Fire Cadets - Nepal School Project 2017
Following two years of fundraising, a group of Cheshire Fire Cadets visited Nepal in 2017 to help finish off much needed classrooms at a village school.
The group raised over £70,000 for a project to build six classrooms on the side of a school in Kangel, which is in the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of North-Eastern Nepal.
Many children in this district work or take care of younger siblings or elderly relatives, so generally have no education. Working with the charity Classrooms in the Clouds (opens in new window) the group of 18 cadets and nine leaders raised the money themselves to fund the trip. This will pay for building of the classrooms, the groups flights, accommodation and any equipment needed to finish off the school before it’s handed over to the village during a celebratory ceremony.
The team flew out from Manchester to Kathmandu on Saturday 21st October 2017 before embarking on foot for four and a half days to trek through the Himalayas, to get to the village of Kangel.
They have been accompanied by a doctor from the United Kingdom and will meet Dawa Geljen Sherpa and his team of Sherpas who will accompany the group while they are in Nepal.
Daily blog from Nepal
The cadets wrote a daily blog so to keep people up to date with how the trip was going:
View the 'Cadets in Nepal' blog
Good luck messages to the team in Nepal
The cadets received lots of good luck messages - take a look:
View the good luck messages
Meet the team who are in Nepal
Find out about the fire cadets and leaders who have travelled to Nepal to help build a school:
Find out more about the team in Nepal
Fantastic news, the team passed their target of raising £70,000!
Thank you to everyone who has donated.
Cheshire Fire Cadets Nepal 2017 - My donate page (opens in new window)
Nepal Project 2015
In 2015 a group of Cheshire Fire Cadets undertook the same challenge. Read about how they got on and see photos of the school - Nepal School Project 2015