PTN has had a link with Shree Himalaya Secondary School, Singdi since 1996 when a new 9-room school building was provided. Not long after this, in 1999, Dr Tim Mitchell led a group of students and parents from Westbury-on-Trym School to visit the village of Singdi and, 21 years later, the friendship link between these two schools continues. You can find out more about this link here.
In 2019, a group from Westbury-on-Trym travelled to Nepal to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the school link (find out more here) and also raised funds to support to construction of a new kitchen and dining room for the school. The group raised over £10,000 to support the new building with additional support from Bristol Free School and local supporters. The new building will cost around £12,000 and will replace the current ‘kitchen’ at the school which was just a tin roofed shack (see picture below) and will provide a warm and dry place for students to have their lunch.
Due to Covid-19, construction has been delayed due to challenges getting materials to site but our hard-working team are now making good progress and the project should be completed before the end of August, with work continuing through the monsoon as long as this can be done safely.
If you would like to find out more about setting up a link with a school in Nepal then please get in touch. You can find out more here.