED
Working together as a combined effort we thank the following for their contributions
Rotary District 1100 Clubs - Pershore, Evesham, Hereford, Chipping Campden, Worcester
Inner Wheel District 10 - Clubs Pershore, Hereford Wye Valley plus others.
Plus many generous private donations.
We have sent £1400 to construct the water pipeline to supply much needed fresh water to Lelep School and Girls Hostel to enable them to function normally. Pipeline is due for completion by end of January.
We have also sent £5885 required to construct a much needed Sanitation Block for the Girls Hostel . Another £500 on its way.
This will have solar panels on the roof and will provide both shower and clothes washing facilities.
Toilets are being funded by the local municipality. The Girls Hostel is being upgraded by HTUK and REED.
Rotary Club of Pershore trek to Lelep School with Pershore Inner Wheel
In November 2019, three Pershore Rotarians and two Pershore Inner Wheelers ventured into the remote Taplejung district of Nepal with HTUK - Himalayan Trust UK, to research ways of helping a school in need. With no road access, the trek uphill to the school takes several hours. We discovered the school had a broken water supply so decided to rebuild a pipeline.
By March 2020 working with other Rotary Clubs in District 1100 we managed to raise and send £1400 to HTUK so that the pipeline could be built. Currently, we await the end of the virus crisis for the construction to begin.
Thanks to the generosity of Inner Wheel Distriict 10, several other Rotary Clubs and individual donations we have collected funds for the second stage which is to construct a sanitary block at the Girl's Hostel in Lelep School. Plans have been drawn up and work has started. The students are desperate for clean toilets and washing facilities with running water. Can you imagine living without water or clean toilet facilities ?