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ACS Egham students return from Project Nepal


Over thirty students have recently returned from a two-week charity expedition in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal part of ACS Egham’s long term partnership with Jana Bhawana Primary School and its local community.

During their two-week visit, students helped to build a brand new classroom at Jana Bhawana and painted the school’s shower and toilet block. In addition, the team also led English language lessons with Nepalese students, aged four to ten, and organised a special Easter Egg hunt.

Bill Roach, Head of Physical Education at ACS Egham and Project Nepal Co-ordinator, commented:

“This is our third trip to Jana Bhawana and I am immensely proud of our student team who embrace every opportunity and challenge with an open mind and can-do attitude. Students fundraised throughout the year to support this year’s building project and provide learning resources to Jana Bhawana students.”

This year fundraising activities included the annual dinner dance which raised over £15,000 towards the project and students also delivered thirty bags of donated goods to the local community.

In 2016, Project Nepal partnered with the Health and Nutritional Development Society (HANDS) International to employ three Nepalese specialists to implement a nutritional programme across the Panchkal region, beginning in Jana Bhawana village. This year, the team raised funds to ensure the programme continues until 2018.

As well as spending time with the local community, the team also trekked through the Chatapani National Park outside the Kathmandu Valley.

More information can be found on the Project Nepal Website: http://www.acseghamprojectnepal.com

Published: June 1 2017

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