Situated in the village of Lwang Ghalel, this school is home to 70 local kids from around the village. The school was partly damaged by the 2015 earthquakes and also damaged by recurrent flooding overtime. For over two years, REACH for Nepal has organised hands on volunteering community projects with travelling Australians who want to travel Nepal and give back at the same time.
This project was in two parts, the first being an academic project supervised by Dr Tanya Lawlis (UC) involves students educating the local community on various health aspects.
The second project involves a community project where the UC students will actively contribute to renovation of an amenities block, install couple of hand wash basin & also a water filtration system.
These projects are the first of a four year program where REACH for Nepal will help facilitate UC to help contribute in the areas of Health Hygiene & Nutrition in remote communities in Nepal.
Shahid Hari Prasad School, Lwang Ghalel
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The project was a huge success. The school children not only learnt to wash hands over a “Kokkaburra song”, they learnt the importance of hygiene and also were teaching their parents at home. The nutrition programme was well received by the Women’s community group, often labelled as the backbone of villages in Nepal.
The success of the project meant, RFN will look to install hand wash stations & water filtration systems in other remote schools where it undertakes other projects – thereby delivering on other objectives of the foundation through education and assisting children/communities.
University of Canberra / REACH for Nepal Foundation
Improved hygiene and health – Project Completed
Thank you for everyone's contribution in Australia. Namaste