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Nepal, Rajipur Chaumala
Acronis School in Nepal
Construction period: Nov 2019 - Sep 2020

Facts

Type of facility

A school building with three classrooms and two toilets

Students

122

Budget

€26,600

NGO partner

Education

Academic year

April to March

Literacy rate (15+ years old)

92.4%

Attendance rate

Primary school – 96.5%
Lower secondary school – 93.5%
Upper secondary school – 77.3%

Out-of-school children

Children (6 – 11 years) – 103,384
Adolescents (12 to 14 years) – 46,598
Youth (15 – 17) – 490,347

Project implementation

The Acronis Cyber Foundation first opened a new school in Rajipur Chaulmala (also known as Bagdola) in October 2020. The village’s previous educational buildings were constructed from brick and mud, and faced severe risk of collapse in this earthquake-prone region. The new school — a modern structure built with cement and steel — has multiple classrooms and sanitary facilities, and provides a greatly improved learning environment for children from preschool through fifth grade.

In 2021, the Acronis Cyber Foundation finished construction of a computer classroom at the Bagdola Primary School. This marks the final step in a multi-phase project, empowering children in an historically underserved community with the educational opportunities — including computer literacy and STEM classes. The computer classroom has 12 computers and serves 122 kids studying at the Bagdola Primary School. Five teachers and a School Management Committee consisting of 10 people have been trained in IT skills and taught the importance of IT literacy in the modern world, as well as how to take care of the computer classroom and keep this project sustainable.

Development of the school was a joint effort between the Acronis Cyber Foundation and its project partners, buildOn and Good Neighbors. ZEBRA SYSTEMS s.r.o additionally co-sponsored the development of the computer classroom.

Partner

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About the country

Country

Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Capital city

Kathmandu

Population

28 million people

Currency

Nepalese rupee (NPR)

Major languages

Mainly Nepali, with Maithili as the second most spoken language

Travel information

Nepal’s climate is influenced by maritime and continental factors, and has four distinct seasons.

Annual average temperature

25°C (68°F)

Dry season

September to February, characterized by clear skies and little rain.

Wet season

March to August, characterized by warm temperatures, heat waves, and rain.

Travel tips

Hotel recommendations

Kathmandu: Airport Hotel, Hotel Jampa

Pokhara: Bodhi Suites Boutique Hotel and Spa

Places to eat

Kathmandu: Toran Restaraunt

Pokhara: Fresh Elements

Best souvenirs from the country

Thangka paintings, Singing bowls, Pashmina, Nepali handicrafts, Herbal products and tea

Travel agencies

Nepal Treks & Tours Pvt Ltd

Interpreting services

Square Services

Proposed one week tour

Day 1: Kathmandu: Hanuman Dhoka

Day 2: Chaumala: School visit

Day 3: Pokhara: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Day 4: Pokhara: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Day 5: Pokhara: Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Day 6: Pokhara: Phewa Tal

Day 7: Kathmandu: Pashupatinath Temple

Help by donating
If you believe in our mission and want to make an impact, you can support the Acronis Schools Initiative