Since the Deurali School has been renting a school bus for Rs.40,000 p/m (approx. $400) the enrollment of students has increased with more than 30%. But the school did’t have the resources to keep renting that bus so they decided to pick up the children in a normal pick up truck. The car drives up and down between the villages to pick up the students and drop them off at school. This is a very hazardous operation. It is not a very save way of transportation, to say the least….! See the photo below.
Some months ago the school asked us (and a English Secondary School) if we could help them with ‘buying’ a second hand school bus for them instead of renting one. Therefore oHoH has been busy searching for funds to help the school buying their much needed school bus. Stichting FortUna (= Dutch foundation) has donated a considerable part (half) of the total amount we need. So hopefully we come back soon with some good news.
So keep an eye on our blog to see if we succeeded in obtaining enough money to buy that second hand bus.
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