The principal at Seti Devi Primary School

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The man on the left is Mr. Bishnu Bahadur Baniya, Principal of the school and the man in the middle is Mr. Udhav Bahadur Baniya, Chairman of the Management Committee together with Sita Pokhrel, Make a Kid Smile’s contact person.

They have received the first installment of USD 3,000 for the new school building which will be used for the foundation. The goal for Make a Kid Smile together with Rotary is to raise a total of USD 20,000 which will be given to the school in installments as the process progresses.

The children in Kunchok are being interviewed

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“Office room where the students were interviewed. Some parents were also present .

Our contact person, Sita Pokhrel, in Kunchok in November where she interviewed some of the children that went to the destroyed school.

“Students talk about the earthquake. Nobody have their house. All destroyed by the earthquake. They want the school to be built at the earliest.”

See a video from the occation:


A visit to the destroyed school

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“All the villagers have similar sheds to live in”

Our contact person in Nepal, Sita Pokhrel, visited our school in November and wrote the following to us:

“Dear Make a Kid Smile,
I visited Seti Devi Primary School , Kunchock, Sindhupalchok on 28 November. It is 4 hours drive from Kathmandu including 1 hour drive on muddy road. The school is totally collapsed. The students study in the tent and a temporary
classroom made with bamboo. The office is made with zinc sheet which also includes a classroom for grade 1 students.

I met with the Principal of the school and the Chairman. Both of them said that they are ready to start the work at anytime. If the construction work is completed before February, they will be on the safe side because after February the strong wind starts to blow. They fear it may take away the roof of the temporary shed where they are running the classes.

I also interviewed some students. They also want the classrooms to be built at the earliest. Although it was Saturday, students had gathered in the school.

Some photos and a short video is enclosed herewith for your ready reference.

Thanking you,

A post from Facebook in October

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The destroyed school in Kunchok

This is a shortened version of the Facebook post!

128 children in Kunchock, Nepal, are in need of your help! After the earthquakes that hit Nepal in April, the 128 children in SETI DEVI PRIMARY SCHOOL right now have their education taking place in tents provided by the Red Cross.

The foundation Make a Kid Smile is now raising money to rebuild the school. This is what is needed: Buildings, furniture, toilet, and water tank. The amount of money needed is USD 20,000. Please help us raise this money.

You can donate money with your mobile phone in Sweden by:
Calling 099-15 750 to give 50 SEK
Calling 090-052 20 to give 200 SEK
Calling 090-052 25 to give 500 SEK

Our account number 883-9573 with Iban number SE9850000000052871039275 and Bic number ESSESESS is open for donations from outside Sweden. The address of the bank is SEB, Kistagången 21, 164 40 Kista, Sweden. Mark the donation with “Kunchok”.

Thank you very much!

Kunchok – a destroyed village

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The earthquake (magnitude 7.6 ) on the 25th of April completely destroyed Kunchok, a small village in the central region of Nepal. People lost cattle, foods, and clothes. So far casualties from the village is 123, some people are still missing and many are seriously injured. Almost everyone in the village is now homeless, there is no electricity and communication is very poor.

Seti Devi Primary School

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In April 2015, Seti Devi Primary School was destroyed in the earthquakes that hit Nepal. 128 children lost their school and they now get their education in the tents that are shelter to the villager during the nights which is not a sustainable solution. Make a Kid Smile together with Rotary are now raising money to rebuild the school. The amount of money needed is USD 20,000 for buildings, furniture, toilet, and water tank. Follow the rebuilding of the school in this blog.