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This February saw CITCNepal’s first ‘Feverest challenge’, a brainchild of CITC supporter Oliver Middleton. The idea was to run/walk or cycle the height of Everest 8.8km to support children’s education in Rural Nepal.
Olly decided to take on a personal challenge to run 250km in February, which is the equivalent to the height of Everest every day! The stats have been collated and Olly has covered the full 250km in under 19 hours.
Well done also to Shayne Adams who, inspired by Olly also took on the challenge to run 250km and has managed to cover an incredible 273km during February which is the equivalent of 31 times the height of Everest!
Olly and Shayne have battled the cold weather as well as illness and aches and pains in their determined efforts to help young Nepalese children to get an education and have the opportunity to fulfil their learning potential.
Thank you to everyone who completed their own 8.8km Feverest challenges and to those who donated and supported the cause.
It was great to see so many people getting involved, sharing their photos and spreading the word using the hastag #Feverest.
So far the fundraising figure has reached nearly £3000 which is fantastic.
All money raised will directly benefit children in some of the most underprivileged parts of Nepal.
It’s not too late to make a donation to Feverest. Click here to make a difference
£8.00 = 1 day's salary for a CITC teacher
£10.00 = 3 Nepali books for the school libraries
£20 = 70 bricks for building classrooms and toilets
£15 = 3 reusable menstrual kits for young women in school
£30 = First Aid Kit for a school
£50 = 20 books for a school library in Nepal
£100 = A sink with a tap for clean water
£1,000 = pipework for a clean water system
£5,000 = 50 benches and desks for 200 students
Cheshire Fire’s Sam Rogers, Rachel Main, Joshua Brunning and Hollie Barlow have taken part in an interview on Martin Logan’s The Irish in the UK show along with Sarah Hagen from Classrooms in the Clouds.
The interview was a fantastic opportunity for the apprentices to talk about the fundraising they have been working so hard at to help children in Nepal to get an education. Over the last two years, they have dedicated their time and efforts to support the funding for the new 4 classroom Early Years Centre in the remote village of Kharikhola, Nepal which is due to be completed in March. They also discussed their upcoming trip to the school where they will help the community to finish the project in time for the opening. Read more here.
It was great to see Sarah Hagen on the show to spread the word about the work of Classrooms in the Clouds and to express CITC’s appreciation for the apprentices’ commitment and enthusiasm for the project.
Click here to watch the show
Building work continues at Shree Kharikhola Secondary School as the walls and windows of the four new, high quality Early Years classrooms are set into place.
There has been incredible support from the local community who have been keen to get the project moving.
Here Headteacher Mr Padam and students are contributing their time and efforts to move bricks to the site.
Their commitment and enthusiasm has helped the project to gather pace and there is a real buzz in the village!
The completion date is set for March, where the community will be joined by the Cheshire Fire Apprentices who have been fundraising for the build for the last 2 years. Click here to read more
Building work is well underway and rapid progress is being made at Shree Kharikhola Secondary School in the village of Kharikhola in the Solukumbu region of Nepal. This exciting project will provide a specialist Early Years centre which will make a big difference to the youngest children and the wider community of Kharikhola.
Thanks to help from the local community, demolition work of the old, inadequate school building has been completed and local building materials have been gathered. This has allowed for the team of labourers to prepare the ground and lay the foundations. Exemplarily construction techniques are being used to ensure the build is of an Earthquake resistant standard. Reinforced cement concrete and strong columns have been put in place to provide great strength and durability.
Once completed, the centre will provide 4 classrooms, designed specifically for child centred learning and the ambitious completion date is set for March 2018!
The project has had huge support from the Cheshire Fire Apprentices who have been working tirelessly to fundraise, click here to read more
Thanks to the support from the Soroptimist International’s Educate to Lead Campaign, we have been able to implement training and guidance with a strong focus on developing the skills of CITC supported female teachers and providing dedicated assistance to girls in education. The ‘Inspire’ programme has got off to a great start.
In April, we were able to deliver specialist ECED teacher training at Shree Lukla Secondary School, provided by CITCNepal, in partnership with Devina Pradhanang, lead specialist in Nepal in ECED development. This has enabled CITC sponsored teachers to facilitate valuable teaching and learning experiences for children in Nepal. The sessions included practical activities, highlighting the value of a child-centred hands on approach to learning.
Following on from the Autumn 2016 training, September 2017 CITC provided First Aid and Menstrual Health workshops at Shree Sagarmatha Secondary School in the village of Bung.
117 girls received Days for Girls Health, Training (Menstrual Health and Hygiene) including management of reusable menstrual health kits. The kits will soon be locally sourced with the added benefit of providing income for locals and creating longer term benefits through a sustainable cottage-type industry.
|In October students, female teachers and parents were enjoying joining in with 'Make Your Own Menstrual Kit' Training in Bakhapalam Secondary School, Sotang organised by Classrooms In the Clouds Nepal and supporting partner Days For Girls. It was great to see the girls so enthused about the difference the kits would make to them. We will be continuing our menstrual health training next year and will be welcoming volunteers the North West Girl Guides as part of their visit to Nepal.|
|November 2017 saw team building and problem solving workshops in the village of Kangel and further ECED training led by Devina Pradhanang. These sessions were attended by 20 women teachers, passionate about their duty as inspirational role models for the next generation.
Through ongoing focussed training, we will be able to provide a learning environment to empower women and girls to break the cycle of poverty and reach their learning potential.