Nepali Youths to Run British 10K
Following the success at the British 10K London Run 2008, we are pleased to announce that the Sukunda Running Club will be taking part in the run for the second time to raise funds for a very deserving project in Jhapa district.
British 10K Runner
(From L to R: Tripti Joshi, Paras Joshi, Shushila Prasai, Suraj Prasai, Nitima Shrestha and Niraj Shrestha)
With your support and the runners’ dedication and perseverance last year, we managed to raise £2,500, which helped to purchase and install much needed vital equipments at the Helping Hand Community Health Clinic in Phalebas, Parbat. The purchase included an auto analyser, colorimeter and incubator that have helped to offer a range of health tests locally.
Parbat Helping Hands parbat helping hand healthpost
Helping Hands Community Health Clinic in Khanigaun – 2, Parbat, Nepal
We have received lots of positive feedback from the local community and they appreciate the vast improvement in their local health clinic.
What do we aim to do with the funds raised this year?
Sri Devi Lower Secondary School is located in Bahaundanda, Jhapa District. The school was established in B.S.2026 with support from the local community and the School Management Committee.
The school is in a dilapidated condition and needs immediate renovation as well as a new school building in order to continue to provide education to children living in and around the village.
The funds raised this year will help towards renovating and constructing a school building of approximately 1100 sq ft. Other stakeholders include the School Management and Construction Committee, teachers, guardians, school staff, VDC and the local community.
Some facts about Bahundada, Jhapa District:
Bahundanda in Jhapa is situated near the Indo-Nepal boarder. The total population of this VDC (Village Development Committee) is 4000, mainly comprising of women and children as most young men travel to India to seek job opportunities.
Out of the 500 children who are of school going age, only 143 of them study in Sri Devi Lower Secondary School, and a remarkable number of these students come from marginalised and ethnic groups.
Your contributions will be immensely valuable to the cause. So, please use the link below to make your donation.