Egham students with children in Nepal during outreach programme

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With education comes the responsibility and ability to make things better.

Through practical and committed outreach work our extended school community rallies to help those caught by tragedy or living in hardship. 

Project Nepal aims to support Nepalese school communities while simultaneously providing students with social action and emotional development opportunities - and the chance to make a sustainable difference. 

We come together with heart and immediacy to be that unexpected agent of change.
Egham students sat outside with Nepalese children
Project Nepal is about uniting communities from around the world, learning from each other and working together to make a tangible, visible and real difference.
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Egham students helping with construction of new classroom

Year 1: Shree Mahendra Primary School

In spring 2015, 38 students aged 15-17 traveled to Nepal to work together to make a sustainable difference in the community of a non-fee paying primary school in the Kathmandu Valley. While there, students:

  • completed the construction of 3 previously unusable classrooms 

  • installed, sanded and painted a privacy gate

  • supplied the school library with over 600 books 

  • supplied staff with laptop computers and school stationery 

  • painted 7 classrooms with educational murals 

  • taught lessons in English 

  • donated Physical Education equipment 

Above all, our students and teachers developed relationships with the Nepalese school community--without question each of us were forever changed. 

Four Shree Jana Bhawana Primary School students smiling at the camera

Years 2, 3 and 4: Shree Jana Bhawana Primary School

In March 2016, after seven months of fundraising and preparation, 31 ACS Egham high school students traveled to Panchkal, Nepal to support a rural primary school serving 75 students up to age 10. Our team:

  • secured earthquake-related foundation issues 

  • designed and installed a community football pitch

  • installed playground equipment

  • developed an after school club

  • taught lessons in English 

  • supplied school stationery and Physical Education equipment 

  • painted 5 classrooms

  • ACS Egham Lower School students collected 1000 primary books, which were then used in the new library that the students designed, built and equipped

  • Partnered with HANDS International which will support the nutritional needs of the entire community 

  • Rotary of London, Ontario made a $1500 CDN donation which was used to implement a water system; before which access to running water is extremely limited.  

In addition to project work, students completed a 60km hike through the Kathmandu Valley and visited cultural sites in and around the capital.

Year 3&4 Project Nepal Image

Years 3 and 4: Shree Jana Bhawana Primary School

In Year 3, 27 students returned to Jana Bhawana in April 2017 to build new structures in order to support increased enrollment at the school.  

In 2018, 32 students will travel to Jana Bhawana to continue to develop the infrastructure by completing classrooms and installing a safety gate.

Egham student surrounded by happy Shree Jana Bhawana Primary School students

Year 5: Building from the Ground-up

In Years 5 and 6, we will have the amazing opportunity to build a school from scratch in the village that we have grown to know and love. We will work alongside Shree Bhuwaneshwari School to build a school for high school students on land that was gifted to them by the Nepali government.