In previous reports we’ve commented that the overall pattern of poor education standards in both urban and rural Nepal is dominated by a severe lack of education infrastructure, skilled and motivated teachers and education materials and equipment.
In Humla district, the Nepal Trust’s main project area, the level of education is poor and ranks among the lowest in Nepal, where many people, particularly women are illiterate. There are many underlying reasons behind these awful statistics, but improving school facilities, in particular wash room and toilet facilities, is one of the many steps needed.
The pictures below show the progress being made on the Humla School Repair Project, where we are looking at renovating 16 schools in total.
Chala village is very remote and close to the border with China: the old dilapidated school building has been completely rebuilt and is now a shining beacon on the ridge, high above the village. Not only will this new school help address some of the inequalities in education, but hopefully help redress the depopulation challenge caused by families in the remote villages sending their young children away in search of better education.
Progress has been made at a number of other schools including in the villages of; Bargaun, Muchu, Kote, Ramdev, Shyambhu, Sindharbhumi, Suryatara and Swayambu. The programme will continue in 2023 when, subject to raising the remaining funds, we expect to complete the planned work at all 16 schools in Humla.
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Dear Friends & Supporters,
The Build for Education in Humla Project has been setup to provide clean, safe and supportive teaching facilities for over 2,600 pupils and 112 teachings staff in the region. Many government schools in Humla are not fit for purpose. A prime focus will be to ensure that girls receive similar choices to boys and raise their educational standards and life chances.
We have delivered the furniture to the Kote School and are now preparing the plans for the building renovation for 8 schools in year 1.
The local government is co-funding the building renovation.
A field trip is planned by our Management in Simikot to plan the preparation an inspection of buildings, WASH facilities, furniture, external features including fencing and gabion walls etc.
We will start renovating the Swayambu School, see attached photos. The situation at this school is very poor as children sit without furniture, in a leaking building. A very bleak environment for children to learn in.
A National Election will take place in Nepal on November 20th, 2022. Many roads have been blocked in South Humla due to weather, which makes it challenging to transport construction materials like GI sheets and cement to the project areas.
I’m sure you will appreciate that good facilities will help teachers deliver a better education for both boys and girls. Good educational opportunities will raise overall standards and help to close the gender gap of educational attainment between boys and girls. Nearly 3,000 pupils and staff will benefit in year one and this will also support their wider families as knowledge is disseminated.
Thank you for reading and please donate to support our Build for Education in Humla Project in the remote Himalayas.
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