Thanks to our volunteers and our local partners on the ground, we are making great progress on the construction of our new dormitory for young women pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Nepal’s Everest Region.
Our team of local laborers, community members, and international volunteers is working to complete this six-room dormitory, which will serve 20 girls pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Salleri in its inaugural year, by the end the spring. We are constructing the dormitory is being constructed with the earthquake-resistant and environmentally-sensitive earthbag building method, which we have used to complete four school buildings in Nepal in the past.
“I know I want to be a self-dependent person,” she said. “To be educated is like winning a lottery. After you win it, you can choose your way in life.”
This dorm will serve the girls we are currently working with at our higher secondary school dorm who endeavor to continue their educations at the local university in Salleri. Girls like Maya, who grew up in poverty with eight siblings. She wants to continue her education in order to avoid the hardships her parents have endured. “I know I want to be a self-dependent person,” she said. “To be educated is like winning a lottery. After you win it, you can choose your way in life.”
We can’t wait to welcome the ambitious young women we work with in the Solukhumbu District to their new home next year, and we invite you to join us as we work to complete this much-needed housing for girls!...