In 2010 we started helping to support the school of Thulu Syabru at the request of the wonderful school principal, Chhesum Lama. Our help started small at first, but we soon realised what positive changes could be made with some more effort, so we committed to a much greater involvement. We have recently helped fund the stabilisation of the land at the rear of the school to resist landslides. We have bought green boards to replace the black boards, which had a carcinogenic component in the chalk dust. We have bought computer equipment and computer furniture, and we have also painted the school building. We have bought school desks/benches for the classrooms. We have purchased library books for the older students, as well as carpet/montessori equipment and musical instruments for the kindergarten. And we will keep on helping.
In 2011 we started helping at Gatlang school, which is a 2 day walk away from Thulu Syabru (1 day for locals) and is a heritage village. We purchased similar education equipment as we had at Thulu Syabru, and we have just funded the replacement of the badly dented and leaking metal roofing over the older school buildings, as well as providing th school principal with a laptop computer.