Now, with the invaluable help of local volunteers and the villagers themselves, and with the support of their partners and donors, JT have raised over £350,000 to help rebuild 20 schools in these most affected areas. Here too they have also provided new uniforms, winter coats, shoes, bags, books, and pencils to 2,000 children.
Although the urgency of the earthquake appeal was no longer headline news, in line with the Juniper Trust’s ethos and codes of practice, the Juniper Trust continued to raise money while there was a need. In 2017 they rebuilt an 11th school in the remote village of Garjyang and renovated a hostel for blind students at Dhulikhel School in Kathmandu. 2017 was also the first year that JT helped organise a team of volunteers to assist with the finishing touches at Garjyang School.
By 2018, the Juniper Trust rebuilt three more primary schools in the villages of Saraswati, Siruwa and Namuna, all were feeder primary schools for the now prospering Kinja School, one of the first schools to rebuilt after the earthquake. In 2019, two more community primary schools were rebuilt in the villages of Rawa Dolu and Vidhyadatri Khaptel and in 2019 the foundations were laid for our 18th school, a smaller Kindergarten at Bamti Village, where again work had to stop due to the Covid pandemic.