Devastation is worst in rural Nepal. 80% of rural Nepalis are isolated due to earthquake damage and nonexistent roads through mountainous terrain. Quality education in these areas is thus extremely rare. National trends say that 70% of students in Sewalung could drop out of school before grade 8. Without access to quality education, these children will not reach their full potential, perpetuating the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and human trafficking that are stagnating Nepal's development.
Diyalo is creating a new model of rural Nepali education to be implemented throughout the country. Last year Diyalo completed phase one of our Sewalung school, enrolling 62 students under an innovative curriculum taught by 6 teachers. In 2017 we will rebuild four classrooms damaged in the earthquake, build new restrooms, install running water, plant gardens to provide our students lunch, open a library, and provide electricity, internet access and computers. Our model will scale to all of Nepal.
Four new classrooms at Sewalung means room for 2x as many students per year. The garden will be a place where community farmers can learn from a Diyalo farm administrator, boosting food security and the local economy. Libraries, electricity, internet access and a computer lab will allow our students and village community to connect with the world. Our model school will be replicated and scaled to improve quality of life and transform hundreds of Nepali communities.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Sewalung Project Plan
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