Kali Devi Secondary School, in Lalitpur, Nepal, with 171 Tamang students, is a government funded community school and receives very little funds to upkeep its existing infrastructure. Ek Pahila Foundation will help the school to generate additional income through fish farming and agriculture program within the limited available school land. The produce will be sold at the local market and the income generated from it will help the school for its regular maintenance and salary pay to the teacher
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The school is facing acute financial problems due to inadequate government funding and no external help to maintain and refurbish its existing infrastructure. The classrooms have poor ventilation, leaking roofs and lack adequate desk and benches. As a result, the students are not able to study in a proper learning environment. In addition, the school has to also pay salary to 7 hired additional teachers and meet its monthly expenses which always remain a grueling challenge for the school.
How will this project solve this problem?
This sustainable project aims to set up a fish farm and initiate vegetable farming in the school land. We will provide the school with all necessary tools and equipment to establish this project. The produce from agriculture and fish farming will be sold at the local market in Lubhu and the income generated will be utilized for the regular maintenance, improving the school infrastructure, adding desks and benches, renovating the classrooms and providing the salaries of the hired teachers.
Potential Long Term Impact
The project will help the school to maintain its infrastructure, pay the salary of the teachers and meet other school expenses. It will also provide employment opportunities to the local people and will also ensure that the school and the local community can work in collaboration. Other benefit of this project is to empower the school to become self dependent and explore other income generating projects for extra income to strengthen the financial state and for the welfare of the student.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.