The Shree Setibhume School is located in Ramche in the Rasuwa district in Northern Nepal. The school is the biggest in the area. The people of this region are predominantly from the ethnic group called Tamang; they are poor and rely on subsistence farming. A large number of World Expeditions’ porters come from this area. The Shree Setibhume School has 342 students enrolled ranging in age from three to fifteen years. The school has nine government funded teachers and three teachers funded by the community. Students from the nine surrounding communities attend the school. Before the 2015 earthquakes the school was made up of fourteen classrooms, and now three classrooms need to be rebuilt. The World Expeditions Foundation is funding the construction of these classrooms and inviting travellers to assist on the construction site, working alongside local tradespeople and the community to make the Shree Setibhume School a safe and conducive learning environment again.
Arrived: at Shree Setibhume School on 29 April 2016 | Who are they? a group of eighteen bushwalking enthusiasts from Victoria, Australia | Who is the WE Guide? Rinzin Sherpa is one of our senior leaders, leading treks for World Expeditions for 26 years in Nepal, India and Tibet and has been involved in many community service projects. Rinzin has done numerous medical trainings | AIM: To help establish the foundations of the three classrooms.
Day 1: carried bricks, rock and sand from compound to new building site Day 2: more carrying of rocks and sand Day 3: the group did soiling, tie beam, gravel work in one classroom. Day 4: today they started the soiling, tie beam and gravel work in the other classroom.
BIG thanks to each and everyone of you – Ruth Skewers, Jane Sayer-Henderson, Elizabeth Kline, Faye O’Sullivan, John Vercoulen, Leonard and Jennifer Pearce, Phillip Krone, Stephen Crabb, Susan Outhred, David Rose, Michelle Gallant, Kenneth Whitney, Douglas Walton, Jeffrey and Pamela Connan, Lynette Garth and Barbara Bryant.
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