Enjoying the new slide at Gujarpa School, Lapilang
Those of you who have been following ETC's work for a long time know that the 30 remote rural schools with which we have been working since mid-2014 already had a myriad of needs, both big and small, even before the spring 2015 earthquakes.
During the past four-plus years, with your very kind and generous support, we've made great strides in helping these schools recover from the quake devastation and become safer, more enriching places for children to learn.
ETC's School Improvement Program is by no means a one-size-fits-all activity. Each school has its specific needs. ETC works closely with all 30 schools' headmasters, who meet quarterly through our Headmasters Network, to determine priorities and ensure that all schools have their turns to get the support they need most.
Today, we are glad to share with you some recent images from three of the 30 schools, showing how much your support really means to these children and their teachers on a daily and practical basis. Note for example the fencing installed as a protective measure at Balambu School, to prevent rocks and other rubble from rolling down the steep hillside onto the school property.
Because of you, these schools are much better places to learn and grow! As always, we thank you very much for making it all possible.
Furniture and supplies provided at Gujarpa School
Fencing for a safer schoolyard at Balambu School
Hands-on learning at Jalpashwori School