Computer Handover Programme in Nuwakaot
During a recent visit to Nepal, we were delighted to meet up with Er. Ramkrishna Rajbhandari who talked us through the computer handover programme to the school children of the Nuwakot district that HExN has supported this year. All four schools are government schools.
It was extremely difficult to select just four schools to participate as this is the first computer donation programme in Nuwakot with a lot of children to support. After discussions between the chairman of the school management committee and principals of the school, it was agreed that the following schools were most appropriate and in need of the 30 computers HExN donated:
- Bhimsen secondary school: Battar ward no. 2, Bidur Municipality, Nuwakot (10 computers)
- Tribhuban Trishuli secondary school: Trishuli ward no. 1, Bidur Municipality, Nuwakot (5 computers)
- Ajingare secondary school: Ajingare ward no. 13, Bidur municipality, Nuwakot (5 computers)
- Sulakchhena Secondary School: Aangutar ward no. 9, Bidur Municipality, Nuwakot (10 computers)
All schools have enough space for a computer lab and computer teachers (instructors) were assigned.
All the computers are donated by representatives of Health Exchange Nepal on the school premises. At Sulakchhena secondary school, the Mayor of Bidur municipality also presented the computers to the principal of the school.
All computers have now been installed in the schools and the day school children are enjoying learning computer education. Computer Club is the theme of computer donation programme where community people are also invited to join the classes to develop their computer education. Sulakchhena secondary school has also installed an internet facility to help to children learn through the internet. Er. Ramkrishna is working hard to introduce this facility to other schools in Nuwakot.
This is a wonderful resource for both the school children and community members to develop their knowledge and education and we hope Computer Clubs across Nuwakot and Nepal will continue to flourish with support from organisations like ours.
We have helped rebuild schools across Nepal in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes.
Re-building Ratneshwari Higher Secondary School
HExN has funded the building of four new permanent classrooms at Ratneshwari Higher Secondary School in Darbung, a remote village development committee located in the Gorkha District, northern-central Nepal.
- The majority of the school buildings were destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes.
- For nine months after the April and May earthquakes, school children use temporary ‘tent’ classrooms whilst the new building was under construction.
- On 29th November 2015, our Chairman Jeremy Ward and his team from the UK visited Darbung village to meet the Headmaster, pupils and villagers, and to unofficially cut the ribbon on the new building.
- On 7th February 2016, the first classrooms were opened to the younger age groups and now all pupils are able to use these new classrooms as ground space for their learning and education.
- This new school building has provided a great sense of hope and inspiration to the villagers of Darbung, and they have expressed their gratitude to HExN by placing a plaque on the wall of the new school building.
Building A New Classroom At Shree Kali Devi Secondary School
- In Spring 2015, a bamboo hut was erected to temporarily replace the classroom building destroyed by the earthquakes.
- In December 2015, members of the HExN team based in the UK visited the school in Arubas to meet the Headmaster, pupils and villagers.
- To cover the cost of building a new two-roomed permanent building, the Nepalese Doctor's Association and Health Foundation Nepal have already donated funds to the project.
- Building work will start in March 2016 and it is hoped the new classrooms will be available to use within three months.
- HExN will continue to support this project and hope to provide funding shortly.