5th Jan 2019
Fundraised to date$0 $10000
Shree Salme Secondary School
Kispang VDC, Nuwakot – 1700m
Located in an impossibly beautiful Himalayan setting is the location of Active Hearts Foundation’s next project:
The Salme Educational Centre of Learning
We are proud to announce we will be refitting a current room at Shree Salme Secondary School in Salme village, Nuwakot district, Nepal. We will be transforming it into a safe vibrant learning centre for the children of this school.
As always, we will employ local tradesmen to build the bookshelves, lay carpet, paint the walls, install curtains and construct tables and desks for the children and librarian. We will purchase and print the curriculum related books required by the teachers and stock the new shelves to complete the transformation.
We will also be providing a first aid supplies box along with science and sports equipment. With your help we hope to complete the learning centre and have the students utilizing the facilities by Nov 2019.
The total amount we are looking at raising is $10,000 USD
PLEASE READ THE BACK STORY OF THIS PROJECT BELOW AND CONSIDER
On November 1st 2018 an international Active Hearts team of 13 plus 40 local support staff trekked into the Himalayan foothills to open the latest library project in Sarsyu Village. READ MORE ON THE SARSYU LIBRARY After a wonderful few days staying with friends and visiting the Active Hearts SADTOBATE LIBRARY and KHULE LIBRARY the team then embarked on a trek across the Nuwakot and Dhading districts visiting remote rural villages and scouting out potential future locations for Active Hearts projects. It was on this journey we camped in stunning Salme village.
Being so close to the epicentre of the 2015 earthquakes, this village, like so many, was devastated. READ ABOUT OUR EARTHQUAKE EFFORTS The small community has a population of about 500 of which 27 lost their lives including 4 students from the school. The school itself has a role of 540 students some walking up to two hours each way to attend classes. Of the 15 classrooms 13 were destroyed during the earthquakes. There are now 12 classrooms and 12 teachers. Nine teachers are government funded giving a 1:60 ratio. Two more are provided by village donations and 1 by the NGO Sky Foundation.
On Nov 7th Dan and Arjun met with the principal Mr Singa Bahdur Tamang and teachers on the school grounds to discuss the logistics and costing of this project. They were very impressed with the school management team and the commitment they had to empowering the students through education.
This Active Hearts library will be completed in memory of Midori Suzuki from Chiba, Japan. A mountain guide and a friend to all. She passed away on Mt Fuji, July 13th 2019. Midori loved the children of Nepal and donations from her family and friends have helped to build this Hearts project in her memory.