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Cheshire Fire’s Sam Rogers, Rachel Main, Joshua Brunning and Hollie Barlow have taken part in an interview on Martin Logan’s The Irish in the UK show along with Sarah Hagen from Classrooms in the Clouds. The interview was a fantastic opportunity for the apprentices to talk about the fundraising they have been working so hard at to help children in Nepal to get an education. Over the last two years, they have dedicated their time and efforts to support the funding for the new 4 classroom Early Years Centre in the remote village of Kharikhola, Nepal which is due to be completed in March. They also discussed their upcoming trip to the school where they will help the community to finish the project in time for the opening. Read more here. It was great to see Sarah Hagen on the show to spread the word about the work of Classrooms in the Clouds and to express CITC’s appreciation for the apprentices’ commitment and enthusiasm for the project. Click here to watch the show
Cheshire Fire Apprentices and CITCNepal star on TV
Feverest Challenge
Incredible CITC Fundraisers Complete Lands End to John o’Groats Challenge
Celebrations as 6 new classrooms open in Kangel!
CITC's 'Inspire Programme' makes great progress
Collaborative UK - Nepal Workshop a huge success!
CITC's Nepali team visit the UK
Water Filtration System Completed at Shree Bakhapalam Secondary School

This February saw CITCNepal’s first ‘Feverest challenge’, a brainchild of CITC supporter Oliver Middleton. The idea was to run/walk or cycle the height of Everest 8.8km to support children’s education in Rural Nepal. Olly decided to take on a personal challenge to run 250km in February, which is the equivalent to the height of Everest every day! The stats have been collated and Olly has covered the full 250km in under 19 hours.
Well done also to Shayne Adams who, inspired by Olly also took on the challenge to run 250km and has managed to cover an incredible 273km during February which is the equivalent of 31 times the height of Everest! Olly and Shayne have battled the cold weather as well as illness and aches and pains in their determined efforts to help young Nepalese children to get an education and have the opportunity to fulfil their learning potential.

Thank you to everyone who completed their own 8.8km Feverest challenges and to those who donated and supported the cause. It was great to see so many people getting involved, sharing their photos and spreading the word using the hastag #Feverest. So far the fundraising figure has reached nearly £3000 which is fantastic. All money raised will directly benefit children in some of the most underprivileged parts of Nepal.

Don't forget to follow @CITCNepal on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up to date will all things CITC! It’s not too late to make a donation to Feverest. Click here to make a difference..

Cheshire Fire Apprentices and CITCNepal star on TV
Feverest Challenge
Incredible CITC Fundraisers Complete Lands End to John o’Groats Challenge
Celebrations as 6 new classrooms open in Kangel!
CITC's 'Inspire Programme' makes great progress
Collaborative UK - Nepal Workshop a huge success!
CITC's Nepali team visit the UK
Water Filtration System Completed at Shree Bakhapalam Secondary School

It has taken 90 days for Vivienne Arkell and Joanne Chapman to walk from Land’s End to John o’Groats with the support of their friends Tracy and Jason.  They have covered an astonishing 1,235 miles, persevering through rain, shine and numerous pairs of boots! Their determination has raised an amazing £2,354 between them for CITCNepal!
The end to end challenge officially finished at 4pm on Thursday 29th June at Duncansby Head (the most north easterly point in the British Isles). Check out Vivienne’s fascinating and highly entertaining blog to read more about their adventure and to see their stunning photographs that really show off Britain’s great beauty.

Their efforts will help us to continue to make a difference to children in some of the most remote areas of Nepal by building classrooms and delivering a high quality education. 


Cheshire Fire Apprentices and CITCNepal star on TV
Feverest Challenge
Incredible CITC Fundraisers Complete Lands End to John o’Groats Challenge
Celebrations as 6 new classrooms open in Kangel!
CITC's 'Inspire Programme' makes great progress
Collaborative UK - Nepal Workshop a huge success!
CITC's Nepali team visit the UK
Water Filtration System Completed at Shree Bakhapalam Secondary School

CITCNepal are delighted to announce that 6 new classrooms at Shree Jeevan Jyoti Higher Secondary School in the remote Nepalese village of Kangel are now open!
The Cheshire and London Fire Cadets have been working tirelessly over the last 2 years to raise money to support this much needed project and have spent the last 2 weeks working hard in Nepal. They have overcome challenges including plane delays, heavy rain and trekking through difficult, mountainous terrain. Nevertheless, they have remained in high spirits are were keen to get stuck into painting and decorating, tidying and cleaning once they arrived at the school. The opening of the classrooms was a cause for great celebration and the local villagers made the Cadets very welcome with singing and dancing. Click here to read the Cadet's blog of the trip

The build has attracted many admiring comments and is a unique and wonderful beacon for the local community. The exemplary standard of the construction is evident and is a credit to the construction team who have worked through extraordinarily difficult conditions brought on by a particularly heavy monsoon season. It will make a huge difference to the children of Kangel who, since the 2015 Earthquakes have been studying in inadequate, temporary shelters that are prone to overheating in the hot Nepalese sun and leaking during the monsoons. The new earthquake resistant classrooms will provide a fantastic learning environment where the children can be inspired to succeed in their education.Picture Row

CITC is committed to raising standards for the children of Kangel and the 2018 phase of the project will include further facilities including clean running water and gender specific toilets. We look forward to sharing more updates in due course.
 

Cheshire Fire Apprentices and CITCNepal star on TV
Feverest Challenge
Incredible CITC Fundraisers Complete Lands End to John o’Groats Challenge
Celebrations as 6 new classrooms open in Kangel!
CITC's 'Inspire Programme' makes great progress
Collaborative UK - Nepal Workshop a huge success!
CITC's Nepali team visit the UK
Water Filtration System Completed at Shree Bakhapalam Secondary School

Thanks to the support from the Soroptimist International’s Educate to Lead Campaign, we have been able to implement training and guidance with a strong focus on developing the skills of CITC supported female teachers and providing dedicated assistance to girls in education. The ‘Inspire’ programme has got off to a great start.

In April, we were able to deliver specialist ECED teacher training at Shree Lukla Secondary School, provided by CITCNepal, in partnership with Devina Pradhanang, lead specialist in Nepal in ECED development. This has enabled CITC sponsored teachers to facilitate valuable teaching and learning experiences for children in Nepal. The sessions included practical activities, highlighting the value of a child-centred hands on approach to learning.
  
Following on from the Autumn 2016 training, September 2017 CITC provided First Aid and Menstrual Health workshops at Shree Sagarmatha Secondary School in the village of Bung.
117 girls received Days for Girls Health, Training (Menstrual Health and Hygiene) including management of reusable menstrual health kits. The kits will soon be locally sourced with the added benefit of providing income for locals and creating longer term benefits through a sustainable cottage-type industry.
In October students, female teachers and parents were enjoying joining in with 'Make Your Own Menstrual Kit' Training in Bakhapalam Secondary School, Sotang organised by Classrooms In the Clouds Nepal and supporting partner Days For Girls. It was great to see the girls so enthused about the difference the kits would make to them. We will be continuing our menstrual health training next year and will be welcoming volunteers the North West Girl Guides as part of their visit to Nepal.  November 2017 saw team building and problem solving workshops in the village of Kangel and further ECED training led by Devina Pradhanang. These sessions were attended by 20 women teachers, passionate about their duty as inspirational role models for the next generation.  Through ongoing focussed training, we will be able to provide a learning environment to empower women and girls to break the cycle of poverty and reach their learning potential.

Cheshire Fire Apprentices and CITCNepal star on TV
Feverest Challenge
Incredible CITC Fundraisers Complete Lands End to John o’Groats Challenge
Celebrations as 6 new classrooms open in Kangel!
CITC's 'Inspire Programme' makes great progress
Collaborative UK - Nepal Workshop a huge success!
CITC's Nepali team visit the UK
Water Filtration System Completed at Shree Bakhapalam Secondary School
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