Location: Ganesh Himal area in remote hilly region of Nepal
Date: 2005 ongoing
Partners: Hilly Region Development Club (Nepal), Nepaleducaid (Austria) and ‘Smile back to me’ (Spain).
Objective: To support the operations of the lower secondary school (Grades 1-8) at Tawal.
Outcomes: NAFA currently provides a salary subsidy of two teachers at Tawal for a total of $2,800 p.a.
Details: In Nepal, the Government only provides limited assistance through the subsidy of some but not all teachers in a school The school at Tawal currently ends at Grade 8, with children having to walk over two hours to attend Grades 9 and 10 in another village. There are plans to extend the school at Tawal to these grades, pending the availability of funds for three teachers needed to cover the higher grades.
Top right: This picture shows the old school building in a dangerously dilapidated state (crumbling structure, holes in roof, dark, poorly ventilated rooms).
Centre: children in new classroom
Below: Part of the new school building.