I’ve been awaiting this news for a long time! Yesterday I got an email from Save the Children updating me in regards to the fundraising dollars the 7 Summits Project had contributed towards a project in Nepal. Well, over the last 6 months, they’ve finally been put to use. I’ve copied out the full details of the email below..
Education Project Nepal
Location: Nepal – Nawalparasi district
Main objectives of the Project and achievements so far:
Training for teachers on literacy boost to improve their teaching skills
A total of 13 teachers (Female-4 and Male-9) from 12 different schools participated in the training program.
Prior to receiving the training, teachers normally used rote method to teach children in schools. However, after receiving the training, teachers are now feeling more confident in their roles as teachers and are using different teaching materials to teach children in classrooms.
The project plans to engage in the following activities in the next quarter:
Learning education materials support
The project provided various kinds of books to the project supported school – educational books, reading skill development books, and story books.
As per plan, the project provided different kinds of teaching materials to teachers. The project also organised an orientation session to orient teachers on the use of these teaching materials. The project will ensure that teachers continue to use the teaching materials in the next quarter as well. The project will monitor the classroom activities to ensure this.
School community members (Child Clubs and Parent-Teacher Group) implement initiatives to support attendance improvements
Enhanced physical environment of school
Construction of new two-room building
The construction of a new two-room building was completed. The inauguration ceremony to celebrate
the construction of the new building was held on November 16, 2016.
Outdoor playing materials support and drainage maintenance
The project has reached 78 Girls and 73 Boys, 32 Females and 76 Males during the financial year.
To say I was pretty excited to receive the news is a bit of an understatement. It’s great to see those fundraising dollars put to use in a way that will hopefully provide a brighter future to those in need.
This marks the end of my journey with Save the Children. From next year (after the Tour For A Cure) I will be focusing on working directly with local Nepalese to improve education standards in one of the most impoverished nations on Earth. This will continue until I accomplish what I set out to at the start of this project. I will let you know the details a little way down the track and I hope you will all join me.
To those who have contributed in some form, thanks once again for your support with the 7 Summits Project, I hope you’re satisfied that your contribution has gone to a worthy cause.