Welcome to Rato Bangala School
We hope you are all well. We are happy to update you with all that is going on at RBS through this page. Our school buildings are fine and checked by three groups of engineers already. On 24 May, 2015 the group from the Ministry of Education came to inspect our buildings and gave us Green Stickers.
We have been working through the month on relief work. Teachers have been working at school participating in training sessions, conducting training for teachers around the valley and preparing for post-earthquake classes.
The Cambridge A Level final examination has also been going on since the first week of May in the school facilities. We have organized a parent meeting of the incoming Grade 1 parents on 26 May (Tuesday) and will be having a PTA meeting on 27 May (Wednesday). Parents have also been coming to take a look at the school and to help with the relief work. We will continue to update you about further meetings through our fb page. We will be opening school on 1 June for Grades VI-A2 and two days later for Grades I-V.
If you have questions or concerns, Parents are welcome to come to the school anytime.
A Level 2015 Admission:
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RBS Earthquake Relief Work:
Volunteers Needed to help at Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust(KVPT)
We need 50 volunteers from upcoming A1 and A2 to work with architects at KVPT on recovering, photographing, documenting, collecting and storing artefacts in Patan Durbar Square from 7 May onwards. Please be at the school at 10:00am. You will be contributing to the preservation of our heritage. Please be here. Thank you!
Volunteers Needed to Clear Rubble in Lalitpur
Interested Students from Grades X and A1 are requested to please come to school from 5 May at 9:00 AM to assist the Police in this endeavor.
- Please wear gloves, masks and caps and comfortable shoes.
- Bring a broom(strong ones for outdoors: khareto kucho) and dust pan
- Carry drinking water and snacks in a small backpack.
Folding Gauze for Dhulikhel Hospital
Rato Bangala is helping Dhulikhel hospital folding gauze for them. Parents, teachers, students are all welcome. We have been folding gauze since April 30, and will continue to do so for a few days.
Collection of Relief Material
Please bring any of the following items in large to meet the great need. .
Sealed bottles of cooking oil
Dry goods that don't spoil
Water purification tablets (Piyush, Iodine solution, Chlorine tablets)
Medicines (Glucose, Dettol, Cetamol, Jeevan Jal)
**IF YOU HAVE TENTS and TARPAULINS AVAILABLE, PLEASE BRING THOSE AS WELL BECAUSE SHELTER IS THE MOST IMPORTANT AT THIS TIME.
We are also collecting clothes. If you bring clothes, please assure:
- Clothes are clean and folded and wrapped
- Clothes are labeled with a description of the item that includes size, and intended recipient (women/men or girls/boys).
RBS Alumni Earthquake Fund
Our Rato Bangala School alumni community is global, and many of you have asked how you can support relief efforts in Nepal. RBS alum Aarjan Dixit (RBS 2001) has organized a Rato Bangala School Alumni Earthquake Fund, the link for which is here: http://www.gofundme.com/rbsalumnifund In Aarjan’s words:
Dear RBS alumni and friends,
Some of the alumni of Rato Bangala School have started an earthquake relief and recovery fund for Nepal. The fund will focus on providing relief and recovery support in areas that were hit hardest by the earthquake.
This is a very trying time for many Nepalis. Tents, food, medicines, water are in short supply. Thousands of lives have been lost, many more are injured and the numbers are rising. Our fundraising drive will support local relief and recovery projects. We will ensure complete transparency and make sure that we do our best to identify and support efforts that have the maximum impact on communities that are the most vulnerable and in most need. We are grateful for the support of the Rato Bangala administration, and will work closely with the Rato Bangala team.
Please circulate this to your contacts and networks around the world to help raise funds, and help out if you can. Every amount you put in, however small, will count. Sending materials to Nepal is a logistical nightmare at the moment and in the long run doesn't really help the local economy. Sending funds and resources to trusted partners and organisations is the best way to help for many of you living outside Nepal. Help out please, and share widely.
Please get in touch with me if you want to be part of our effort.