Inside the classroom
Skylights for the classrooms
Location: Lower Solu Khumbu, 2 day walk from the airport village of Phaplu
Date: March 2010
Partner: Shree Rampur Lower Secondary School, Kophu
Beneficiaries: 250 students
Objective: Provide skylights and whiteboards for 6 classrooms and Room to Read books for the library
Details: NAFA members visited the school in February 2010 and members noted the poor state of lighting in each room, the dust created by the inefficient blackboard and the lack of a good school library.
Outcomes: The school applied for A$630 to complete this work. NAFA members visited the school again in Jan 2011 and could see the difference in the brightness of the classrooms and how the whiteboards had eliminated the chalk dust. The children were thrilled with the colourful and interesting bilinguial books from Room to Read and hopefully this will improve their reading in both Nepali and English.