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Nepal: The B Project

Providing Afternoon Meals to 2,064 Students from 8 Schools Has Commenced

September 25, 2015
Barsha Dharel, Program Coordinator, Nepal

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Rebuilding and long-term Support to Schools and Model Village in Sindhupalchowk
 
Real Medicine Foundation has partnered with Seven Summits Women and White Girl In Nepal to reconstruct schools, health posts and other damaged public structures in Bhotenamlang, Sindhupalchowk to provide immediate relief and long-term support to the people of Sindhupalchowk district, one of the areas, significantly affected by the earthquake.  
 
Progress:
  • Providing afternoon meals to 2,064 students from 8 schools have commenced. Food and necessary supplies were transported to the area and local staffs, including cooks were hired to prepare the nutritious meals.
  • Stationary and other necessary items, such as school bags, water bottles, tiffin boxes were purchased which will be distributed to the children in the schools.
  • We are in the process of hiring teachers from Kathmandu to be placed in these schools. So as to ensure quality education, a dire need in the area, we are looking for at least one to two year placements of the teachers in these schools.
  • We’ve started the recruitment process for the role of an additional Project Manager to oversee this particular RMF project.
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Background

Maya Gurung and Shailee Basnet are now respected leaders in their community. They have earned the reputation of being ‘doers’ among villagers who often only see ‘talkers.’ Maya and Shailee have signed an Memorandum of Understanding with the district government to rebuild five schools in Maya’s home village of Bhotenamlang in the district of Sindhupalchok. This district has the greatest death toll after the Nepal earthquake, and in Maya’s village, there is literally not a house standing. As a result, sex-trafficking is more rampant than ever. Keeping kids, especially girls, in school is the most effective way to ensure that they stay away from traffickers. Educating women in remote areas, as well as empowering them by creating choices, is the way to keep them safe and on track.


Objectives
  • Rebuild, equip and staff six schools
  • Create proper administration
  • Facilitate running water and sanitary toilets
  • Provide school supplies
  • Provide counseling and teacher training & support
  • Provide afternoon meals for children
  • Establish initiatives to build awareness of anti-trafficking for children and adults
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