Kuntabesi Project

Kuntabesi Project

Providing sanitation, clean water and
school resources

Project Overview

This project provides sanitation, access to water & school resources to the Shree Kaladevi Primary & Disabled School in the village of Kuntabesi

This Project has been fully funded by The Rotary Foundation & the Rotary Clubs of Moruya (Australia) & Dillibazaar (Nepal)

Project Details

The Project

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 Location

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.




Project Results

Following on from the success of the initial project at the local disabled school in 2010 which was funded by the Body Shop Foundation, the school principal approached Asha with a request to improve the classrooms of the primary and construct a disable friendly toilet at the disabled school as well as provide direct access to water for both schools.

Through our Project Partner, The Rotary Foundation, along with the Rotary Club’s of Moruya (Australia) & Dillibazaar (Nepal) this project was given financial assistance. 

A disabled toilet has been constructed and in September 2011 a team of 7 Rotary volunteers travelled to Kuntabesi to help revitalise 5 classrooms by painting the walls, doors, window frames and shutters.  

In July 2013 the District Governor of Rotary Nepal visited the project site and was impressed by the work already carried out.  

Before the end of 2013 both the disabled and primary schools will have direct access to water for the very first time, this will have a direct impact with regards to sanitation and health.