We are delighted to announce that the new classrooms in Majhgaun have now been formally opened at a wonderful ceremony attended by Davie Woods, and Dawa Geljen Sherpa, CitC Trustees.
Extra special thanks too, to Tom Fakler, the professional photographer who accompanied the trip, and took many amazing photos and videos for us to use and show you all what we have achieved together.
Shree Mahjgaun Lower Secondary School is in a small village to the West of our first two projects, towards Kathmandu, in the district of Dolakha.
The village has a population of around 3,500 and the school previously had just six, poorly equipped classrooms. In the past, the school could only accommodate 180 children but our project will allow that to increase to meet the demand for 300 school places from the local area over the next few years.
These new classrooms could not have been built without the tremendous support received from all of our donors and supporters, in particular the Peaks Foundations and Eastman (formerly Solutia). the whole community wish to convey their thanks to everyone who has made this project possible.
The opening ceremony was a fantastic occasion, attended by most of the village as well as local government officials and journalists. The new school is a massive development for this small, remote community, and it is clearly a source of a pride for all those involved in the construction.
The interior of the classrooms was not quite finished for the official opening, however we are assured that they are now almost complete, and the children will move into the new school around 16th July. We look forward to adding more photos of the completed classrooms being used!
Whilst there, we spent some time at the old school, and the difference is like night and day. The old classrooms are tiny, dark, and falling to pieces. Several are shared, with nothing more that a partition between classes sitting only feet apart. We hope that these new classrooms will be much more comfortable, and help the teachers get the best out of these enthusiastic children.
The completion of these classrooms is only the beginning however. The real work begins now, and we want to help develop this school, and improve the standards of teaching so that this becomes the model school for the region!
We look forward to sharing with you the impact that YOUR donations have helped us to make, for years to come.