Shree Pathibhara Bhumeshwor Primary School
Shree Pathibhara Bhumeshwor Primary School Located in Lwasa Village in Jiri Municipality-1 Dolakha Nepal, this school was rebuilt after the earthquake through the combined efforts of Down to Earth Adventure (D2E) and Ayuda Directa Himalaya, a Spanish charity. The project was spearheaded by the progress of our first school project at Shree Panch Pokhari Primary School.
Our Spanish partners were impressed by the leadership and organisation model that D2E initiated at the Singba site and wanted to invest in a project management concept that involved getting the community to develop teams to ensure that income generated was spread and that as many locals as possible could become active contributors to the rebuild effort. Our focus from the beginning has been to ensure every dollar goes directly to the projects with overall project management and logistics being donated by the D2E team.
From February 2016 D2E sponsored an early childhood teacher to start work at Shree Pathibara (along with the teacher sponsored at Shree Panch Pokhari). It is a wonderful initiative that D2E has been able to continue with the generosity of donation dollars from Chancellor State College in Australia.
Currently this school has 200 students and continues to prosper with the assistance of 8 new classrooms and ongoing support by volunteers from Ayuda Directa Himalaya (ADH) and D2E. We are extremely proud of a partnership that began in May 2016 with ADH and Multiopticas which resulted in a team of Spanish optometrists using the school as a base for a highly successful eye and general health clinic. The team of four Spanish optometrists and local Nepali doctors treated over 1100 locals over a 3 day period as well as providing donations of spectacles and sunglasses from Multiopticas to some of the poorest people in Nepal.
As with Shree Panch Pokhari Primary School, it is possible to combine a unique volunteer experience with travel along paths well away from the busy Everest tourist traffic to soak up cultures, religions and of course mind-blowing views of the world’s highest mountains. You can easily combine the experience with Pikey trek, Classic Everest trek popularised by Sir Edmund Hillary… the sky is really the limit!