Our girl’s doing great. The grades are getting better and better – just like her Taekwondo skills! Kusang Tamang personally makes sure that she doesn’t miss anything and visits her regularly.
Our scholarship holder from Thade, who goes to school in Kathmandu, had a hard time at the beginning, because the level of the village school is below that of the boarding school. But she is well supported by the teachers and has now started to practice Taekwondo. She already has some friends and feels well.
Year overview 2018:
At the beginning of the year, first the showers and toilets were finished, then finally the school of Thade. For the inauguration the school management got a rice cooker and a food supply for the children. The scholarship holders were looked after by employee Kusang Tamang and equipped with clothes and everything necessary. One scholarship holder had the opportunity to attend a private school in Kathmandu. She has now settled in well.
The school building is completed! Toilets, showers and the first floor are finished, a special highlight is the terrace on the roof and the earthquake-proof construction. There are also safe railings and emergency escape routes.
The scholarship holders were equipped by employee Kusang Tamang for the rainy season. He is also intensively involved with the scholarship holder who is currently in private school in Kathmandu.
Toilets, showers and three classrooms have been completed, now the shell for the first floor is ready. This and the interior design are the last big steps towards the goal. Due to the restructuring of the country, there were some bureaucratic hurdles that could be removed.
One of our scholarship holders got the opportunity to do her “School Leaving Certificate” in Kathmandu at a private school. She is a very good student and will make good use of this opportunity. Soroptimist International Wien Vivata also helped a girl in a crisis situation.
The gender-separated toilets and showers were completed and ceremoniously opened in the presence of Carola Gosch.
The six scholarship holders were provided with warm jackets for the winter. Hoods, scarves and socks were given to all children of the school of Thade. They were knitted by Lena Kremser and refugee women in Austria. The scholarship holders have successfully completed their school year and are very proud of their achievements.
Year overview 2017:
In the first half of the year, Chay Ya Nepal funded the first seven classrooms of Shree Sarawati L.S. School. Mainly with the financial support of Soroptimist International (Union Switzerland and France), Roots for Life was able to realize the construction of three missing classrooms as well as gender-separated toilets and showers.
Six girls were enrolled in the scholarship program and are being looked after by Roots for Life on an ongoing basis. Through our staff Kusang Tamang and Carola Gosch on-site, the need is constantly re-evaluated and there is also kept an eye on their family situation.
The six scholarship holders receive ongoing support from RfL. This also includes the equipment with shoes and clothes.
3 classrooms, secure toilets and solar showers were completed thanks to the help of Soroptimist International. The opening was solemnly performed in the presence of Carola Gosch.
Six girls from Thade have received an RfL scholarship and can go to school. Roots for Life covers all costs.
The school building has made great progress despite severe storms and rain. The staircase, the outer walls of the first floor, as well as the toilets and showers, are taking shape more and more.
Roots for Life is now able to build the three missing rooms of the school in Thade, mainly through financial support from Soroptimist International (Union Switzerland and France). The work has already started, the first construction materials have been delivered. Carola Gosch visited the village during her trip to Nepal in March / April 2017 and was able to discuss with those responsible, how important sanitation is, for girls in particular. Another main topic was the possibility to support six girls through our Roots for Life scholarship program.
Inauguration of the first 7 class rooms of Shree Sarawati L.S. School in Thade. Roots for Life takes over the financing of 3 missing class rooms and respectable toilets and washrooms (seperated for girls and boys).