What’s the project?
Name: Shree Saraswoti Secondary School
Location: Priti, Ramechhap (Eastern Nepal)
Build Size: 14 Classroom School Rebuild
Anticipated build start-date: November 2017
Cost: approx £98,000
The 2015 earthquake
The major earthquake in April 2015 seriously damaged the school buildings.
Several walls collapsed entirely, and many more rooms were left cracked, dangerous and unsafe to use.
Temporary metal shelters were put up to provide some shelter for classes but these let in the cold and damp. They are not an effective place to learn and children’s grades have suffered as a result. The community is desperate for the Trust’s support.
Plans for the school
The Trust proposes to build fourteen new, earthquake resistant classrooms which will be furnished with new desks, chairs, whiteboards and storage units.
It aims to landscape the school grounds so that the children have a suitable area on which they can play and where lessons can be taught outside in fair weather.
The Trust ensures that all of its schools are equipped with toilets and clean water supplies. It works with the local community to provide them with the skills to maintain the school in future.
GWT schools benefit from:
· Improved health
· Improved attendance
· Improved performance
· Improved safety
· Happier children!
How can you help?
The Trust estimates that it needs to raise approximately £98,000 to rebuild Shree Saraswoti Secondary School.
If you wish to donate then please click here
For more information about the Gurkha Welfare Trust and the work that it carries out, please click here