Samjur pre-school, which educates 23 children between the ages of 3 and 5 years old, was completely destroyed in the earthquake of April 2015. The school consisted of 2 rooms, a classroom for the children and an office and equipment store for the teacher. In June of the same year, the Trust supplied the necessary funding of £2500 for the school to be rebuilt. In November 2015 members of the trust visited the rebuilt school and had the honour of being the first Westerners ever to do so.
A second visit was made by the Trust to the school in November 2017 and each child was given a woolly jumper,shoes, socks,shirt and a pencil case. The pencil cases each contained pens, pencils, a rubber, crayons, a pencil sharpener and ruler. The woolly jumpers had all been knitted by Muriel Frampton and the pencil cases had been made by Muntsy’s Ladies group with help from staff members Kim Sanderson and Tracy McSherry.
Staff and students from Wey Valley School visited Samjur in December 2017 and they have generously agreed to fund the building of a shelter/awning at the front of the classroom which will provide additional room and protection from the sun. The cost of this project will be in the region of £1500. Oliver, Karen and Lucy from Wey Valley School deserve special mention for raising this funding for the additional room at the front of the school.