Kathmandu, January 8, 2017:Â More than 100 schoolchildren have been benefited after a group of visitors from Switzerland constructed a school building in Lapsiphedi, Kathmandu.
Mauro Loretz, Franz Loretz, Sandro Muscas, Nora Honegger, Jovita Loretz, Sonja Schmed, Irina Monn and Clau Berther spent a couple of weeks at Shankharpur- 4, Lapsifedi to construct a building of Baira Mahadev Primary School, according to Ang Dawa Sherpa, one of the founders of the school project.
The school building was handed over to the management committee amid a function yesterday, said schoolâ€™s principal Ram Bahadur Waiba. â€œThey have done a great job and their contribution will be remembered forever,â€ he said.
According to Honegger, all Swiss tourists volunteered to construct the building. They offered an assistance of more than Rs 1.6 million to construct the building, which has five rooms.
â€œThe first visit to Dhaulagiri region of Nepal in 2014 has inspired us to do something for the needy people here,â€ Honegger who came from the Swiss Alps recounted. According to him, with the help of Ang Dawa and Tshering Jangbu, the team had earlier built a school building at Lakuri Danda, Dolakha where more than 65 children are studying.
â€œThe school project was a part of our support to the country, which was badly affected by the devastating earthquake in 2015,â€ Honegger said, adding four Swiss nationals joined the Lapsifedi project.
According to him, the Swiss team is also planning a third project in close coordination with the Alpine Sherpa Guide and Subornas team. â€œWe will continue our Scola Tujetschina project,â€ he shared.