Global Grant - Modernization of Three Community Schools (Host Club – RC of Biratnagarr)

The Rotary E-Club supports the Rotary Foundation and also has partnered in several Global Grants as a major partner.   This has been made possible because of relationships with members of our club and other clubs.  The first grant was with a club in Nepal.  Member PDG Suresh Pahwa is friends of a PDG in Nepal and make the grant possible.  The following is a description of the grants:

 

According to an UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report, it is estimated that over 300,000 children drop out of elementary schools in Nepal due to various reasons.  In general, the quality of education is very poor which is reflected in high drop-out rates in high schools.  Public schools are under-funded by the Nepalese government so schools lack in basic amenities.   In a survey carried out by Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Clubs of Biratnagar in the district of Morang, Eastern region of Nepal, it was found that if students would continue to study if the school if basic amenities like sanitation, necessary classroom equipment, separate toilet facilities, clean drinking water facilities, library, and sports facilities could be improved in public/ government run schools.

The objectives of this Global Grant project was to modernize three public funded schools to provide the amenities listed above.  These schools are situated in Morang District. Three Rotary Clubs from Biratnagar selected three community school for modernization – 1. Shree Janachetna Adhabhut Vidhalaya (sponsored by the host club, Rotary Club of Biratnagar), 2. Shree Birat Mahendra Ratri Secondary School (sponsored by Rotary Club of Biratnagar Downtown), and 3. Shree Adharbhut Vidhalaya (sponsored by Rotary Club of Biratnagar Central). 

 

These schools are situated in Morang District. Three Rotary Clubs from Biratnagar selected three community school for modernization – 1. Shree Janachetna Adhabhut Vidhalaya (sponsored by the host club, Rotary Club of Biratnagar), 2. Shree Birat Mahendra Ratri Secondary School (sponsored by Rotary Club of Biratnagar Downtown), and 3. Shree Adharbhut Vidhalaya (sponsored by Rotary Club of Biratnagar Central).  Around 1500 students, 1000 families, and 40 teachers including the community are expected to benefit during the first 5 years from completion of this project.

The improvements included renovation of the main school building, construction and renovation of toilets,

Construction of hand-wash and drinking water facilities,  repairing  windows, walls, ceilings, roof, electrical wiring and plumbing, classrooms and office furniture, white boards and provide  teacher training.  Total budget for the project was $96,525 and the project was successfully completed under budget.

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