Apprentices - Nepal School Project 2019

Visit to the local fire station before saying goodbye to Nepal

Today was our final day in Nepal. We spent the morning fighting through the hustle and bustle of Kathmandu to reach the Fire Station.

A great trip to Bhaktapur, then an inspirational talk from Dawa

Today we went to Bhaktapur which is the newest area in Kathmandu but with some of the older architecture.

The clouds finally part...

This morning started with a bleary eyed assembly in the back garden of Numbur hostel at 5am. Our goal was the peak of a local hill to watch the sun rise and see the peak of Everest where we had previously failed due to the weather.

A steep hike to a monastery

Today we where woken with our usual morning cup of tea from the Sherpas. After breakfast we packed our day bags for the hike ahead and set off from the lodge.

Nepal in all its splendour

This morning the team had an early start to hike up to 3,300 metres to Ratangge Danda to its viewing point which has a clear view of Mount Everest and its surrounding mountainous giants.

Change of plans due to the weather

Due to unexpected weather conditions yesterday, we were unable to start our journey to Lukla as our safety would have been at risk.

Leaving our mark on the new school

We started the day today by finishing the mural and all writing our names at the bottom. After lunch we did a tour of the village to catch a glimpse of life in a Nepali village.

Working hard to finish the school

Today work continued at the school. A trench was made at the back to help with drainage. We also worked towards completing the mural and sanded down tables that will be used in the classrooms.

School officially open but the hard work continues

Following the school opening ceremony yesterday, we continued our work by varnishing more benches and moving 13 tons of earth and rock to provide protection from the monsoon rain.

The opening ceremony

This morning began with us carrying out some final preparation for the school opening. We made a start on the mural Adam designed and varnished benches that would go into the classrooms.

We've arrived in Bung!

The day started with a shorter walk than the previous day and we arrived in Bung just after lunch.

Face paint, flowers and sore feet

This morning we started from Budhidanda after a night enduring a rainstorm. The trek was challenging and we dropped 1,200m before climbing back up 700m

Arriving at base camp

We’ve now arrived at our first base camp and are all thoroughly enjoying the adventure.

Flying high in Nepal

A 5am start this morning to catch our flight to view the highest point above sea level, Mount Everest!

Excited about the Nepal School Project 2019

Eleven firefighter and community safety apprentices and three team leaders are going to Nepal on 16th March to help finishing building a school out there.