Wednesday 14 December 2016

Round Square Big Build Project to Nepal

Four senior students from Ivanhoe arrived safely in Nepal on Friday 9 December. They are taking part in a Round Square International Project working on a project in the Kathmandu Valley, where the group is helping repair a primary school badly damaged in last year’s earthquakes.

The four students participating are Year 12 students Olivia, Isabelle, Ethan and James. Round Square International Projects (RSIS) are opportunities for students and adults to come together from across the globe to take part in service projects that have a real impact on rural communities. Students gain invaluable insights into different cultures and learn how to work together to reach a common goal.

Students work together with a rural community in need to build a vital piece of infrastructure. In the past this has been classrooms, accommodation for teachers, bridges and clean water systems.

The projects, run by Round Square take place annually in July and December with many students from Ivanhoe taking part over the years.

This project in Nepal is the first Big Build venture with the main aim to help some of the children whose school was destroyed in the earthquake to resume their studies in a working school.

The team that includes the four Ivanhoe students are responsible for setting up temporary teaching spaces and transforming temporary shelters into permanent long term homes with proper water and sanitation.

You can follw the students on this project through their blog by clicking here