This is the first school we built in Nepal – around 12 years ago. Before we gave this school a home it was operating out of a small room in a local youth club with just a handful of students and a volunteer teacher. Since that time it has provided an education for hundreds of D/deaf children. Currently there are over 245 pupils.
Shreejana school is one of the relatively few lucky schools in Nepal which has the majority of its staff costs paid by the Nepalese Government. The relative independence of this school would never have been possible if it was not for all of our friends, who through Deafway, supported the school before the Nepali Government was able to. We now hope to do the same for the Nava Jyoti Deaf School. However, there are still some essential staff costs which the Government will not pay and which we will be seeking to raise and provide.
In 2014, we received fantastic support from Namaste Children’s Houses (Isle of Man) who enabled us to fund the building of an additional hostel in the school grounds. The challenge now is to raise sufficient funds to enable the school to add two more floors to the hostel!