NAWALPARASI DISTRICT SCHOOLS
Janta Lower Secondary School, Palhi, Nepal Rastriya Secondary School– Rupauliya, Nepal Gyanodaya Secondary School- Kawasoti, Nepal.
Most of the schools in the Terai region own a large amount of land that has never been used properly. ScfC is working with three schools to help them develop this land into vegetable gardens, thereby improving the environment and also offering an income generation resource for the schools. Green Clubs are school-based youth clubs run by local school children for the positive development of themselves, their schools and the wider rural community.
Schoolchildren for Children Foundation is working with SPW Nepal to improve health & hygiene facilities and practices for three schools in Nawalparasi district.
Through the support of Schoolchildren for Children the schools have been able to equip young people with the skills to build:
- Improved Cooking Stoves (ICS) to safeguard theirs and their community health and improve nutrition
- Improved toilets, incinerators and rubbish bins for better hygiene practices
- Vegetable Gardens for a much improved healthier diet
Improved Cooking Stoves allow young women to spend less time cooking and more time on other activities such as participating in extra-curricular clubs. Additionally, they have removed the hazardous situation of working in fumes and smoke. Gyanodaya Secondary School and Janta Secondary Schools have built incinerators and rubbish bins. The Youth clubs have taken responsibility for maintaining them and both have already improved the appearance of the grounds as well as providing a much improved environment to play in. Vegetable gardens have also been built in and students and community members are benefiting from an improved diet of green vegetables and fruits.