Nepal Primary School Water & Sanitation Project

New Boys/Girls toilet facilities with links to the local water supply, with health & hygiene, privacy and comfort benefits at the school.

New toilets and hand washing facilities handed over to village elders and Rotary Club members.

We're pleased to report that this project is now complete and the new facilities are reported to be a 'resounding success' at the school.

This project for the Primary School, Majhkot, Syangja, Nepal will replace the very basic facilities used by children at this remote school by the construction of boys and girls toilets and hand washing facilities.  The toilets will be linked with the local water source and installation of storage tank on top of the toilet roof is also planned. 

The project also includes provision to fence off an area of play area to remove a safety concern for the children.

This is a joint project involving the following 4 local Rotary Clubs: 

Eccleshall Mercia Rotary Club Stafford Rotary Club

Stafford Knot Rotary Club

Stafford Castle Rotary Club

The Rotary International Charity has also been requested to make a contribution which may amount to 50% of the total cost amounting to 670,000 Nepali Rupees or £4,400. The Majhkot Sibalaya Village Development Committee will make a contribution of 86,000 N. Rupees

The project is in response to a request from the Rotary Club of The Himalayan Gurkhas based in Kathmandu, Nepal who have worked with other Rotary Clubs in the UK in promoting projects in a variety of areas of Nepal over a number of years.  Many of the projects have an emphasis on improving the education and educational facilities in schools in Nepal.   Parts of Nepal including the capital city of Kathmandu remain badly affected by the devastating earthquake in April 2015 which has had a disastrous effect on the economy of Nepal.

The school caters for 70 students of ages 4 to 7 years and includes a child care centre. There are 6 teaching staff and one helper.

Application is also planned for matching grant funding from the Rotary International Foundation Trust towards the total cost.

It is anticipated that funds raised locally will be matched by funds from the Rotary Foundation Trust which supports many projects promoting better health and sustainable reductions in poverty worldwide.

Old facilities now replaced
Basic Facilities now replaced.

Rtn Lok Bahadur Gurung, will be the main coordinator of the project.  Rtn Lok Bahadur Gurung, Club Secretary

Rotarian Major Lilbahadur GURUNG MBE MPHF is our principal contact in Nepal

Rotarian Major Lilbahadur GURUNG MBE MPHF

The Rotary Club Of The Himalayan Gurkhas which includes retired Gukha officers, educationalists and businessmen is well known to Rotarians in this country  (Stafford Rotary Club have previously funded a project through RCoHG) and to Eccleshall Mercia Rotary Club President John Ogbourne who visited Nepal in 2011 and 2014 working in schools in the same area of Syangja to train teachers in schools to use computer facilties and software programs provided by Harrogate Brigantes Rotary Club in North Yorkshire jointly with the Rotary Foundation Trust.  John Ogbourne says "Living and working with Nepali people in these remote deprived areas of Nepal has been a very moving experience.  I know how very grateful the people there will be for what we are able to provide"

Donations to this project may be made at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/nepalschool/431903

One of the fundraisers for this event is to be a Gurkha Meal prepared by the 248 Queen's Royal Gurkha Signal Squadron based in Stafford to take place on 30th April 2017 at Colton Village Hall, Near Stafford. The intention is to link 

122 Regiment in Staffordfundraising for this project to the celebrations in 2017 of the 10th anniversary of the reformation of the 22 Signals Regiment, during which Gurkhas who form part of this Regiment will march through Stafford, exercising their 'Freedom of the Borough of Stafford'  granted in 2007.

It is planned to raise the necessary funds in the firagest half of 2017 with the project work going ahead in the 2nd half of 2017.

Fundraising Gurkha Meal
On 30th April 2017 a meal is to be provided by 248 Queen's Royal Gurkha Signal Squadron, based at MOD Stafford. The meal will be held at the Colton Village Hall, WS15 3LN near Stafford. A talk about the Gurkha Soldiers and community is included in the program together with provide dancers and pipers.  The Gurkhas celebrated 200 years of service to the British Army in 2016.  

Tickets for this event are available from Eccleshall Mercia Rotary Club of from the 3 Stafford Rotary Clubs mentioned above.

(ALL fields required)

Your email address will not be displayed, once the comment has been approved.

To reduce spam, http:// and www. are not allowed.

'What We Do' Main Pages:

Donated the books are for the ‘Rotary Books4Home’ project that gifts books to children who do not have books at home and who live in our wider area.

more  
The Deep Oscillation machine being demonstrated by Lymphoedema Nurse Specialist Mel Cotterill

A Hivat Deep Oscillation machine for Katharine House Hospice is being funded by a donation from Eccleshall Rotary.

more  
Defibrillator outside Eccleshall Community Library

The cost has been shared between Eccleshall Community Library, Eccleshall Parish Council and Eccleshall Rotary.

more  
A new toilet block to be constructed at the school to replace inadequate facilities, plus new water storage and facilities.

The 4 Rotary Clubs of Eccleshall Mercia, Stafford, Stafford Castle & Stafford Knot are responsible for promoting this project

more  
Turkey Earthquake response

On 6 February 2023, two devastating earthquakes, measuring 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude on the Richter Scale, struck Pazarcık and Elbistan in Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye.

more  
Eccleshall Community Lounge

A weekly facility for local residents where they can meet, chat, share experiences at 2pm each Thursday at Eccleshall Community Library. On 3rd Thursday a guest will speak on a topic of interest.

more  
Sylvia recognised as a 'Champion for Change'

Sylvia Keris is honoured by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland Champions of Change award June 2021

more  
Eccleshall Library,  20 High St, Eccleshall, Stafford ST21 6BZ

As from August 2019 the management of Eccleshall Library was taken on by ECCLESHALL MERCIA COMMUNITY LIBRARY CIC. The formation of the CIC was carried out by members of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia.

more  

PURPOSE OF THE SMILE FUND To make available limited financial assistance towards the purchase of goods or services to a resident of the area in financial need and which will provide an improvement in their daily living conditions and quality of life.

more  
Club Activities

There can't be too many people in the Eccleshall, Yarnfield, Gnosall, Tittensor, Woodeaves or Swynnerton area who haven't come across the local Rotary Club in one way or another.

more  
Teddies made fro the Buddy Bags appeal

We need your help! Would you like to knit cuddly toys for the Buddy Bag Foundation?

more  
projects that change lives

We raise funds each year to support The Rotary Foundation - this page aims to answer the question 'What is it all about ?'

more  

Dictionaries for Life have been once again presented to school leavers at schools within our area

more  

Rotarians feel that helping children to gain a good education is one of the best methods of achieving a lasting benefit to countries where funds are limited locally.

more  
View of the Lamjung area of Nepal

Location is Dood Pokhari village, Lamjung District, West Nepal. The project is planned as a joint venture between the 3 Rotary Clubs in Stafford and Eccleshall Mercia in furtherance of Rotary's history in seeking to improve lives throughout the world

more  
New toilets and hand washing facilities handed over to village elders and Rotary Club members.

New Boys/Girls toilet facilities with links to the local water supply, with health & hygiene, privacy and comfort benefits at the school.

more  
Bill Gates talks about how close we are to eliminating Polio.

Today at #ricon15, Bill Gates congratulated Rotary on the 30th anniversary of the PolioPlus program. Thanks to Rotary members"™ vision in 1985 of a polio-free world, we"™ve made incredible progress and are closer than ever to ending polio. Get involved

more  
Sylvia Keris with Wolverhampton St George Rotary Club members/friends at Autherley Junction on day 9 of the walk.

Sylvia Keris, President of The Rotary Club of Eccleshall Mercia will be walking the entire length of the canal towpaths of the Four Counties Ring in aid of the End Polio campaign during August.

more  
Earhquake damage at Bojhpur

In 2017 our Club together with Stafford, Stafford Knot and Stafford Castle Clubs held a fund raising lunch provided by the Ghurkas. The funds raised were to go towards the reconstruction of a school in the Bhojpur Municipality.

more  

The Hook a Duck appears at various places during the year, and is very popular with the young ones as every duck hooked wins a prize, all for just £1 !

more  
The Bells at Holy Trinity Church, Eccleshall

The bellringers at the church gave a warm welcome to a group of members and guests, told us about the history of the bells (some installed as far back as 1710) and gave the opportunity to try out bell ringing. A visit was also made to inspect the bells,

more  
IFSR Youth Service Award by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians.

The award is made by the International Fellowship of Scouting Rotarians - a Rotary Fellowship promoting service to Youth through Scouting and Guiding.

more