Education
 Nepal
Project #2415

Improve education for Nepali girls and minorities

by The Santi School Project

Improve education for Nepali girls and minorities

Improve education for Nepali girls and minorities
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Inside the Classroom

Inside the Classroom
The Santi Primary school opened in May 2008 with about 60 children in kindergarten and first grade. None of the children had been to school before. (view small | med | large | orig)

Morning Exercises

Morning Exercises
Students gather outside the school in the morning for some exercise. (view small | med | large | orig)

Our Teacher with Her Students

Our Teacher with Her Students
Rosy, one of our teachers, grew up in the village. (view small | med | large | orig)

More Inside the Classroom

More Inside the Classroom
Some members of the community volunteer to help the teachers at The Santi Primary School. (view small | med | large | orig)

Hard Work, By Hand

Hard Work, By Hand
More than 60 people helped build the Santi Primary School, with simple tools like hammers, picks and shovels; a table saw was the only piece of electrical equipment. All of the stone used in construction had to be carried from nearby areas of the mountain, usually in a wicker basket carried over the shoulders, with a strap around the forehead. Then the stones were chiseled into place. Construction was completed in April 2008. (view small | med | large | orig)

Students study in a hut made of bamboo and plastic

Students study in a hut made of bamboo and plastic
Photo from Progress Report 'Replacing bamboo schools with bricks and mortar' (view small | med | large | orig)

Engineers supervise reconstruction work.

Engineers supervise reconstruction work.
Photo from Progress Report 'Replacing bamboo schools with bricks and mortar' (view small | med | large | orig)

Our chairman briefs local officials on the work.

Our chairman briefs local officials on the work.
Photo from Progress Report 'Replacing bamboo schools with bricks and mortar' (view small | med | large | orig)

Reading a book about earthquakes.

Reading a book about earthquakes.
Photo from Progress Report 'A field visit to a school selected for earthquake reconstruction' (view small | med | large | orig)

Organization Information

The Santi School Project

Location: Ellicott City, MD - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.santischool.org
Project Leader:
Christopher Heun
Founder
Halethorpe, MD United States