HETAUDA, May 31: In an act of generosity, two British mountain climbers have extended their helping hand in constructing buildings for three schools damaged by the earthquake of 2015 in Makawanpur district.
The mountaineers-- Rory Mackhoose and Burney Angola--have provided financial assistances for the construction of two-room building each for Gyanodaya Basic School at Bakaiya rural municipality-9, Saraswati Basic School at the village ward-10 and Lalkiran Basic School at ward-11.
Of the project, a building for Gyanodaya Basic School is ready. The construction cost is Rs 1.6 million. The village chairperson Damodar Khanal and the climbers jointly inaugurated the building amid a program.
Addressing the event, the school management committee chairperson Durga Bahadur Ghalan and head-teacher Ram Kishsun Shah thanked the mountaineers for the support. The school has a total of 63 children from ethnic Tamang community. The financial support was provided through Esther Benjamin Memorial Foundation, a Lalitpur based nongovernmental organisation that ensures child protection, eliminate child trafficking and child slavery.