The post-earthquake rebuild of Shree Bhimsen Secondary School Sindhupalchowk
Buy a Brick - Help build a school
Shree Bhimsen Secondary School is located in Khatrithok, Sindhupalchowk. This already vulnerable community was one of the worst affected districts in the April, 2015 earthquake. Umbrella Australia are currently supporting the rebuilding of the school and invite you to be part of this community.
Our 'buy a brick' campaign has now started and by purchasing a brick package you will become a vital contributor and part of our wall of acknowledgment which will be established at the school. All donations are tax deductable!
It's all easy, simply purchase on of the below packages:
Information about the school
The School is centrally located and is attended by 252 children who walk on average 1 ½ hours from their homes daily to attend classes. The project is to be managed by the Nepal River Conservation Trust and overseen by Megh Ale, chairperson of the trust and The Umbrella Organization Nepal.
Many of the donations for this project were made by Australian schools and we hope to establish a friendship program between these schools. This will be of benefit not only to the students in Nepal but will be a wonderful opportunity for Australian youth to experience a cultural exchange program, trek and donate some time for community projects.
Umbrella Australia chose the school due to the desperate need within this community and its proximity to Kathmandu which allows supporters the opportunity to visit and see how their donations are being utilized. This area suffered greatly in the 2015 earthquakes with many communities still living without homes for the second winter season. Currently there are 4 classrooms for 252 children, 1 unfinished temporary building with the original school badly cracked and dangerous. There are limited desks with children sitting on the floor to learn.
The project will be in three stages with the first stage (ground level) fully funded and commenced today. We are however seeking further funding for stage 2 (level 1) and 3 (construction of level 2). Donations for the project can also be made to by clicking on the Donate tab on this page, no amount is too small. The school community of Khatrithok have also agreed to donate 20% to the project, which is a huge commitment when most of these families are living in tin shacks and under plastic.