On 19th January 2018, a team from Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal, including Mr Tilottam Paudel; President, Mr Deepak Bashyal, Mr Homnatha Jaishi; Patron, Mr Deepak Sharma; General Secretary, and Ms Shraddha Verma; Program Coordinator visited Gorakhkali Secondary School, Bulingtar, Rural Municipality, Ward No. 4, Arkhala, Nawalparasi and held a discussion with the school community. The visit was carried out to assess the state and the need of the school.
The school is on the verge of being closed by the government of Nepal as the classrooms are in such disrepair that they are not safe for children to enter.
159 boys and 143 girl students attend the school aged between 6 and 15 years old. The drop out rate is 10% which can lead to child marriage (with girls as young as 13 getting married), crime and alcoholism.
The primary need is for 4 classrooms to be built and to rebuild a compound wall that was damaged during the earthquake of 2015.
Whilst providing quality education and a child friendly environment for the children of Gorakhkali Secondary School so that the high dropout rates could be reduced.
The budget for this project is £47,000, from signing to project completion it will take approximately 10 months.