projects of Hewa (Yawa)
Taksindu VDC 6, Solukhumbu, Nepal
accross Hewa Khola
Reconstruction of houses
Road from Chhulemu
Trecking route to Khumbu
had been a small primary school in the village since the 1970s. At that
time, it had two classrooms with hardly any furnitures, no blackboards,
no tables, no other equipment. The rooms not even had doors and window
panes. There were three teachers who had been sent there by the
government from far away dictricts. They used to stay for a few years
only and never tried to understand Sherpa language, i.e. the mother
tongue of the children that was generally used by them instead of the
national language Nepali. There was not even a small building where the
teachers could live during their stay in the village. So, they built a
small room with corrugated sheet from the school building. As a
consequence, parts of the school building even lacked a roof.
In 2001/2, the French NGO Népal et vous financed the construction of new school buildings with 5 classrooms, a teacher's room, a separate building where the teachers can stay, and two separate toilets for girls and boys. Népal et vous regularly visits the the projects, pays for necessary repairs and improves the school's equipment.
Greater changes in the national education system have been introduced in 2016. Now, the primary level has been extended uo to class VIII. The government has announced that it will add another building to the school complex.