What We've Been Up to This Fall
This time of the year in Nepal, because of the monsoon season and some major holidays, we turn our focus to documentation, planning and fundraising. Work on the ground will begin to pick up in the next few weeks.
New Classrooms Built for 200 Students
However, recently we did wrap one last construction project from the summer. On September 24, we unveiled a new two-room building at Guru Lower Secondary School, which serves more than 200 students from kindergarten to grade 8. Overcrowding, a familiar problem in Nepal, had forced teachers to partition existing rooms and conduct multiple classes in those spaces. The school spent more than $4,600 to complete the building; 75% of the funding was provided by Santi School.
New Teacher Training Sessions Have Begun
We plan to complete teacher training in 2013 at two centers for more than 50 teachers from around 15 schools. Following our success in 2012, the training consists of two components: early childhood development and teaching in English. We have completed the early childhood development component of the training at one center. Training sessions will resume later this month, after nationwide elections for the constituent assembly.
Placing Nepali Volunteers in our Schools
After placing four Nepali volunteers during the summer, as part of our Santi Education Fellows program, we're excited to have Ankita Budhathoki at Shringery Secondary School, in Lamatar of Lalitpur district, in November and early December. Santi Education Fellows is a separate, Nepali-only volunteer program in addition to our foreign volunteers.
Annual Audit Completed
The annual third-party audit of our income and expenses in Nepal has been completed and submitted to the required government agencies. We have also published the document online here.
Developing a Plan for 2014
Our staff in Nepal recently elected a seven-member executive committee for the next two years and approved an action plan, along with a tentative budget, for the fiscal year 2013-14.
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