We received an update from Devi Prasad last week. He informed us that the number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 is starting to rise relatively quickly now across Nepal with over 20 deaths being reported. It has now reached their district but there are still no cases in their village, which is great news and we pray that it continues that way.
Access to technology is clearly not very easy in the village so there is no chance of internet/zoom lessons. However, lockdown there has eased and so the teachers are very busy teaching the children in safe groups. The juniors are not attending, they are staying at home with their parents but there are 100 boys and 82 girls participating in the learning activities. All of the staff are involved in the teaching and the children are being taught in 10 groups.
It’s fantastic to see that even in these difficult circumstances our staff are determined to do their best for the students and the students are still so keen on learning. Even more important than making sure that quality education is given, they are still giving priority to the safety of the students and all staff, students and parents are happy with the arrangements. Well done and thank you to the staff and students for their efforts and commitment!
Thank you all for your continued support and please continue to hold our school and the village in your thoughts and prayers.
Fabulous to hear from our ‘Nepal Trippers’ yesterday as they completed their visit to our school. One described it as “one of the best days of my life”, another spoke of the “impressive school”, “gentleness of the teachers, children and relatives” and the “underlying self-discipline”. She also talked of the “amazing, inspirational, yet modest mentor” that they have in Devi Prasad and the “determined, committed and far sighted” head teacher – so it seems that the school is in safe hands!
It was great for us to see the new science room that has just been added to the school. It is a wonderful addition but is still very short on equipment at this stage. That will be one of LEARN’s next priorities – to provide the equipment that they will need but it is wonderful that, thanks to our supporters in Bamford, these children are able to learn the subject in a scientific environment.
Our ‘trippers’ were treated to some entertainment by the children and it was lovely to see the photos that the school had posted themselves on their Facebook page (some of which are included in this blog) along with the message “thank you to all helping hands”.
We look forward to our next trustees meeting when the ‘trippers’ have returned home. To know and understand first hand what will be best for our school and to work towards providing that will be a real honour.
Our ‘trippers’ took with them a small plaque for the school. We, at LEARN, can’t thank our supporters enough for providing the means by which these children are able to gain their “wings to fly”. THANK YOU!