Nepal Educational Project
EDUCATIONAL PROJECT FOR NEPAL - NOVEMBER 2015
Immediately following the earthquakes, the Rotary Club of Huon Valley's Peter Collins and Ratna Paudyal (native of Nepal and a lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland as well as member of the Rotary Club of Hervey Bay), made a trip to Nepal, in particular to Kalkasthan in the Rasuwa district where so much devastation occurred. Donationas from RC Huon Valley and other concerned members of the community were put to good use in providing the children of a number of schools in the area with stationery items and a school bag. To regain a sense of normality was vital to the children.
Following this trip an assessment was made on how best to further assist, and an Educational Project plan for Nepal is now underway which will be project managed by PP Peter and Ratna.
A team of 15 volunteers (including PP Peter and Ratna) will travel to Nepal in November this year to conduct a two-week educational program focused on teaching English and women’s hygiene to students and teachers in Nepal.
The team is made up mainly of teachers and nurses and, accommodated at the Kalikasthan Community Hospital, they will reach out to students in six different schools located at Kalikasthan, Ghumti, Jibjibe, Gumbu Danda, Ramche and Dhunge in the Rasuwa district, which, as we know, was severely affected by the April earthquakes.
The aim of the education project is to ensure ongoing English language and healthcare/hygiene programs in the district by training local teachers to continue the work after the team departs.
Whilst there, PP Peter and Ratna will also assess the hospital facility to see what works are necessary. An electrician will also be travelling with the project team to undertake necessary electrical work.
Funds from the Club’s recent Concert for Nepal and Rotarian Rob Thompson’s Fishing for Nepal along with donations from the public will be channelled into this Educational project. In addition, the University of Southern Queensland will be providing up to 20 laptops for the local teachers.
An application to RAWCS (Rotary Australia World Community Service) is now underway to gain tax deductibility for donations. The Club is expecting a response on this by mid-September.
Non tax deductible donations can currently be made to the Rotary Club of Huon Valley clearly marked for Nepal.
Direct debit details:
Bendigo Bank Huonville BSB: 633 000
Account No: 142 782 408