The Santi School Project

The Santi School Project is dedicated to giving children in Nepal, particularly girls and those from disadvantaged ethnic minorities, a chance for a quality education.
Nov 7, 2016

We've rebuilt classrooms at 13 schools after quake

Children and teachers couldn
Children and teachers couldn't wait for furniture.

Seti Devi Lower Secondary School was hit particularly hard by the earthquake in Nepal. Every single one of its classrooms was damaged. For more than a year, school was conducted under the cover of flimsy tarps.

When Santi School and our partners began working on new classrooms at Seti Devi Lower Secondary School, the students and teachers there were so excited that they started to use them before the buildings were finished.

The school, about 50 miles away from Kathmandu in Kavre district, has eight teachers and 155 students in pre-kindergarten through seventh grade. Many of the students at the school are ethnic minorities who have faced discrimination in Nepali society.

Our work at Seti Devi Lower Secondary School is not done. Unfortunately, students are forced to sit on the floor. This could become a potential health problem in the colder winter months that are right around the corner. The school needs new furniture and teaching materials.

Overall, Santi School and its local partners are rebuilding 21 schools damaged by the earthquake. We’ve completed 13 of those projects, including Seti Devi Lower Secondary School.

Funds from Global Giving will be used to provide furniture at some of the schools we have renovated. Make a donation today to help us deliver new desks, chairs and tables to as many schools as possible. Thank you for your support!

These were the classrooms for nearly a year.
These were the classrooms for nearly a year.
Sep 30, 2016

New classrooms for three more schools

Recently, we unveiled new classrooms at three different schools in Kathmandu District that were damaged by the 2015 earthquake. Together, more than 370 students have benefited from these improvements.

Since the earthquake, if school was in session at all, children have been studying inside “temporary learning centers” made of bamboo poles, tarps and metal sheets. Parents, teachers and entire communities were excited to finally have their children return to the comfort and convenience of permanent buildings for their classes.

The Santi School Project provided two classrooms at each of the schools: Ratomate Primary School, Pokharichaur Primary School and Bal Jyoti Lower Secondary School.

At each of the schools, enthusiastic members of the local community gathered for inauguration ceremonies to celebrate the opening of the new classrooms, which have been designed to be earthquake resilient.

We would like to thank you for your support of our efforts to renovate earthquake-damaged schools in Nepal and provide quality education through our teacher training programs. Even though the earthquake was nearly 18 months ago, it will take years simply to restore the thousands of schools that were damaged.


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Jul 28, 2016

Clean drinking water

49 kids received new bags and water bottles
49 kids received new bags and water bottles

One of the of the effects of the devastating earthquake in Nepal in April 2015 that is often overlooked is the scarcity of clean drinking water in many villages.

Because of contaminated water sources, there is a high risk and increase of health and hygiene issues.

To promote safe drinking water, Santi School distributed school bags and  drinking water bottles last month to 49 needy students at Ghusel Secondary School in Lalitpur district, which was hard-hit by the quake.

Many of the students are members of the Tamang ethnic minority group. They walk as many as three hours each way to school every day, and the new water bottles ensure that they will have access to clean drinking water during their travels back and forth.

Instead of potentially getting sick with water-borne illnesses, these children will be able to concentrate on their studies.

The water bottles were presented during a ceremony conducted by the principal, school management committee, teachers and parents of the students. The students who received the water bottles were selected by the school management committee and the administrative committee from grades two, four, five, six and seven.

The students were delighted to have the bag and water bottle. They expressed their hearty gratitude for the support. We also want to thank our donors for helping to make initiatives like this possible. They really make a difference in the lives of our students.

Many children walk 3 hours each way to school
Many children walk 3 hours each way to school
 
   

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