The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River has received approval for matching grants to help fund its project to outfit a Shree Chandeswory Higher Secondary School, the only high school in Nala Village, Kavrepalanchowk District, Nepal, with an updated science lab.
The project will provide over $12,600 for lab materials, physics, biology and chemistry cupboards and storage.

The Lakewood-Rocky River club will contribute $3,522 to the project. Rotary District 6630 will match the club’s contribution. Application has been made to The Rotary Foundation for the remainder of the funding.

The Rotary Club of Kantipur is host club for the project.

Because of the limited financial support that it receives from the government, the school is having increasing difficulty retaining science students. Once the project is begun, it will take six months to complete. It is estimated that over 200 students will benefit from the improved facility and equipment.

As the entire structure of the new school building was built with the help and contributions of the local villagers, the entire community is invested and interested in the benefits the school offers.

The school, established in 1948 as a lower primary school, became a secondary school in 1978, and a higher secondary school in 2008. Managed by the local community, over 500 boys and girls attend the school in classes from nursery to grade 12.