of Hewa (Yawa)
formerly Taksindu VDC 6, Solukhumbu, Nepal
now part of Solududhkunda Municipality 1
| Bridges accross Hewa
Reconstruction of houses
Road from Chhulemu
Trecking route to Khumbu
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 projects, pays for necessary repairs (so also after the 2015 earthquake) 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. Nothing has happened so far. The declining number of students may also have been a reason for this.