News from Nepal:
- It's been almost three years since we last visited Nepal. The pandemic made everything harder of course, for us, our teachers and our Nepalese sponsors (Volunteers Initiative Nepal). Despite this, we have been able to keep our 46 classrooms in good repair and our teachers working regularly with their 350 young students.
- In 2022, in collaboration with our partner, we built a new classroom. It was dedicated to our good friend, Brad Coyle, who bequeathed funds to pay for the construction.
- We are hoping to return to Nepal in Spring 2023, to bring new curriculum and activities, provide more teacher training and monitor the condition of classrooms and supplies.
- Our goal for 2023 is to build two new classrooms in needy villages. Not surprisingly, building costs have escalated dramatically due to supply chain and other issues, raising the cost for design, materials and construction to about $15,000 per classroom.
How you can help:
- Please consider sponsoring the partial or full construction of a classroom! Your gift of any amount will help cover the costs of providing deserving students with a safe and appropriate learning environment.
- Dedicate the classroom in honor of a loved one, friend or family member. A plaque will be placed on the completed building to show your commitment to education and love for your honoree. Photos will be provided to update you on construction and to keep you informed about the classroom as it becomes a reality.
- We urge you to stay involved in this worthy effort to make an out of the way corner of the world a bit better through the gift of education.
Our Work in Nepal
After teachers receive training, they need the instructional materials to engage their students in learning. All 46 classrooms have received the materials needed to teach the Whole Child philosophy behind the PiSL Early Childhood Curriculum. We encourage teachers to use them and are committed to periodically updating and replacing these materials.