Construction of the multipurpose room and extra classroom
Location: Dhading district, ( 1 day jeep drive & 1.5 day walk from main the roadhead town of Dhading)
Date: May 2008
Partner: Hilly Region Development Club/ Shree Pasang Chowk Higher Secondary School.
Beneficiaries: 400 students
Objective: To construct a large multipurpose room and extra classroom. The MPR would be used as a school library/staff room/community meeting room and the additional classroom would take the school up to year 10.
Details: Application submitted for $5,500 to construct the room and $1500 to purchase the land where the room would be built. The funds were sent over in stages to allow the project to start and further funds to be released as the project progressed.
Science equipment being admired by the teacher and students
Outcomes: Funds were transferred in June 2008 to the HRDC but due to the monsoon the buildings were not completed until January 2009. NAFA members visited the school and the MPR was officially opened. Room to Read books were placed in the new library and science equipment bought in Kathmandu was also presented to the school and laced there for the science classes.
The children were all shown the new books and how to care for them and in time teachers from the school attended courses run by Room to Read to learn how to run a library efficiently.