Our third Build and Trek expedition took place in October 2019, at a remote village
on the very edge of the mountains. Once again 15 bold friends and colleagues joined us, who between them had raised the funds to underwrite the cost of the project. Six new classrooms were desperately needed at the Narayani school,
where 20-30 children were squeezed into make-shift classrooms about the size
of a single garage.
After a rather hairy 8 hour drive in a bus that really wasn’t up to the steep terrain,
we landed and established base camp just outside the village. An idyllic walk each day through the village helped us get to know the villagers quickly, who were quick
to realise that this team of Brits enjoyed a beer or two at the end of a long day on the building site. Thus two enterprising shop keepers quickly took on stock and their shops/hostelries were immediately labelled the Kings Arms and the
Rose and Crown…
As expected, the team laboured in the hot sun to get the necessary ground works in place so that the more skilled Nepali building team could get cracking. The classrooms are now in service, and we hope that post-pandemic we are able to organise a short if slightly delayed opening ceremony.