In order to achieve our objectives we started the following projects in 2016:
- Visit to the region by Wijtze and Bobby;
- Building a school (2 buildings), hiring 4 teachers, investing in school supplies and providing breakfast and lunch;
- We dug a water well and built a water pump and we built a toilet behind the school building;
- We taught children and adults about hygiene;
- We hired a social worker (Arbind Chaudary) to supervise our objectives;
- We started looking for sponsors, who preferably support us with monthly donations;
In 2017 Marsha Regensburg and Charissa van Andel from Plezier! Theater visited Haripur. By means of theatre, workshops and plays they taught at school. They educated the kids about personal hygiene, about keeping the school and its surroundings tidy and they supported the teachers. They also managed to start up a biological vegetable garden. They also critically analysed points of improvement for the board of the foundation to work on.
On behalf of our foundation, in 2018 Marlies Beeks of the Light of Life Foundation visited Haripur. Her foundation is usually active in Aamaghar , where she (financially and personally) supports the school of Minu Pariyar. Together, Minu and Marlies educated our teachers and told them about their own experiences in their own region. The feedback of Marlies was very valuable for us.
In 2019 boardmembers Rob and Wijtze visited Haripur and as you can read in the blogs, this turned out to be a very successful and eventful trip. In short:
- A large vegetable garden was set up near the house of Arbind. The children from our school can sow and reap themselves and provide their own school dinner.
- A cooperation was set up with the Everest Academy, one of the most professional colleges in Nepal. The project “Student for a student” was started.
- Rob and Wijtze managed to convince the local government of the importance of a nursery. A building was assigned to us including a full-time teacher.
In 2021 board members Wijtze, Rob and Marsha went to Haripur and, as you can read in the blogs, this was a very succesful and encouraging visit. In short:
- Last May our nursery was opened and we could see with our own eyes how amazing it looked.
- Montessori-teacher Gunjan Luitel was hired by us for the EduKick-school. This school is in the vicinity of a brick kiln where the children of the labourers can enjoy education. They are also provided with a school lunch. This prevents them from having to work in the factory from a very young age.
- A presentation to the local government helped to get the green light to start up a secondary school. A ground floor of a building at a primary school is already there. We will expand it with 2 extra classrooms and aim to get this ready in 2022 so that young students can progress from the Indrapur school to this new secondary school.