Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and access to a full education is important for long term development. This project will extend a school building that has provision only for children from 4 years to 8 years of age, so that they reach district examination level (aged 12 years).
It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011
Lahachowk 3 is a very poor farming district with scattered settlements. 50% of adults are illiterate as many have been unable to complete even a basic education. SHIVA charity has improved nursery provision there, and built four classes for lower junior school, but the children by the age of 8 have to move on to schools which are several kilometres away, and are often reluctant to do so. Parents and the community are worried about their children's daily trek in all weathers, and often stop them.
Access to a central junior school catering for children to the age of 12 years, with trained staff, will help children in the community to become literate, numerate, and more successful in contributing towards a better future. We will build a further four class rooms as a second storey to the new ground floor building that was built by the charity and funded by Kent College in Pembury (UK).
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