Written by: Ashley Mathews
Over the years we’ve worked with our partnered schools in the Himalayas to create safe learning environments for students and teachers. This year, with the help of the Nepali government, MyTefl, and many local builders, we will replace the roof on Shree Janapremi School in Kimche, Nepal.
We interviewed the headmaster of the school, Baburam Sapkota, who explained the school's multiple attempts at mending the roof: “Overall, the roof is worn out. There is extreme water intrusion from monsoon season and deteriorated wood rafters throughout the building. We’ve tried replacing broken zinc slates and adding rocks to keep the corrugated metal sheets down. We’ve also installed temporary beam supports in the middle of the grade two classroom to try to keep the roof up.” Students in all grades are getting rained on and cold drafts of wind enter their classrooms throughout the day. Baburam Sir thus requested the assistance of national and international support to create a bright future for the school's students.