The Kuntabesi Project commenced in 2011 with the construction of a new disabled toilet at the Disabled School and a secure play area. At the Primary School further up the hill, all internal walls were rendered and painted, new doors were installed and blackboards were reblackened.
In mid 2013 commencement of the water project began. No longer will the children and teacher have to make the journey down the hill to the village water supply and carry heavy buckets back up to the school. A system of pipes and water tanks will be installed with the water being sourced from a nearby spring.
It is hoped this project will be completed by November 2013.
This project would not have been possible without the financial backing of The Rotary Foundation's Matching Grant Programme. The Asha Foundtion has been the Project Manager for the Kuntabesi Project
The village of Kuntabesi is located 2.5 hours east of Kathmandu in the foothills of the Himalayas. The village is surrounded by agricultural lands and the school is situated on the edge of the village.