As Swisscontact has greatly reduced the number of school projects, we will probably not be able to go to Nepal again until spring 2024. In 2023 we were the only ones working in schools in Nepal.
However, we have already received three requests from schools that we have visited at least once before. We are therefore very hopeful that we will be able to carry out at least our 25th local mission before we retire
For Learn to Learn
During our spring 2023 outreach, accompanied by Ramji and Pabita from Stepping Stone English School (we visited this school in 2014 and 2015), we visited two village schools on the Indian border in the far west of Nepal. With no desks or benches in the classrooms, we asked the two headmasters to have 65 desks made at Learn to Learn's expense. We are now waiting for pictures of the new furniture.
In order for the government not to close the Srijansil Orphanage Home in Kathmandu, the home needs to be expanded and two new rooms need to be built. During our visit in February, we asked the director of the home to send us concrete plans and construction costs as soon as possible so that we can initiate funding through Learn to Learn.
Darshana School in Kathmandu, which we helped to set up a usable science lab and provide laptops, is now setting up a maths lab. This school has changed a lot since our first visit: Virtual exchanges on methodological-didactic and content issues with other schools in Nepal and India, and planning of student and teacher exchange programmes. In order to support and encourage this opening up, we would like to support them financially again.