Set up a computer lab at an elementary school in the village of Oli Dada, Nepal. Lab to be used by students during the school day and be made available for community use (families) in the evenings and on weekends.
Currently, there is no electricity at the school. Work with the local government and community to establish electricity and electrical service and internet connectivity to the school.
Hire a teacher to conduct computer classes. Recruit local candidates that can be trained to teach classes that include a community outreach program.
Introduce classes with an international focus to promote global awareness and understanding. Connect students and community members with other parts of the world to develop cross-cultural communication.
To achieve our goals, we need to create the physical space for the computer lab and its components. Please consider contributing toward the purchase of one of the following items. (We hope to start the project during the summer so it’s ready for the start of classes in the fall of this year.)
As you can see in the video here, the school doesn’t have enough infrastructure to support a new classroom, so we will need to build a new building which at this point is just one single classroom. Estimated classroom size is 12ft by 16ft.
The school does not have any electricity at this point, so we will need to run wires from the central village to the school. This will cover that expenses as well as the purchase of the lights and fixtures needed for the classroom.
Initial cost to get the wires and equipment setup so internet service can be initiated.
Purchase a total of 7 computers (6 for students and 1 teacher)
Setup a class that can accommodate 12 students and 1 teacher. Two students will share one computer at this time.
Sustainability is key to our program. Help us cover the cost to operate the lab for 2 years. The expenses include teacher salary, training, electricity and internet charges with estimated cost of $250 per month.
The school sits on top of a hill where road access is limited, so travel and transportation becomes slightly expensive. The government has a proposal in place for new road construction which will help in the future. This covers the expenses incurred for our volunteers to visit the school and help set up the lab.
Covers the cost of additional administrative and miscellaneous expenses.
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