That is why education is so important. With a good basic education, the village children can go on to further studies at bigger towns or in Kathmandu. This gives them a much better chance of getting the jobs they need to live secure, independent lives. There is very little money in the village and most families struggle with the daily basics of food, clothing and shelter. They simply cannot afford to pay any school fees and so the school relies heavily on any funding it can get from charity and individual supporters.
Living Mindfully has partnered with Golden Flatts School in Hartlepool to raise money to provide the school with some much needed resources and support. At the moment, the school has no computers at all and most of the children have never even used a computer. We are raising money to buy two laptops for the school so the children can get comfortable with using them as soon as possible – a crucial skill they will need for their future education and careers. The school was totally destroyed in the two massive earthquakes, which struck Nepal in 2015. Tibet Relief Fund paid for the reconstruction of the School, which was rebuilt using ‘earth brick’ technology by the villagers themselves and a local organisation, Build Up Nepal. The new school is now complete and children are returning to classes but there is no money for running costs going forwards.