SUMMARY OF IYH STRATEGY WITH MANDALA ORGANISATION (MO) FOR APRIL TO APRIL 2016
HOW MANY SCHOOLS
In partnership with MO we will will build, repair and furnish 5 schools in the worst affected areas of Nepal, four of which are in very remote areas and it is unlikely these schools would be re-built without our help . Each school will be twinned with a British School.
BRITISH AND NEPAL SCHOOL LINKS
These projects are being created with the future in mind. A British school that fund raises to help a significantly disadvantaged school in Nepal will not only help to rebuild their school lives, they can be part of their future. They can stay in touch through the Internet. Children can share education projects, ideas, games and interests. How do you get to school each day? What religious festivals to you celebrate? What games to you play? What are your seasons like? The list goes on. The children on both sides of the world will benefit.
There is also huge potential for Nepal to benefit from the British teachers sharing some of their teaching methods and curriculum. This will be much easier once we have volunteer teachers in place.
COMMUNICATION BETWEEN UK AND NEPAL
There will be an iPad for one dedicated teacher at each school in Nepal so that communication by email, video and images can start between the British and Nepal schools. Milan and Shanta from The Mandala Organisation will help this to happen by setting up a private FACEBOOK page for each set of twinned schools. Social media at its best. The portability of the iPad means that the teacher can go to a wifi zone once a week or once a month and send and receive information regularly.
The Nepal schools will also receive computers. These can be used as teaching aids. Once wifi is available from each school directly, the infrastructure will be there to handle it.
FINANCE: Each British school will fund raise to help their Nepalese twinned school. IYH has already raised a substantial amount of cash thanks to the support of so many people. This cash will be used to subsidise the funds needed by each British school to twin with their Nepalese school. There are independent fundraising events and companies that have also linked to a specific school project. Any surplus money will be used for a nutrition project in Gorkha and uniforms. IYH have long term projects for nutrition and sanitary projects as well as education. All three areas are important to an all round healthy childhood.
WHICH NEPAL SCHOOLS ARE TWINNED WITH BRITISH SCHOOLS
Shree Juggle Lower Secondary School, Hagam VDC -5, Sindhupalchok
TWINNED WITH Sydenham HIgh School, London (SHS)
200 primary pupils
Tamang Newar Dalit indigenous casts of Nepal
Building finished. Computers and iPad by May.
7 km to nearest market town
TOTAL COST $10500 / £7500
SHS target contribution is £3000 //IYH contribution £4500
Jana Jagriti Primary School, Makaisings VDC- 2, Gorkha
TWINNED WITH: Blessed Sacrament School, Liverpool
135 Primary pupils
Main school finished with the computer building ready by April and iPads and computers by May.
20 % Chepang ( an indigenous tribe) and 80% Dalit which is the lowest and poorest cast in Nepal.
The cost of the main school was shared with The Rotary Club
Food and social issues that need addressing. We are exploring the possibilities of a project to provide a nutritious meal to all 135 pupils on each school day.
TOTAL COST $6500/ £4500
Blessed Sacrament target contribution £3000 // IYH contribution £1500
Nutrition support needed. Approximately 15 rupees per pupil per day for food. This equates to approximately £2700 per year Uniform X 40 @ $6 = $300 for Chepang pupils.
SITA PRIMARY - Chautara Municipality-2, Sindhupalchok
TWINNED WITH: Barlows School, Liverpool
135 Primary pupils
Near UN headquarters Chotora
NEEDS: substantial repair, toilet blocks and furniture.
COMMENT: This school will also be associated with the IYH 2016 trek team as they visited it and loved it. They wanted their money to go there. There is also a corporate sponsor, HIGHLAND WATR WORKS, which is owned by Mike Blanchard ( a member of the trekking team) who has donated £1500.
TOTAL COST: $9500 / £6700
Barlows target contribution is £1500 //IYH TREK 2016 £3100//HWW £1500 // IYH £500
BACHCHHALA DEVI PRIMARY: Chautara Municipality-5, Sindhupalchok
TWINNED WITH: St. Francis, Liverpool
NEEDS: the whole tin building needs taking down and re-building. It is nearer to a road which makes access easier.
TOTAL COST: $5000 = £3700
St. Francis target contribution £1500// IYH £1700
Sidhartha Primary School, Hagam Village Development Committee, 9 Sindhupalchok, Shermathan village
TWINNED WITH: Auchnagatt Junior School, Inverness-shire
NEEDS: complete rebuild.
TOTAL COST: $4500=£3500
Auchnagatt target contribution £1500 //Norman Cunningham & friends are doing sponsored events too.// IYH tbc
BUILDING TIME SCALE
The monsoon season starts in May and the Nepalese school term comes to an end at the end of May. 2 schools are already built. Our aim, as far as possible is to build the next 3 schools and the iPads in place and working at all schools.
We need to recruit suitable volunteer teachers to work in pairs at each school. Please see our Information page if you are interested.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED US SO FAR AND PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE.
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