Juving is the largest of the 10 new schools with 230 students. JT have provided a new 4 classroom block at a cost around $34,000 and an addtional $8,200 to provide new shoes, uniform, school bag and equipment for all the children. The funding for Juving School was helped by a fund-raising group consisting of Oliver Knowles, Alan Oatway and Mike Ritson, who were in Nepal when the earthquake struck. The school was officially opened on September 6th 2016.
Seti Devi Secondary School is situated in the Sindhupalchok District where most of the buildings were either damaged or destroyed as it was very close to the epicenter. Seti Devi has 124 students and the Juniper Trust has built a new 3 classroom school block at a cost of $30,000, with a extra $2,000 provided for uniforms and equipment. The school is now fully operational following the official opening on August 31st 2016.
Shree Satkanya Primary School has 80 students and 6 teachers, all 7 classrooms were either damaged or destroyed. The position of the school was prone to landslides so it had to be relocated and the children were taught in temporary tents for over a year. We have a busy 2 weeks ahead of us as we deliver uniforms and attend the openings of the last 5 of 10 schools to be completed.
The Juving School Project is one of the larger ones and JT’s contribution is 4 new classrooms which will be part of a larger school with 230 Students. The classrooms will cost around $34,000 to build using local labour and locally sourced material. In February 2016 the land was cleared, the work was started on the structure in May and at the end of July the roof was in place and the doors and windows fitted. There is still work to do on he interior but we hope to have the project finished by the end of August 2016.
Seti Devi Secondary School has 124 students and 12 teachers and is situated in the Sindpalchowk area which was one of the most devastated regions in earthquake. The Juniper Trust is building a new 7 classroom school with a new toilet block at an estimated cost of $28,000 (£19,000). The foundations were laid in May 2016 and the concrete flat roof was been completed in July 2016. The school should be fully operational in the next two months and we are making plans to deliver all the uniforms and equipment for the official opening ceremony.
Despite the monsoon rains, the roof is finally on at Satkanya School thanks to help from all the villagers. The school opted for a flat concrete roof to allow for adding another floor at a later date, funds permitting. All that remains to be done is the fitting of doors and windows and then it will be ready for painting and furniture. JT is now co-ordinating the 80+ new uniforms and sets of equipment for delivery in time for the opening ceremony.
Situated in the poorer Chaulakharka district of the Solu Khumbu, not too far from Yuwa Basa and Uma Kunda, this isolated school was completely destroyed and had just over 200 pupils, including some physically disabled children. There is no road to the village and no other funding at all to rebuild. It is estimated the costs to re-build will be around £15,000 (£10,200 for the rebuild + £4800 to provide uniforms, shoes, jackets and school bags, full of useful equipment, to all 230 pupils).
Situated 120km south of Lukla in a very poor area of Nepal, Balakanya school was almost completely destroyed in the earthquake and the 75 children have been taught in temporary shelters since then. Work began in February, the foundations were completed in April and in June 2016 the school was officially reopened. The school rebuild cost $18,000 and JT is now raising a further $2,000 to provide new uniforms, school bags and equipment for all 75 children.
Yuwa Barsa Lower secondary school in Monjo, just a short walk from Lukla, has 65 students with 3 teachers. Unlike several of the JT schools which were totally destroyed in the earthquake, Yuwa Barsa remained intact but several of the classrooms were damaged, as was the toilet block. JT has provided a new water supply which was damaged during the earthquake and money has been raised for new uniforms and equipment which were delivered on May 16th 2016, in time for the official inaugauration. The Juniper trust sedn their best wishes to Monjo school and their students.
Sagarmatha primary School is a small one, with 15 students and 2 government sponsored teachers. The classrooms were badly damaged and the position of the school was prone to landslides so it had to be relocated. Work began in December and by March, the walls were up, the roof on and the windows and doors were ready to go in. Final painting took place in April and new uniforms and equipment were delivered in time for the official inauguration on May 16th 2016. The Juniper trust wishes Sagarmatha school and their children a very bright future.