2020-07-24T07:26:30+00:00

SHREE SARASWOTI BASIC SCHOOL, LAPSE

With the three year time limit for the Memorandum of Understanding running out, the Shree Saraswoti school build was presented to the District Governor of Rotary District 1200 as a project to undertake during his year in office. The project was accepted and spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Yeovil, the build was presented to clubs within the District and further afield.

One of the aspects that was so enriching about all of the school builds was that local members of the community were trained as masons so they developed a new skill set, an income to support their families and a sense of ownership.

The new earthquake resistant building code of reinforced steel concrete enforced by the government should see the school educate children for generations to come and once again, additional fundraising by the Rotary Club of Yeovil ensured that each student had a new SchoolBag presented to them by President Caroline Ansell at the opening ceremony.

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The project video aired to the Rotary Clubs of District 1200 to try and raise the fundraising target of £64,000!

2020-07-24T07:25:21+00:00

SHREE DEURALI PRIMARY SCHOOL, TARTONG

Shree Deurali Primary School was perched on the side of the Himalayan foothills in Tartong some 2,300m above sea level. Constructed of simple stone and timber, it stood no chance against the 7.8 magnitude quake. In order to give the new school the best foundation to build on, an impressive level area was engineered out of the hill side using dynamite and a big digger to break up the parent rock.

The school feeds a catchment of many villages around Tartong and is now a beacon within the community that the locals who helped contruct it are very proud of.

We are extremely grateful to the Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who contributed £42,000 toward the first of three rebuilds that School in a Bag committed to help fund.

The children have the most amazing view from their new school right up through the Langtang Valley!

Ann Acaster
“It was such a joy to lay the first foundation stones for this school when we visited for the one year anniversary of the earthquake in April 2016. Our members of Inner Wheel are delighted that we have a legacy in Nepal supporting the wonderful children in Tartong.”
ANN ACASTER, Past President of Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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Jimmy Lama from HELP give thanks to those who contributed towards the rebuild of Shree Deurali School.

2020-07-24T14:22:48+00:00

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The appeal video aired to the Leonardo community.

BHOTENAMLANG SECONDARY SCHOOL

The loss of every school courtesy of the earthquake was significant, but Bhotenamlang was a sizeable secondary school with a big catchment of students. Therefore, the rebuild needed to accommodate this which meant it had a six-figure build cost.

Fortunately, we were working the AWASA group from Leonardo Helicopters at the time and they extended their support for an unprecedented second year to help us raise the funds.

Following a trip out to Nepal to help build the school and teach the students (who were being taught in their temporary learning centre – TLC), the AWASA group returned inspired to reach the target. In fact, they went one better and extended the amount to fund SchoolBags so that when the school opened, each one of the 625 students had a new SchoolBag to learn with.

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The short film made by AWASA of their time in Nepal.