Rebuild a Secondary School for 250 Kids in Nepal

by Aura Freedom International
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Summary

The Shree Bhumimata secondary school was forced to close its doors after being badly damaged in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Its 250 students, most from disadvantaged families, were forced to attend class in a temporary space which is crowded, cold and ill-equipped. This project will rebuild the village school, providing quality education in a safe space to a community which is in dire need of an opportunity to rise out of poverty and combat gender inequality and discrimination.
$50,000.00
total goal
$47,965.00
remaining
13
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months active

Challenge

'Shree Bhumimata School' served more than 250 disadvantaged children in the village of Chalal Ganesthan, Nepal. The earthquake in 2015 rendered the school unsafe and inaccessible (photos). As a result, the students are currently attending classes in temporary spaces that are crowded, cold and ill-equipped. Learning has become more difficult, decreasing the quality of education. The children of this village are already disadvantaged, and at least deserve to attend a safe and dignified school.

Solution

Rebuilding the school will provide quality education to 250 disadvantaged children from the Tamang tribe in the village of Chalal Ganesthan, reducing the number of children currently out of school in the village and decreasing the amount of school dropouts. Rebuilding the school will also increase school attendance of females in the area, which is key to combating gender-based violence and gender inequality...which is Aura Freedom's mission. Education is key, and it all starts in a school.

Long-Term Impact

Education is the silver bullet to ending gender inequality, gender based violence, child marriage, human trafficking and is integral in building a more just society. Aura Freedom believes that there is nothing more important than the education of children and youths to build a more equal and peaceful Nepal. After all, children grow up to be adults, and educated adults are more likely to lead healthy, happy and non-violent lives. The ripple effects of this school will be huge.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.aurafreedom.org
A look at Aura Freedom's Post-Earthquake Work
Organization website

Organization Information

Aura Freedom International

Location: Vaughan, ON - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.aurafreedom.org
Project Leader:
Marissa Kokkoros
Vaughan, ON Canada
$2,035 raised of $50,000 goal
 
15 donations
$47,965 to go
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