In late November, during a visit to the village in Nepal, Jim Campbell, friend of the Trust, cut the ribbon on a new water filtration system for Prithvi Secondary School. This was the second such system installed by the Trust and was soon followed by the opening of a third system at Bhimsen Secondary School. Funds for these systems and a further 15 to be installed in early 2013 have come firstly from local fund raising in Lochaber and from a generous and substantial donation from the Estate of Catherine Searle. Schools have shown great enthusiasm for these developments and in some cases have provided some funds of their own for preparatory work, prior to filter systems being installed. Mukunda Raj Shrestha is project managing the installations. I would like to thank the executors of Catherine’s Estate for entrusting Nepal Schools Trust with part of her legacy.
Our visit was during the Tihar festival and some members of the local community welcomed us.
Jim with Mukunda Raj Shrestha
Chris Dickinson, Chairman, Jackie Thomson, Secretary, with the Head Teacher and Depute at Bhimsen Adarsha Secondary School, a new water filtration system in the background.
Nardev Neupane, Head of Bhimsen, performs a welcome.
Officially opening the new water system……………………… and……..
a new girls toilet and shower block built from a grant in December 2011,….. an offer to demonstrate its use was turned down
Bhimsen, Nepal’s top government school in 2012 SLC results, is undertaking a large new building project to meet the demand from parents to send children here. This is a project we have also made a grant towards this year.