Seti Devi Primary School, Sanubangthal, Kavre district
Opened 3rd October, 2008

     
  Seti Devi Primary School in Sanubangthal was our eighth DCWC Nepal school build but was built as the result of a quite tragic event. By early 2007 we had begun working with Tim Kane from Worcester who had a keen interest to help DCWC Nepal. Tim was a keen athlete and cyclist and signed up for the 2008 Charity trek but also wanted to visit Nepal in autumn 2007 to help the charity and see our projects. Tragically whilst we were in Tibet in April 2007 we were informed of the death of Tim, killed tragically in a hit and run accident, whilst out training for a triathlon on his bike. He left behind a wife Alison and two young children Olivia and Anton.
 
 
 
Tim Kane with children Anton and Olivia
 
DCWC Nepal trek memorial at Everest Base camp April 2007
     
After the devastation of dealing with Tims death, the family felt a fitting tribute would be to build a school in his memory. The extended network of family and friends contributed towards the costs involved and the project got under way to build the Tim Kane memorial school. The school was opened by Tims cousin Simon Booth in October of 2008.
     
 
Simon Booth opening the school
 
Simon with the children
     
 
School opening ceremony
 
Akkas speech
     
 
The new school teachers
 
Kids in the classroom
     
 
Children with their new school
 
The plaque being fitted
     
 
Seti Devi school
 
Simon with VDC member
     
Since the school was built the family of Tim Kane have undertaken numerous activities to raise funds. Annette and Robert Booth have annually run a garden party each August to raise funds for the school. In 2009 Simon raised £1600 doing the L’Etape du Tour. L’Etape du Tour is an organised mass participation cyclosportive event that allows amateur cyclists to race over the same route as a Tour de France stage
     
 
The annual garden party run by Annette & Robert Booth
 
The school library at Seti Devi
     
 

Thanks to all who made this possible. As always Akka Lama for everything and Guna Lama the engineer and logistics man. Thanks to Simon Booth (Tims Cousin) for coming out to open the school. And a very special thanks to the friends and family of Tim Kane for providing the finance to make this happen.