Transforming Education through Energy Access & Simple Sustainable Solutions

Improving Education in Nepal through Simple Energy and Sustainable Solutions

Our ambitious project seeks to bring water access, sanitation and menstrual hygiene management to three high hilltop schools and surrounding communities in Nepal’s Gulmi District. With an anticipated timeframe of April 2020 to October 2022, this project will bring water access to more than 1,031 school children and reach over 4,640 indirect beneficiaries with improved WaSH practices.

Girls across Gulmi tell us the same thing; they cannot attend school when menstruating. Countless schools in this beautiful and remote region sit high above their water source. There is no water in the taps and no way of flushing a toilet. For several days a month, young girls who already face a cultural battle to enrol in school, are forced to sit at home while their male peers continue to attend.

Renewable World hopes to transform this situation by making education more inclusive for 1,031 vulnerable children attending three schools in Gulmi. This project will support three schools without water access to purchase and install a solar-powered water pump bringing access to a clean, affordable and sustainable water supply. It will also resource and install hygiene and sanitation infrastructure specifically designed to meet the needs of girls, boys and children with disabilities in these schools. We will also include a hygiene and sanitation awareness campaign which is driven, designed and delivered by young people themselves

Solar water pumping will benefit not just the schools’ 1031 pupils, but the 54 strong teaching staff of the schools and the communities in the immediate vicinity of the school (some 100 households), which will have access to pumped water in their homes. In total, 1,571 people will benefit directly, and a further 4,640 people will benefit indirectly, through education on WaSH.

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