projects of Hewa (Yawa)
Taksindu VDC 6, Solukhumbu, Nepal
accross Hewa Khola
Reconstruction of houses
Road from Chhulemu
Trecking route to Khumbu
has a small primary school for some decades. It is in a good condition
since the French organisation Népal et vout reconstructed it in 2001/2.
But there are no other educational institutions in the village. So in
late 2015, the German NGO Verein Nepal-Inzlingen together with Rheinland- Lorraine-Nepal
decided to support the construction of a kindergarten in Hewa. Such
facilities are still very rare in Nepal's rural areas. Thus, the
kindergarten of Hewa may also have a role model function.
It is normal for Nepal that young men go abroad as part of labour migration. In Sherpa villages like Hewa, they are also weeks away because of their involvement in mountaineering or trekking business. During this time, the women not only have to take care of children and household but they also have to do all the agricultural work. A kindergarten would mean some relief for these women. Besides, the children will get a better starting opportunity for their educational process.
The cornerstone ceremony already took place in Oktober 2016 when Klaus and Lukas Bender of Verein Nepal-Inzlingen visited the village. But HSCC will start with the construction of the kindergarten only after most of the fully damaged houses in the valley have been reconstructed, i.e. anytime in 2017. The construction is supported by Fürsorge- and Bildungsstiftung, Krefeld, Germany, with 20.000 Euro. This foundation is also sponsoring the reconstruction of the earthquake damaged houses.