Great progress at the new Garjyang Village School, JT’s 11th school rebuild. The new 6 classroom school for over 200 children will cost around $25,000 (£20,000) by the time it is finished. Work commenced in April 2017 and it is hoped that the school will be fully operational by November. JT continues to raise the additional $10,000 required to complete the work and to provide new uniforms and equipment for all of the children.
With the support of Juniper Trust, Hayley Rudd raised nearly £3000 by trekking 199 miles and completing Wainwrights Coast to Coast walk from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay. Hayley was joined by different friends along the route, who offered much support and blister care - especially on the day she had to walk 20.5 miles in flip flops! The money raised will pay for much needed medical expenses over the next year. With 4 new additions to the Karama family it will go a long way. In September Hayley will be making her annual visit to Arusha and is looking forward to spending time with the kids, meeting the newbies and reporting back to Juniper Trust.”
Good weather has allowed for fast progress at Garjyang Village School which was destroyed in the Earthquake in 2015. JT is helping to rebuild a 6 classroom school for their 200+ children at a cost of $25,000 (£20,000). Work commenced in April 2017 and just 3 months on, the roof goes on. JT is now trying to raise the additional $10,000 to complete the work by the end of November 2017. Garjyang is the 11th School rebuilt by the Juniper Trust as part of its Rebuild Nepal Programme.
We are extremely proud to announce that the renovations to the Sanjiwani School hostel for blind children, following the earth-quake in 2015, have now been completed. The rooms have been plastered and painted; there is a new kitchen/dining area on the roof, new beds and furniture, a new outside sheltered learning/play area, a new septic tank and solar panel lighting. New musical instruments were gratefully received and were enthusiastically played at the official re-opening. We hope that the new environment will make a positive difference to the lives of these inspiring children.
Garjyang Village is situated a short drive from Jiri in a remote valley that seldom sees visitors. They have requested help to rebuild a 6 classroom school for their 200+ children at a cost of $25,000 (£20,000). Work commenced in April 2017 and the foundations are already in place just two months later. JTs. JT is now trying to raise the additional $10,000 to complete the work by the end of November 2017.
Our team in Nepal is making fantastic progress renovating the Sanjiwani School hostel for blind children. The rooms have now all been plastered and painted and the new kitchen/dining area on the roof is almost complete. Work has also started on the outside area and on the installation of a new septic tank. All being well, the project is on track to be complete in 4-6 weeks. Great news!
In June 2017, Haley will be walking the Coast to Coast; from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay in 14 days (199 miles), with the help of a few friends “to raise money for my beloved kids at Karama Orphanage in Tanzania - since my last fundraiser we have welcomed 4 new additions to our home. As you probably know most of the children are HIV+ and one boy suffers from cerebral palsy”. The target this year is to raise £3000 to pay for medical expenses at Karama for the next year.
Situated between Gorkha and Kathmandu, Jyamire Chaur was badly hit by the earthquake and received no funds to help rebuild the school. Its a primary school with 42 Boys, 48 Girls and 5 teachers. The cost of materials materials was $5,000 as the local villagers agreed to do the work themselves without charge. A special thanks must go to Andrew Broughton from the Rotary Club of Ilkley Wharfedale who has donated all of the $7,000 from his personal savings to fund this project.. Thank you Andrew!
Uma Kunda Lower Secondary School has 135 students and is located between Bhandar and Kinja villages on the lower Jiri-Everest trek. The school was completely flattened in the earthquake and rebuilt for £8,300 which was very generously donated by Paul & Pat Lillington, two retired university lecturers from Keswick, both in their early 70’s. Work is well underway to rebuild the second block of classrooms which was also destroyed in the 2015 earthquake.
In a town called Dhulikhel, twenty miles east of Kathmandu, the hostel for the blind attached to Sanjiwani School, home for up to 26 blind children who have to board far from their families, lost one of its two buildings. What remains is not safe and all of the children are squeezed into one building. These children cannot go home to see their families as this government school is the only one for several days’ travel that will educate them.