Humla province in the extreme NW corner of Nepal is high in the Western Himalayas, has no roads and very primitive health and education services: one in three children do not survive their fifth birthday.
The children shown below are from a hostel school set up in the village of Muchu to provide accommodation and schooling for the poorer children living too far from the village to be able to travel there each day. The Chiswick and Brentford Rotary Club has been supporting this facility since 2013. We started with fifteen children in 2012: now there are more than fifty. 60% of the children are girls: the boys can often find an education in the local monasteries and schooling tends to protect the girls from trafficking to the child brothels of India.
Now we have joined with the Nepal Trust and Stichting Nepal to provide funds for the construction of two new classrooms, a kitchen and store room. Our contribution has been £15,000. Images of the construction are shown below.
Apart from this build project, we continue to raise funds for the operation of the school, including food, books, teacher and caretaker salaries, and want to support them towards becoming of self-sufficient.