Bal Manorama Lower Secondary School

bal manorama school, LalitpurIntroduction:

Bal Manorama Lower Secondary School of Ashrang – 3, Lalitpur district was established in 1967. The 10 teachers and staff serving more than 210 students from nursery to grade eight. The school is 60 kilometers away from Kathmandu.

Need:

The school has identified a water spring and piped the water from there to the school. However, the water collection at the spring is not managed properly and so is the distribution at the school.

The school was seeking to replace its black boards and chalk with white boards and markers so that teachers and students do not have to suffer from the chalk dust inside the classrooms. The school was looking for external resources to implement this project.

Solution:

We have stepped in to manage the water collection at the source and the distribution system at the school. We will also be assisting the school in purchasing ten white boards for use in all the classrooms.

The total estimated cost of the project is NRs. 63,000 (around US$ 630). We are contributing NRs 47,888 and the school contributing the rest of the estimate. Rising Tide, USA has financially supported this project.

An agreement was signed with the school on January 6, 2014 and the work is expected to complete by mid March.

See the album below for more photos of the school and the implementation of this project.

Bal Jyoti Lower Secondary School

bjlssIntroduction:

Bal Jyoti Lower Secondary School of Nanglebhare – 1, Kathmandu was established in 1979. The school has 12 teachers and staff serving more than 250 students from nursery to grade eight. The school is around 40 kilometers away from center of Kathmandu.

Need:

The school has managed a water spring and piped drinking water to the school.  However, during the summer months, the water volume at the spring decreases and is not enough for the school without any storage system at the school.  The school has a tap fitted at the height of about five feet which is not child friendly.

The school is also seeking to replace its chalk and black boards with marker and white boards so that students and teachers get rid of the problems the chalk dust cause to their health and hygiene.

Solution:

In the first phase of our support, we are helping the school to manage the drinking water system by purchasing a storage tank. We will also help the school to make the water distribution system child friendly and provide enough water to clean the toilets. The cost of this phase of the project is NRs. 47,850 (around US$ 500) with us contributing more than NRs. 35,500 and the rest borne by the school. Rising Tide, USA has financially contributed to this project.

In the second phase, we could help the school to purchase white boards and markers to replace black boards and chalk from their classrooms.

An agreement was signed with the school on January 5, 2014 to manage the drinking water system at the school. The project is expected to be completed by mid February.

For more photos of the school and the implementation of this project, please see the album below.

Bani Bilas Higher Secondary School

2Introduction:

Bani Bilas Higher Secondary School, situated in Chapagaun -5, Laltipur, was established in 1960. The school has 26 staff serving more than 560 students from nursery to grade 12. The school is around 20 kilometers away from Kathmandu.

Need:

The school lacks enough rooms to conduct its classes, set up a library, science and computer laboratories. To address school’s need for additional classrooms, the District Education Office, Lalitpur provided a partial grant to complete the construction of a four room building. Mobilizing its internal and resources and getting donations and grant from external entities, the school was able to complete the structures for two floors of the building and fix walls, doors and windows in the first floor with the grant provided by the District Education Office. The school is seeking for resources to complete two rooms at the ground floor and finishing of two rooms at the first floor.

Solution:

We were approached by the school to help it complete the construction of two rooms of the ground floor. We have made field visits to the school to assess the need of the school and have held discussions with the school regarding our involvement in the project. After getting commitment from the school management committee regarding the contribution of at least 25 percent of the estimated cost of about NRs. 946,000 (US$ 9,500), we have agreed to work with the school in completing this project.

An agreement was signed with the school on December 23, 2013 and the construction is expected to complete by mid April. For more photos of the school, please see the album below: