Nepal School Project 2015
Flights are booked and the Cadets are off to Nepal!
Cheshire Fire Cadets are heading off for a trip of a lifetime to help finish off a much needed, safe school for children in Nepal.
They plan to fly from Manchester Airport at 8pm on Saturday, October 24 and will land in Kathmandu before embarking on a journey on foot through the Himalayas, to get to the village of Thulodhunga in Nepal to help with the school project.
Working with the charity Classrooms in the Clouds (CitC), the team of 15 young people and nine team leaders will help children in the Basa region work who often take care of younger siblings or elderly relatives, so generally have no education. The CitC’s mission is to provide affordable, accessible and sustainable education to all the children of Nepal.
A plot of land above the village was secured and villagers have now built the school ready for the arrival of the Cheshire group who will trek for a day and a half in order to get to the village, which is in sight of Everest, carrying all the equipment needed for the project.
The aim of the trip, apart from building a school for the village, is to give each cadet a challenge as part of their personal development. The trip will raise awareness of cultural diversity and enhance their knowledge about Third World poverty. They will also get to compare their lifestyle with that of a young person from a Third World country
The Cadets needed to raise £3,250 each for the trip which they have all now done. This paid for their flights, accommodation and materials such as paint and equipment needed for the school.
The cadets will be accompanied throughout the two week trip by the 9 leaders which includes Youth Engagement staff from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service who have also had to raise money for flights and accommodation.
Find out more information about the Nepal School Project
Find out information about the Cheshire Fire cadets and leaders who will be building a school in Nepal