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Schools and teachers

Having established safe, warm, secure homes and encouraging employment schemes the three villages have all been keen to better the education of their children.

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 At Thamu Chamodia BPF was asked to provide a building with three new classrooms for  the existing school in the village. This school has been handed over to the community. At  the second village BPF paid the salary for an extra science teacher for the first year.  Unfortunately the government has not taken over paying this teacher and so BPF are  considering whether they have funds to continue paying the salary. At the third village, on  a recent visit, BPF are once again being asked to fund additional rooms so that the number  of classes can be extended.

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Emergency supplies distributed

4 DLWAfter the success  of  Youth Volunteers Nepal which was BPF’s first attempt at improving the lives of Nepali villagers,   Barbara and her team decided to turn their attention to the Far West of Nepal  and its desperately poor,  historically marginalized  dalit communities.   (Dalits are at the bottom of the Hindu caste system and have been ignored,  neglected,  and even despised over the years,  especially in the West, where  Nepal’s  recent attention to democracy,  inclusiveness and equal opportunity has not yet been experienced by most dalits.)

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Building houses

IMG_3038After our distribution of goods to the community in Baitadi we decided we had to do something more.  It was imperative that the community be provided with basic secure homes to protect them from the freezing winters and the flooding monsoon rains.  Over the next months, with the help of a minimum local staff we built 36  stone houses with wooden doors  and window frames and strong tin roofs. The community of  Thamu Chamaudia (Barbara’s Model Village) was born.  We persuaded the Nepalese Government to give Lal pujas to the house owners so they also owned the land on which the houses were built.

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