Bridge to Nepal
New School for PremNagar
Updated: Jul 25, 2019
The current PremNagar School runs six classes and has decreased in quality over the years. We would like to build a new school in the area.
The new school will be completely private, and the old school, run by three government-paid teachers will be reduced to preschool and Grades 1-2. The first four classrooms of the new school are planned to be ready for January 2011. About 150 children attended the PremNagar school, but some have drifted away in recent years as the facility got overcrowded and the quality dropped.
The new school will have eight classrooms, for grades 3 -10. Like the Grace School, built in 2008, the school will be in the shape of a cross, with two smaller rooms each on the left and right, four larger rooms on the vertical, and a library and teachers room on the top. The piece of land that the new school will be built on is about 4 acres and has a slightly higher elevation than the rest of PremNagar. Ten lots are on one side, and the school land is on the other.
The school area will be walled, keeping out roaming animals and the occasional flood waters. A toilet block will be closest to the residential lots, and a well will be dug on the other side, furthest from the toilets. Water from the well will be pumped to a gravity tank, run through a chlorinator and filter, then fed to the school toilets as well as the house lots in PremNagar. This school is only 2 miles from the guest house on a newly paved road, so it will be convenient for volunteers to teach here.
The first part of all construction is bringing in the supplies: stones are trucked from the bed of the Karnali River, then broken by hand. Sand, too, comes from the river bed. Only cement has to come from outside the community. We are looking forward to this new school building!