Feverest is back!
The CITC Feverest challenge is back for 2019!
Feverest is inspired by CITC supporter Olly Middleton who is running every day of February to help raise money to support children’s education in rural Nepal. He will be running 250km in February, equivalent to the height of Everest every day of the month!
How many ‘Feverests’ can you complete in February? Could you take on the challenge to get fit and raise money for Classrooms in the Clouds?
Can you run/walk or cycle the height of Everest 8.8km (5.4 miles)? Whether you do it daily, weekly or as a one off, on your own or with a group, we would love to see your photos!
Use the hashtag #Feverest and tag us @CITCNepal on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
Support Olly and CITCNepal to change the lives of children in Nepal!
Celebrations have been taking place in the Village of Bung as the 6 new and 2 refurbished classrooms at Shree Sagarmatha High School have been officially opened. In March, a joyous crowd witnessed the opening of 2 pairs of classrooms built to earthquake resistant standards with an innovative design that joins them with a shared covered area. This will provide the necessary space for all weather, child centred learning activities. This phase of the project has been funded by a very generous International Rotary Global Grant. The Rotary Club of North Wirral, UK are the project sponsors and the Rotary Club of Dillibazar based in Kathmandu are the host Rotary Club. Their project objective being to construct 2 of the classrooms and a covered area for younger children in order to raise standards in basic education and literacy in these foundation years. Read more in the North Wirral Rotary newsletter here. The second pair of classrooms has been supported by the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Apprentices who were able to join the ceremony after travelling to Nepal to see the results of their tireless fundraising and help with the finishing touches. Read more in their blog here.
A further ceremony was also held in April to open the additional 2 new classrooms supported by the Dudley Schools partnership and the 2 refurbished classrooms thanks to the British Foreign Schools Society. Representatives from the Dudley partnership were in attendance and were warmly welcomed by the community of Bung along with the school management committee and government officials.
The building work is in addition to 4 earthquake resistant classrooms built by CITC in 2017 and is part of our wider vision to improve educational standards in the area.
In May, Mr Vishwas Sahasrabhojanee, District Governor IR3030 India, carried out a detailed project evaluation inspection in respect of the International Rotary's Global Grant. We await his report but the early indications are that he was pleased with what he saw.
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Read more about CITC’s long term commitment to Shree Sagarmatha here.
During the first few weeks of July 2019, Nepal saw some unprecedented monsoon style rain. Across the country, floods and landslides caused a huge amount of destruction with the Eastern parts of the country being most affected and at least 100 people have died.
The village of Bung where CITC has recently built 6 new and 2 refurbished classrooms was affected and there was a significant landslide on the school grounds at Shree Sagarmatha School. Despite it reaching the CITC supported buildings and thanks to the deep foundations and high quality construction work, all of them are standing strong! This is a testament to their strength and durability, ensured by a dedicated building team who faithfully followed the building codes for earthquake resistant standards.
The local community are thankful that the buildings have not been affected and the children are still able to study in safety. They will work with the local government authorities to make sure the surrounding area is safe.
Read more about CITC's commitment to Shree Sagarmatha here.
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