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Since 2009 and with the financial help and expertise of several UK based Rotary clubs we have provided Books,computers,library refurbishment, built classrooms, given sports equipment and installed solar panels in sites where there was no power available.
Some volunteers have stayed in the community and helped with teaching at the primary school and secondary schools providing help with English language in particular as well as computer classes. Some libraries have had new library catalogues set up and have had a few computers and printers installed.
Help Rural Nepal has supported 7 schools and 1 college within the Dhading district:-
Shree Aanku Primary School in Massar (ages 5-9 years),
Shree Janajyoti Lower Secondary School at Sukaura - a middle school (ages 5-14years)
Shree Achane Higher Secondary School at Khahare (9-18 years and also has a primary department).
Netrawati Community Multiple Campus – a college (17-20 years).
And since 2016 we have also started to support:-
Chandsory Lower Secondary School
Karki Gaun Higher Secondary School
Triperesudari Higher Secondary School.
Guk Aawagaman School in Salyantar
Nirajana Ma Bi School in Marpak
Since 2016 we have also provided Teacher Training Update courses for teachers at several Schools. The course offers support and training to teachers in isolated schools, introducing new ideas and raising the standard of teaching. As part of the training 3 visits are arranged (1) to provide the teaching; (2) to inspect the newly trained teachers at school and (3) to provide a follow-up Q&A session where all the teachers get back together again. Many teachers from different schools make long journeys to attend the course.
We will continue to support this type of training and in 2020 we are introducing IT training for Teachers.
Sponsored Higher Training:
Pradeep is a young man from Khahare village who has just completed his course from the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training - his subject was Veterinary Studies. We have funded his 18 month course and in return he will work in the Khahare area for 5 years. He is now enjoying his internship with a veterinary surgeon after which he will return to work in his home community helping the farmers improve and care for their stock. See photo of Pradeep below.
We hope to be able to offer other courses to young people in the future.
Supporting 10+2 Students:
Primary education in Nepal called Basic Education consists of grades 1 through 8.
Secondary levels are grades 9 and 10.
Higher Secondary Levels cover grades 11 and 12. This is often referred to as "10+2".
A district level examination Basic Level Examination (BLE) is given when successfully completing grade 8.
A national Secondary Education Exam (SEE) examination is conducted at the end of grade 10.
Completing the Grade 12 examination leads to the School Leaver's Certificate (SLC).
Education fees are charged to all students and this can often lead to students leaving school early as their families cannot pay the fees. We have introduced a scheme where we will pay the fees for up to 10 students to complete their 2 years of Higher Secondary Level education.
Each year local schools select and recommend students for this and in 2019 more girls and low-caste students were selected.
Provision of toilet facilities:
The toilet project for Khaki Gaun School was successfully completed in 2019 with support from the Bristol Breakfast Rotary Club.
With the generous support of Chelwood Rotary in North Somerset a new toilet block was built at Sukaura school.
More details of these projects are available on the links to the schools above.
We are currently raising funds for a new toilet block and hand washing facilities for a school in Marpak. If you wish to donate towards this cause you can do so here.
Photo of Pradeep during his internship