Namlo Receives Funding to Build School in Mankha!

Principal of Mankha, Nepal

Principal of Mankha, Nepal

Yesterday, Namlo International received a very generous donation from Developing Hands, of Boulder, Colorado, to construct a new school building in Mankha, Nepal.  This project will enable Namlo to start to work with community leaders in Mankha which, over time, will help them achieve their vision for a thriving, sustainable community.  The community of Mankha will also be donating cash, materials, labor and their own leadership as co-managers of the project.

Developing Hands has donated an initial $23,356 for the initial phase of the project, which will cover the cost of logistics, materials, technical services, and management of the project, which will be supervised by Namlo Nepal coordinator, community members and Namlo International.

Keith Frausto and Dipendra Joshi in Mankha community meeting

Keith Frausto and Dipendra Joshi in Mankha community meeting

We are extremely grateful for the gift from Developing Hands and couldn’t start this project without their support. We are looking forward to this partnership with Developing Hands since they are right up the road from us and we share a common interest in building communities and education in Nepal.  Mankha will be a real challenge, due to the poor condition of the road and the ruggedness of the terrain, but we are looking forward to a long relationship in this community and excited about what we can do together.

Students in the Mankha area

Students in the Mankha area

We look forward to learning about the ideas that the people of Mankha have to build their community, as well as bringing volunteers and other resources here to help them in their efforts.

Poor road conditions

Poor road conditions

Keith Frausto