Lytham St Annes Primary School, Kusheshwor, Ramechhap district – Opened 10th February 2013
The Lytham St Annes Primary school was built in the remote area of Kusheshwor, in the Ramechhap district of Nepal. It was opened by DCWC Nepal trustee David Underwood and fellow Blackpudlian David Oneil, along with an entourage made up of Akka Lama, Gary Collier and a host of charity members, media and hospital staff who were there to do a free health camp. As with most of our projects, the remoteness brings with it a whole host of logistical problems and this one was no different.. It took from early morning till 6.45pm to drive (nearly all of it by dirt track)
and a further nearly four hours of walking in pitch black to arrive at 10.30pm in the village. The school was opened the next morning to much fanfare, music, speech making and more merriment. By 1.30pm it was time to leave the village behind, leaving the hospital staff to continue the health camp. Another three and a half hours later we were back at the vehicle in time for darkness and another two and a half hour drive saw us back at the hospital village of Rajabas. The visits to these remotest of regions give a strong reminder of just why they’re needed.
Thanks to all who made this possible. As always Akka Lama for everything and Guna Lama the engineer and logistics. To David Underwood and David Oneil for coming along and opening the school. And very special thanks to all at the Zen Restaurant, Lytham St Annes for providing the finance to make this happen.