Once the students at the Axis school and Hutchesons’ knew what the main problems were and knew of possible solutions, they have been able to take appropriate action.
All the findings of the students have been sent to the Ministry of Education in Kathmandu and to DFID Nepal
Our group of pupils have put a letter in an English-language Nepali newspaper describing the students’ work and asking for government schools to take part.
The headteacher has asked the local government secondary school to take part in the Challenge.
Our group of pupils set up a scholarship scheme for a deserving pupil to attend the Axis school. With the help of the headteacher and students at the school, they identified a boy from the Raute community currently living in a nearby orphanage. The Raute community live in the forests of southern Nepal (see photos) and are shifting cultivators and, therefore, do not use the formal education provided. The headteacher believes this might be the first child from the Raute community to go to school and he is determined to use his education to help his people and persuade more to go to school.