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From 2015 to 2016

Supporting Nepalese schools

“Raising a Roof”

Education in Nepal is paramount for children to secure knowledge and skills needed for a healthy and prosperous future.

With a population nearing 28 million and a suffering economy, the Nepalese Government simply can not support the public school system adequately.

Shree Purano Gujeshowri Secondary School, located just north from the Thamel tourist hub, opens it’s doors 6 days per week to 475 students.

With only 17 small classrooms and 21 teachers the resources are stretched to the limits trying to provide a solid foundation for children aged 3 – 17 to grow and learn.

The earthquake in April 2015 only added devastation to the school, damaging two classrooms that require a complete rebuild. Some money has been gifted by the Government, though not enough to finish the roofing or supply classroom furniture.

This is a lesser known school and is not listed on any current foreign voluntary program. Now, more than ever, Shree Purano Gujeshowri Secondary School requires an ongoing commitment of money, time and effort to secure an exceptional learning environment for the future working generation of Nepal.

What our guest saying on this regard;

“With the help of Dipak, I had the absolute pleasure of spending some time at this school, with the students and teachers. My presence came as a surprise, as I’m sure I was the first westerner to walk on the school grounds, but I was warmly welcome into the classrooms. The children amazed me. They all had an exceptional and genuine appreciation being at school, they wanted to learn – everything. Education is not taken for granted like so many of the western children do. The school is a simple layout of classrooms with a dirt quadrangle for play. No grassed areas, no ball sports, no basketball hoops, no canteen, no laptops, no personal desk space … and they attend six days a week!!
I implore you, if you want to experience true acceptance whilst giving just a little piece of your life, volunteer. It will change you.”

Paula Simondson
Australia

 

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Difficulties rating of this trip
A trekkers have to fit to do this tip even it is not that difficult. The altitude of the trip is not more than 2000m but there are some up and down and you are doing volunteering work so that better to be physical fitness .

Safe drinking water on Trip
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles on this trip but better use chlorine tablets to purify your water if you wish. Due to lack of regulation on the discard of plastic bottles it is probably better to use boiled water, very helpful for the protection of our environment. Trekking Planner provide best available water purify tablets.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on this trip
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, phone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hour for charging facilities. We recommend buying adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment. Trekking Planner always trying to keep environment clean.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits; normally you should allocate US$ 5-10 per day per person good enough to buy drinks and chocolates or busying something for the school children.

Travel Insurance for trip
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Trip
Well you are doing volunteering/rebuilding in the local villages where you don’t get the hot shower but trekking planner try to provide you bucket of hot water for the shower. Locals use open shower on the running cold water which will be not sufficient for the trekkers.

Toilets are mainly Asian squat style. Toilets are outside your room and it varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Trekking planner is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:

We require a non-fundable deposit of 15% as down payment in advance in order to book flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims Cards, as well as permits. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and the amount can be either, a Bank Transfer, Western Union, Money Gram, or a Credit Card with the balance payable upon your arrival in Nepal.

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