In mid November, Chris Dickinson, Trust Chairman, shown here, and Jackie Thomson, Trustee, spent 8 days in Pragatinagar and Devchuli VDCs. In that time they visited all 21 of the schools in the area. This picture shows the warm welcome given to them at Bhimsen Adarsha Secondary.
Chris and Jackie in class! The visit allowed us to complete an audit of all the schools, meet all the Principals and Chairmen, and listen to concerns. We also saw first hand many classes and made plans of many campuses, allowing us to best target grant funding for the future.
Students sitting proudy on and at the new furniture we funded at Surya Kiran Primary School. The benches and desks were made by a local carpenter with wood procured from the community forest. Classes were alse equipped with electric light and fans and brightened up with freshly painted walls. Just compare this to the class photographed on our last visit….below…….
Mukunda, back left, and Jackie, centre front, with students of Dibyajoti Lower Secondary School. The school has spent the last two and a half years constructing this new building, after one of their original buildings collapsed. We agreed to represent the school in an external funding bid in 2011 to find the £10,000 required to finish the building.