their idea is perfect but the way they are using the amount is not good. there are many children in nepal who are not in school, even they are not getting primary education. This is beyond the reach of the people of Nepal. Rather than distributing laptops, why not we or the collector build the another schools in the remote area.
$ 20000.00 is nepali rupees 16 lakhs. from which we can build two schools in different locations using local manual labour in remote area which will more fruitful.
What About Them? See the picture below and Decide.
I do not think pkr Boston is criticizing the idea - he was just proposing a Plan B.
I hear you. Distributing 100 laptops will not help to educate the entire country -rather only few will be benefit. Does that mean we do not take step like this at all ? No.
I do not even know Shailesh Munankarmi. He contacted us and we appreciated his idea, dedication, will to raise such a large amount and enthusiasm. Hence, we decided to help and provide him a platform so that he will be able to fulfill his wish. Shailesh is working very hard to collect the amount. Let me tell you, he is just a student who work very hard. My personal intention of writitng that note was to "influence other people to follow Shailesh's example". Just imagine, if every body, does something to his/her ex school or village or Tole - how much effect it will have on people's lives and country !!
Here is an example from a Nepali (Prof Shiva Gautam) in the Boston area how we can help:
a great and noble idea !! Building schools in every village is a must. But Help Nepal is not yet fully armed to take such long term projects. Erecting a Building for a school is not a problem, but running a school needs long term committment, dedication and resources. The management of teachers, administrative staff and overall maintenance of school is quite not possible. We hope, we together will attain that too. If you have better idea, how to run a school let us know.
However, Help Nepal has helped repairing, renovating around 14 school in Nepal.
In fact, we just received a request from another school for repair. I urge you to get involved in this project. Help Nepal will provide the ready-made platform for fundraising and management in Nepal (we are proud to tell you that we have no overhead cost and has managed around 100000$ for administrative revolving fund). Probably, you will better appreciate the hard work that Shailesh Munankarmi is putting. Shoot me an email at email@example.com
Help Nepal though, has some project that are long term projects like Mugu Help Post.
I would like to thanks for the upper comments, and especially THANK-YOU for Mr. Mabi Singh. I really appreciate the hard work of the student Sailesh (hope he will get success) and really proud of Prof. Shiva Gautam and like to give congratulation for his success.
I have also one dream it may be sucess or not, but its my future plan. I will like to share with all.
We have many children in city or in remote villages who cannot go to there play school. Either their parents cannot effort or they are been taken by their parents to their work. Those children plays with stones and clays on their parents working area. I beleive that most of the children in nepal they goes to school from the age of 6 if they are lucky. Mostly it happens because of the upper problem. Can it be fruitful if we build them play school ? It will help the kids to learn something before there schools and the next important things is there parents could do more works and get more money for them.
I choose these project because i heard about many project and plan for schools but few for nursery or play schools.
Mr. Mabi Singh, i wrote this here rather then in your mail because i will like to share with other viewers also.
Very good thought but we will not limit your good thoughts that would bring changes in children's life, in thoughts and dreams alone. You will prove that you can do it and hopefully start taking steps to fulfill it. It's a huge task and we should start with your own village/tole or district.
We need to weigh in some theoritically and practically feasible matters though.
You can always use Help Nepal's resources whenever/ however you need so you will not have to waste time in building the infrastructure as it is already set up.
I thought this could be a interesting read for you:
I sincerely hope that you are making some "blueprints" for your project.
In the mean time, Help Nepal recieved a proposal that may suit your interest and I am hoping you will get involved in this.
I have some details and photographs of the school that needs a repair.
Project Proposal Template
Sri Devi Lower Secondary School
Description of project: SriDeviLowerSecondary School is located in Bahaundanda , ward No 7, Jhapa District.
The school was established inB.S.2026, with support from local social worker, Intellectuals, School Management Committee. The school is now almost deteriorated and needs to be renovated immediately.
The total population of the VDC is 4000, Out of 500 School going aged children in this area, just 143 children study in this school with the remarkable number of the students from marginalized and ethnic groups. The predominant community members of which are illiterate as well as marginalised. Bahundanda -8,Jhapa is the boarder of Nepal and India. Most of the youth migrate towards India in search of job and other opportunities. Hence most people of the village involve only women and children.
7 school staffs are working in the lower secondary school for the welfare of this school and community including the principal.
The other nearby schools are one secondary school is approximately 5 km ,lower secondary school running classes from one to seven is6 km and a primary school which runs the classed from one to five only is4 km distant from the focussed school.
The aim of the school is to renovate and to construct a school building of approximately 1100 sq ft. and provide the service seekers a quality education.
The project shall be initiate within the 15 days from the fund transfer. The project shall be completed with in 6 months from the starting date of the construction.
The School Management and Construction Committee, the teachers, guardians, staffs of the schools, VDC, community.
Project Management Details
The school management committee (SMC) and the construction committee has the responsibility to manage the construction materials and the management committee will seek for donation/contribution both local and outside. This will include giving applications to different organizations to notify of their financial requests.
Project Delivery Methodology
A construction committee (SCC) has been formed by the school with a purpose to complete the construction related task in systematic manner. The committee is entirely responsible for the construction of the new building.
Monitoring and Evaluation will be done by the School Management Committee, District Education Office, Jhapa, District Development Committee, Jhapa, and HELP NEPAL Network.
The completedproject ofShree Jeevan Jyoti Secondary School is established in Hanspur-5, Kafaldanda, Gorkha.It was established in B.S.2013 as a primary school and promoted to lower secondary school in BS 2054 .The school has got the permission to run the secondary standard from BS 2064.
The academic institutewas previously running in the two worn off school building with tentatively 2000 students.
ShreeJeevanJyotiSecondary School, Gorkha, according to the contract signedon B.S.13th Baishak of 2065 completed the project successfully on 9th Chaitra 2065. The school has constructed a 4 roomed school building.
Project Specification(Phasewise improvement ):
The fund was provided to the school management commeette in 2 phases. First installment was given of NRs1lakh 50 thousands, Similarly insecond phase NRs 2 lakhs were provided .
From the total donation received from HeNN, NRs 350000.00 an attractive school building has been constructed according to the proposal received. The school management committee obtained the rest of the equivalent fund, other than the donation of HeNN, by utilizing the local resources, as wood, stone and the labor from the local people.
No any specific problem was encountered during the project period besides some of the technical problems. Lack of budget for monitoring and evaluation has created some what problem in the phase wise progress updates. Otherwise rest of the problems was sorted out by the local people by themselves.
Deviation of project schedule :
The project was committed to be completed within four months from the date of the fund release from HeNN. Since the construction completed in 9 the Chaitra , 2065,the project took few more months to completedue to some of the minor technical problems.
Anticipated future of the school:
The school is situated in Gorkha district having more primary school in the location with the geographical complexity. The school has planned to provide the higher education to the local SLC gratduated students by upgrading itself to the higher secondary school.
(Under the construction of the school)(After the completion of the school)
Help Nepal Network-Australia May 20, 2009 Australia
Help Nepal Network-Australia (HeNN-Australia), a member of Help Nepal Network (HENN) celebrated its annual HELP NEPAL International Fund Raising Day on April 7th 2007 by organising a Cruise party. The celebrations raised about $ 6000.00. From the net proceeds, A$ 1000/- was given to Victoria Bush Fire Appeals and A$ 500 to Bush Fire Victims of Bhutanese Refugee camp in Nepal. Remaining profit A$ 3500/- will go to E-library project in Sindhuli Secondary School, a joint project between HeNN and NRNA. The event generated a lot of interest and appreciation of HeNN’s efforts by all participants. HENN-Australia is optimistic that people will respond to the appeals of one dollar a month for Nepal as well. HENN-Australia Network would like to thank all the volunteers, members’ sponsors for helping at different levels in organising this event and make it a great success. Thanks to Nick Farr, Hon Ambassador Y. Dhakal and Consulate C Yonzon for their participation and encouraging support to HENN-Australia.
Help Nepal would like to thank all the individuals who love Nepal , Sajha dot com, Nepalisite dot com and Nepalipost dot com for their help to a student's effort(Shailesh Munankarmi) , which yield two e-libraries. Good Job Shailesh - photos can be viewed at http://gallery.meronepalma.com/hennelibrary/
Again, Help Nepal Network, US Inc. [a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization] is dedicated to providing health and education to the needy communities in Nepal and respond to emergency needs during natural disasters. By focusing our energy on the two fundamental problems of Nepal, we believe that we can bring about positive changes over time. You can help us make this happen. This time, HeNN USA is focusing on two efforts. One, we are working with three runners Bijay Ghimire, Ishwar Khatiwada (HeNN-USA member), and Ujwal Shrestha to raise funds for Namje School Scholarship Fund to support twenty needy students complete their high school in poor community in Namje Nepal. With a taregted goal of $10,000, the fund will provide $500/student for two years. The runners will run one of the toughest course, an uphill race known as Mt. Washington Road Race. Second, we are working with Music4Children (www.music4children.org), a UK based charity to raise funds to complete the Shelter for Conflict Impacted Children(the "CIC Shelter") under construction in Dhulikhel, Nepal. A small group of musicians, touched by the plight of the street children of Nepal, formed the charity Music4Children in 2005 and has been working with Help Nepal Network to build the CIC Shelter to support homeless and orphaned children created by the civil war in Nepal. Donations made here are tax deductible in the US only.
lets start a donation site ....what about talking with NAH(Nepalese association oFHouston) , if you all are interested I will talk to Mr Rajendra Shrestha . He is the guy you all can trust with and he is the president of NAH ....Really guys we will be an example..
Help Nepal Network Australia Sydney organised a Fund Raising Dinner on Saturday 18 July at the NSW Leagues Club Phillip Street, Sydney, as part of its annual International Fund-Raising. This year, the event was organised in partnership with The Centre for Learning and Children’s Right Incorporated (CLCR), a non-profit organisation, which is running Heartland Children’s Academy School in Kathmandu. HeNN Australia will use the proceeds from this year’s event will go towards organising a health camp in Nepal to treat women suffering from uterine prolapsed and The CLCR for School projects.
The Nepalese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Yogendra Dhakal attended the dinner along with Mr Lincoln Hall, a veteran mountaineer who was the Guest Speaker on the occasion. Harsha Gautam highlighted the achievements of HeNN particularly about the projects under taken by HeNN Australia. Anna Richardson stressed the importance of providing quality education to the children of Nepal and The CLCR’s efforts to achieve it.
Mr Lincon Hall’s presentation about climbing of Mt Everest was pretty challenging as well as interesting to the ordinary people who could only dream of. His near death experience on the slopes of Mt Everest reminded everybody about the fragility of human life.
Tara Shrestha presented vote of thanks to all those who put so much of their efforts to make this event a success. This echoed the message of Help Nepal Network and The CLCR. This success is possible only through a collective effort of dedicated volunteers that silently toil for the benefit of a larger community.
Once again, on behalf of Help Nepal Network Australia Sydney Chapter, I would like to sincerely thank all, who came out to support our cause despite of their busy schedules.
A total of A$5560 dollars was raised which will be shared by HeNN and The CLCR
Harsha Gautam On Behalf of HeNN Australia Sydney Team
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