Day 8 of our Nepal visit

Our last day of official charity business took us to our sixth school of Ishwor Adharbot. It is a very small school in a poor area that has no land space to expand and so only has junior classes with about 100 pupils who are all fed tiffin each day. Facilities at the school are poor with only very limited light in some rooms. Unfortunately we were not able to meet with the principal due to family bereavement so we met with a teacher and the head of the PTA who showed us around all of their classrooms and their kitchen area for tiffin preparation (see the photos below). Their main needs were seen as additional exercise books, some locker type cupboard space and uniforms for the children.

We then visited the home of one of our other sponsored children in a slum area down by the river. It was in an area of some 40 similar properties with just two very small rooms where cooking and sleeping took place. During the rainy season all these areas are prone to being flooded. This student is a very intelligent lad who lives with his grandmother and is trying to get work as a guide at the local temple complex in order to supplement the family income. Despite all these hardships he is studying Literature at university.