We are ready for a new school project, this time in Nepal.
For this school, we need to collect 600.000,- NOK
The mountain village Salleri, is located in the Solukhumbhu area, on the outskirts of the Himalaya District. Salleri are one of many villages in Solukhumbhu that sustained severe damage in the 2015 earthquake. Because of the remoteness, it was not seen as an area with urgent need of help by the authorities or the World community. They have therefore not received help in rebuilding their homes or Schools.
Today, 5 years after the earthquake. There are still a lot of schools that have yet to be rebuilt. There have been built temporary shacks for education that are considered “not safe”. It’s too cold in the winter, dangerously hot in the summer and during the monsoon season, the rain bangs so loudly on the roof that nothing else can be heard.
We are going to build an earthquake proof school with six classrooms, that can each hold between 30 to 35 students. Approximately 300 student will be using the school per year. The school will be built in consultation with the villagers of Salleri, who harbor a strong desire for education and learning for their children. The project will be spearheaded by “The Small World Nepal” in cooperation with The Small World Norway”, who have contributed to rebuilding several schools in Solukhumbhu, and are active in the smaller communities to help improve living conditions with a Focus on safety and school for girls.
So why is it important to support building a school in Nepal?
Nepal is one of the countries with the lowest average schooling in Asia, and IS the country with the highest percent of the population living in utter poverty in desolate mountain areas. In Nepal, almost half of all girls are given away in marriage before they are 18. Yearly, between 15.000 and 20.000 girls (with 42 percent of these are minors) are victims of human trafficking.