Current Project – March 2024

Currently Helping Hands are fundraising to improve the facilities at Semjong Primary School in Rasuwa. A report was prepared by our colleagues in Nepal, the team at Real Himalaya. The cost of the building part of this project was over £10,000 – donate now, and every £ will help. We have completed the building, but there is still much more to do.

School: Semjong Basic School,

Address: Daarghari, Naukunda Rural Municipality ward No 6, Rasuwa, Nepal

  • Teachers: 6
  • Staff: 1
  • Students: 73  (Boys – 36, Girls – 37)
  • ECD (Early Child Development) Class: 24 (boys – 15, girls-  9)
  • Class 1                                                 : 11 (boys – 4, girls – 7 )
  • Class 2                                                 : 13 (boys – 6, girls – 7 )
  • Class 3                                                 : 17 (boys – 10, girls – 7 )
  • Class 4                                                 : 9 (boys – 1, girls – 8 )
  • School: 1 building having 3 rooms only
  • Toilet: 1 boy and 1 girl toilet

The school was running on a room-sharing basis for 2 classes in one room. The school required 5 rooms for class, 1 teacher/office room and 1 room for kitchen and storage. Total 7 rooms. Helping Hands for Nepal helped to build the additional 4 rooms.

Current 3-room school building

  

Temporary classroom

  Sharing classroom

   New Proposed Building

Real Himalaya met with the school team. The school have received one small project funded by the local rural municipality to build one level structure with having 2 classrooms, this part of the project was completed in July 2023. After this building, they now have  5 rooms and still needed 2 rooms.

The school team requested Real Himalaya and Helping Hands for Nepal to build additional classrooms above this new block. This building has RCC on top so it was possible to add an additional truss structure above that and create 2 rooms.

Recommendation:

After discussion with the school team and our technical team, it was recommended that the Helping Hands for Nepal team build a truss structure above the newly constructed building and create 2 classrooms. The school has no spare space for building another new construction at ground level and this will be the most cost-effective option. This construction will have CGI steel roof with falls ceiling. 

Under construction building

Room: 2 with stairs between classes to go 1st floor.

Total size of construction: 42 x 15 feet and height 9 feet

Classroom size: 14 x 13 feet

Proposed 1st-floor plan

Base size: 45 x 18 feet

Room size: 14 x 13 feet – 2 rooms with a height 9 feet

Truss roof: 46 x 20 feet

Request to Helping Hands for Nepal

  1. One truss building having with 2 classrooms
  2. Desk Bench in the classroom for students x 14
  3. Mini table for ECD children x 4