Project Update - The Small World, Nepal
HOPE Agent, the Small World, works in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal providing housing and education to children at risk. Many of the families in this area are unable to provide education for their children due to poverty, and the requirement that most kids need to start working in order to help support the family. Most of the people who live here are a minority ethnic group like Rai and dalits (a lower caste often referred to as ‘untouchable’), with education simply being unavailable to them.
Rampure lower secondary school in Kaku is the only school that teaches from grade 1 to grade 8 for the entire Rampur community of Kaku, Nepal. During the 2015 earthquake, the school was badly damaged.
The community and teachers have had no choice but to continue to use the unsafe building for teaching children every day. 250 students are risking their life everyday in these unsafe buildings. Realizing the immediate need to rebuild new classrooms for the students is now a priority for the local community, Hope for the Nations and The Small World initiated construction of 2 earthquake-proof classrooms.
Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support, the classroom construction is well underway (see image above). While there are some issues, including internet outage from lightning storms that won’t be restored until October, the progress on these earthquake-proof classrooms will soon house many students eager to learn, in a safe environment.
If you’d like to lend your support to the Kaku School Rebuilding Project, you can learn more on the project page