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. The cost to rebuild the school, using local labour and locally sourced material was £8,300 which was very generously donated by Paul & Pat Lillington, two retired university lecturers from Keswick, both in their early 70’s.
JT has also raised £2400 to provide uniforms and schools bags (with equipment), to all 135 pupils and these were delivered in time for the official opening in August 2016. Following a visit to the school in November 2016, it was agreed to offer further help and to rebuild a second classroom block which was also destroyed in the 2015 earthquake. It is hoped that the work will be completed by the end of February 2017.