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.
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.