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Motivating sign – handover of the newly built „LOWA-School“

16th Nov 2015

Many village people came to celebrate the opening of their new school
Many village people came to celebrate the opening of their new school
Back to its past – the old school of Falate
Back to its past – the old school of Falate

The inauguration of the newly built Shree Namuna Janasewa Lower Secondary School took place on the 6th November 2015. This was a very motivating moment of our work, as we are living in a time when we are mostly having to talk about completely destroyed or partly damaged buildings.

The school was built in the last one and a half years in the village Falate, which has a population of about 1,000 inhabitants. As LOWA, a German company producing outdoor article and shoes, was the main donator by contributing 75,000 Euro, this school will bear its donators name.

Matthias Wanner, the LOWA markting director in Germany, and his wife Bettina used their holiday to take part in the inauguration ceremony. Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner and Ralf Dujmovits, long-time supporters of NHB, are contractual partners of this renowned shoe producer and they made this contact possible. Michaela and Michael Rebele were guests of the opening ceremony on behalf of NHB.

Farming minister of Nepal, Agni Prasad Sapkota, opened the new school as a representative of the Nepali government in a ceremony with a nice programme of music and dance performances, which hundreds of village people came to see. Approximately 200 boys and girls are going to be taught at this new school. A metal sign has been installed with a very wise statement of Werner Riethmann, the owner of the company: “We are all responsible for things we do. However, also for things we don’t do. That’s why we, the LOWA Company, care a little more about men and nature!”

It will take about two more months to complete the constructions. This delay is due to the earth quakes this spring as well as to the boycott of India, which has been lasting for several weeks now and which makes gas, petrol, medicine and building materials to goods in short supply.

LOWA-School is a school with “view” in the double sense of its meaning. The school itself is a bright white-blue building, 700 metres above the river valley of Indrawati, with a really fantastic view, but this school is also responsible that children can view a bright future with a good education.