Projects so far have included: three new classrooms at Krishna Lower Secondary School (2013), employing two teachers of English at schools which previously had none, and rebuilding the main classroom block at Jugeshwor Lower Secondary (2015). We also provided emergency shelter for 276 local families after the April 2015 earthquake. In 2016 we started work on the construction of six classrooms at Pokra Secondary School, which were completed for the start of the school year 2017. Mid 2017 we will embark on building six new classrooms at Krishna, including the first specialist science/IT room in the district.
Alongside all this are ongoing initiatives to improve standards of teaching and learning, including an in-service training programme for teachers. We visit the area regularly (John and other trustees twice a year; Binay monthly) to assess needs and make sure that work is on target. Our emphasis throughout is on close cooperation with local communities and at each school we have agreed development plans which are reviewed twice a year with staff and school management committees.
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