The Ton Memorial School Sailung Foundation continues Ton van den Brink's dream to provide good education for children in the area around Mount Sailung in Nepal, 100 km east of Kathmandu. Illiteracy in the area is high and many parents cannot afford an education for their children. To improve the standard of living in the area, sound education is of great importance. A big step has been taken with the construction of the beautiful school. Now that the construction of the Health Post is also progressing steadily, the foundation is also committed to the agricultural development of the community. You can support us with this very direct charity for families and their living environment.
Construction is in full swing and the community is also getting back into building. If the weather permits, construction will be completed by mid-November.
Dr. Uddave Koirala will take the lead. The VDC [Village Development Committee] has guaranteed the operation and maintenance of the centre.
The economic significance of local agriculture is great. But still very traditional. A first knowledge session has already taken place, in which a large number of farmers have indicated that they are interested in renewing their approach. We are happy to take on this challenge in collaboration with local organisations.
The beautiful school building that was completed within 2 years is running at full speed. The school is developing as a center for community support through the expansion of facilities including: library, internet, school kitchen, school garden, adult education, women's group, savings group….
Many parents in the area do not have the means to pay school fees for their children. Yet all children, rich or poor, are welcome at the school.
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Although the school bus takes 34 students and 3 teachers to school, its operation is difficult. The price of diesel has more than doubled and consumption, especially during the rainy season, is almost 4 times higher than indicated. To save costs, the driver spends the night with the family at the starting point of the bus journey.
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