Rural school Infrastructure
IGWR’s Rural School Infrastructure program aims to transform rural schools in Nepal to give more children the education, resources and opportunities they deserve.
Children is rural schools face many challenges – classrooms are limited, can be unsafe and are often unsuitable; toilets can be unhygienic and water supplies unsafe, putting children at risk; and school resources are often rare and inadequate.
The Rural School Infrastructure program identifies the potential in rural schools that are already in existence, and further constructs and renovates classrooms and other facilities as well as improving access to hygienic toilets, and providing clean and safe drinking water.
The program also offers mentoring, training and further skills development opportunities to teachers; and provides quality classroom essentials including textbooks, materials and games.
Importantly, IGWR utilises local contractors for construction work to encourage community involvement and support the local economy.
We will only undertake a project when we know it is fully funded as we don’t have spare resources and any shortfall could adversely affect our regular commitments.
So we work with 'project teams' in Australia that fundraise and also join as volunteers to help with the actual construction works.