This is the absolutely right place to support. The village is completely destroyed. Kunchock is in an area were the Earthquake hit most.
March 28, 2016, an opening ceremony for the first three classrooms in Kunchok was held. The classrooms are made of prefabricated walls which are safer during an earthquake. That is the only way you are allowed to build houses in Nepal right now. Make a Kid Smile was present together with students from SSHL in Sweden.
Our next goal is to build another 4 classrooms so that all children up to grade 5 have a one.
Update from Sita, our contact person for the school in Kunchok:
Hi, the construction work of Kunchok school is in progress. The construction company is assembling the walls in Kathmandu. As soon as it is ready, it will be transported to Kunchok despite the blockade and fuel shortages.
We just got the news Lego gives 9kg Lego bricks for MaKs. We take it to the school in Kunchock we visiting in 2 weeks. The school in Kunchock is going to rebuild after the Earthquake and the kids there really need things to play and learn with. Will post pictures from that trip here. Thanks Lego supporting us once again.
Do you remember the Christmas market at Wenngarn castle where Make a Kid smile was present. The result of that event was over 13000SEK (about 1400 Euro) going to rebuild the school in Kunchock. The visitors bought gift cards and scarfs from Nepal and Wenngarn gave the same sum as their contribution. Thanks a lot for that!
The students at Everest Higher Secondary (Boarding) School i Kathmandu, Nepal, get certificates for contributing to our blog with stories about what happened to/with them when the earthquakes hit Nepal.
Read their stories here
The first part of the school building is completed, the foundation!
Our contact person, Sita Pokhrel, writes to us and describes what the first installment of USD 3,000 has been used for:
“Good news! We have finished the construction of ground level at Seti Devi Primary School at Kunchok. Here are the photos. The platform is 37 ft. long and 14 ft. wide. Three classrooms will be made. Each room will have one window and one door. I now need second installment for wall building at school.”