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Nepalrvt is a registered NGO in Nepal. Regd no: 55, SWC regd no:46249, PAN no: 606352736
NRVT is now fundraising...
to offer solar panels and educational resources to a further three schools in the Jaleshwari area. This vital equipment will improve educational outcomes for these rural students and give them increased life opportunities.
Nepal Remote Villages Trust
Registered Charity No. 1173563
Nepalrvt is a small, family-run charity dedicated to offering practical and sustainable support to the remote village of Jaleshwari and the surrounding area in the eastern region of Khotang. This region is being targeted as one of the most deprived areas in Nepal.
NepalRVT works through trusted Nepali intermediaries and is operated entirely by volunteers so has almost no overheads. Funds raised and donated are sent directly to Nepal where they make an immediate and tangible impact on the local community.
Successful projects include: supplying solar panels and educational resources and equipment to three schools in Jaleshwari so students and teachers now have electricity to work with, plus a projector, films and an extensive e-library;
donations of livestock to offer increased food security and a brighter future to some of the poorest families;
emergency aid of food and shelter post-earthquake.
See below for details of the current project, the provision of solar power and teaching resources to a further three local schools.
Books from Cambridge University Press
Students and teachers from Dibdi Middle School receive a generous donation of 500 school books from Cambridge University Press India.
The books are to be distributed around all three Jaleshwari schools. June 2017
NRVT Schools Solar Power Project 2016/7
Solar Power & Teaching Resources for Jaleshwari schools
NRVT Chris Burns made the trip to Jaleshwari with trustee Pasang Tamang to donate and set up projectors and educational resources including DVDs and an e-library, all of which can now be used thanks to the newly installed solar power. There is currently no possibility of receiving internet in Jaleshwari so these items were very enthusiastically received.
The trip was made by jeep. It is the first time that this has been possible as the road has only very recently been opened. The jeep ride was arduous and took a day and a half although it is only around 300km in distance.
Chris visited each of the three Jaleshwari schools and was welcomed with much dancing and ceremony! In each school pupils immediately crowded round to watch to watch DVDs shown using the new projectors. For many of these children this was the first time they would have seen a proper screen and they would certainly have seen nothing of this size before as there is hardly any electricity in Jaleshwari. Most households have enough for one or two light bulbs.
Watch a video clip from Chris's trip to Jaleshwari showing what it's like to move around in rural Nepal. Click here
December 2016 - Solar Panels now installed.
It's a 12 hour jeep ride and a two-day walk to Jaleshwari village from Kathmandu but thanks to the work of our trustee Pasang, Surya Power and local porters the panels have now been successfully installed in three schools; Tuhure Primary, Dibdi Middle School and Shree Simele High School.
Solar Power Phase 1- Tuhure Primary School, Dibdi Middle School and Shree Simele High School . (successfully completed)
Solar Power Phase 2 - Solar Power for Jubu High School, Rupangmare school and Sukepokhari primary school. Funds are now being raised.
Please donate now to NRVT and offer these children the chance of a proper education and increased life opportunities.
Nepal Remote Villages Trust aims to ensure that impoverished families in Jaleshwari and nearby villages are helped. Families in need of livestock donations are identified by the village committee in conjunction with Nepalrvt trustee Pasang.
NRVT NGO chairman Pasang Tamang is confident that each family has enough land and water to comfortably keep 3 - 4 goats. The steep terraces mean that the traditional farming of maize and other vegetables is highly labour-intensive. With only very basic tools and equipment it is also back-breaking work. Goats and native cow breeds can graze on the sloping hillsides and provide valuable milk, and, as the flock grows, meat.
The map of Nepal (below) shows the Khotang region and the location of Jaleshwari.
Jaleshwari village is very remote. Situated in Khotang in the Lower Everest region of Nepal, it is 3 days walk from the nearest bus stop and 4 days walk from Namche Bazaar on the Everest Base Camp trek.