Dadhuwa School & 15 McCabe pilgrims in Nepal
In October one of our trustees, Geoffrey Marshall, travelled with his son and 13 other pilgrims to Nepal; they spent one day visiting the McCabe Trust funded Dadhuwa School. Geoffrey reports:
On an unseasonably wet day we drove in 4 jeeps through mud to Dadhuwa, a sleepy Gurung tribe village in the Lamjung hills, with occasional views of snowy Annapurna. Being the first day of term only about 50 of the 150 children had returned to school; but despite the cold and wet we couldn’t have asked for a warmer welcome from pupils, teachers, parents, governors and villagers. We were taken to see the new building, Montessori equipment, the computer lab, library and classrooms.
My son Michael, who teaches future secondary school teachers, is hoping to use MET funds to help with the training of Dadhuwa’s staff. We took lots of pens and pencils for the children and piles of hand knitted children’s clothes for the villagers, which were very well received.
In a storm we retreated to eat our picnic lunches in a scruffy girls dormitory in a power cut. I say “scruffy” – but I’m pleased to report that since our visit MET funds have been used to provide 20 mattresses, 10 curtains, 20 bed covers and 20 pillows. March’s meeting of the Trustees decided to send £5000 to Dadhuwa to enable interior decorating of both the dormitory and all other buildings to begin. There are also plans for the MET logo to be printed on school clothing and bags as a ‘thank you’ for what the Trust has done and continues to do.
If you would like to make a donation to the work of Dadhuwa School via the McCabe Educational Trust click here