School library

Shree Kshetrapal Lower Secondary School, Nuwakot, Nepal

  • Team: Books of Joy and VolNepal
  • Goal: Rebuild a school library in the village of Nuwakot
  • Background: Nuwakot suffered catastrophic infrastructure losses (roads, schools, hospitals, etc.) from 2015 earthquake; on average, children grow up having access to less than 10 books
  • Outcome
    • Built dedicated library room stocked with reference books, story books, and visual charts for primary / middle schoolers
    • Library was completely managed by students themselves — reduces burden on the school, and helped the teens build real-life skills
    • Ability to take books home after school supplemented classroom learning and molded a deeper sense of love and motivation to continue pursuing education within the students