Following two years of fundraising, a group of Cheshire Fire Cadets are now in Nepal helping finish off much needed classrooms at a village school.
The group have raised the money 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 have had to raise around £70,000 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 from Manchester to Kathmandu on Saturday 21 October 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.
The cadets will be writing a daily blog so you will be able to keep up to date with how the trip is going.
The blogs will be posted here, as soon as we hear from the cadets.
Last updated: Monday 23 October 2017
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