Following the completion of JT’s ambitious project to rebuild 10 schools in Nepal, JT have been approached by many villages that are still without a school, almost two years after the earthquake. Garjyang Village is situated a short drive from Jiri in a remote valley that seldom sees visitors. They requested help to rebuild a 6 classroom school for their 200+ children at a cost of $25,000 (£20,000). Using the same building contractor for supervision and using local labour to provide income to the village, work commenced in April 2017 and the foundations are already in place two months on. JT received a generous $15,000 donation from Oliver Knowles, Alan Oatway and Mike Ritson, who were in Nepal when the earthquake struck and have already helped to raise money for three of the 10 JT schools.
Aug 9th 2017 - Great progress has been made during the summer months and it is hoped that the school will be fully operational by November to co-inside with a team of volunteers fronm the UK to help make the finishing touches. 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.