Umbrella has been supporting rural schools and their communities since 2007. In that time, with your kind support, we have supported 26 schools, 13 VDC’s (village development committees) in 5 districts to receive desks and benches, whiteboards, computers and printers, and toilet renovations. More than 100 volunteers have also done their bit to improve the English language skills of the children at these schools.
But sadly, all good things must come to an end. Due to new policies from the Government of Nepal, it is no longer possible for our implementing partner (Umbrella Organisation Nepal) to carry out activities in districts other than the one they are registered in. This does not effect our two main programs; NSEP and reintegration programmes, but it does however mean that we will be unable to carry out projects outside of Kathmandu, which is where all of our rural schools were located.
We are proud of the achievements we have made in supporting rural schools to become more attractive places for parents to send their children for school, thereby combatting one of the main drivers for parents wanting to send their children away from the villagers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our supporters who have contributed to this project over the years, and a special huge thanks to all the volunteers who have made this possible.