Project Proposal /Need



  1. Title:…………………….. Sanitation Improvement
  2. Location: ……………      Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School
  3. Project Period: ………       3 months from receipt of grant)
  4. Target group: ………..      170 students plus 28 staff
  5. Total budget: …………    INR 400,000
  6. Executing officer: Mr. Tsering Phuntsok, Director, TNMF School

Mrs. Nivedita Kakkar, Principal, TNMF School

Mr Phuntsok Topden, TNMF Office

  1. Implementing office:      Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School



Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School:


Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School is situated in the Tibetan Colony at Clement Town, Dehra Dun, (UK). The school was established around 1965 with the aim of helping Tibetan refugee children in this colony get a modern education in a conducive Tibetan environment. Today it is a senior secondary school affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi. This School is administrated by Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation under the leadership of Ven.DG Khochhen Rinpoche.

Children from the Tibetan settlement here plus those neighboring Indian communities attend this school.  Currently, we have about 170 students. Compared to other Tibetan schools in exile, this school has very limited resources for developmental projects.



Problem statement: Why the project is needed/important for the school?


At present, our toilets do not meet the required sanitation standards.  To begin with, we don’t have a proper flushing system. The children have to fetch water from an outside source and manually try to flush the toilets after use. The lack of an efficient flushing system results in bad smells in the whole toilet area.  This outdated and unsatisfactory system is inviting disease and impacts the health of the children.


The existing plumbing is badly outdated and in need of repairs. Water pipelines leak at multiple places, most of the existing taps are no longer working, toilet doors don’t close properly, windows are broken and the plastering of walls of is peeling away. There is dampness, mold, and mildew. The present complex was built in 2002 and because of lack of funds, no major repairs have been undertaken since then. Today there is an urgent need to remodel and repair this toilet complex that serves over 170 students plus staff.


Total remodeling of the toilet complex with modern facilities including proper ventilation, having separate toilets for girls, boys, and staff, separate urinal cisterns, washing areas, and tiled flooring of toilets and bathrooms. All this will ensure good sanitation and improved health of the children and staff of this school.



Project Outcomes:

This project will provide clean and sanitary toilet facilities.


Project Outputs:


170 students plus the staff of the school will have access to clean and sanitary toilets.




Project procedure:


The main activities to be carried out are:


  • Market analysis


  • Inviting Quotations


  • Start of project


  • Project Implementation and monitoring by staff in charge:


  • Evaluation by estate and accounts


  • Submission of completion report by the School





Monitoring and Evaluation:


The school management team with its staff in charge and accounts section from time to time will monitor and evaluate the overall impact of the project. The project coordinator will prepare and submit the timely project reports.


Project Completion Report:


The project head will submit the project completion report with pictures that clearly show the changes in the toilet facilities before and after this project.





This project is submitted with much hope based on a real pressing need faced by students. I understand that your administration may have follow-up concerns and questions. I am happy to answer all questions and look forward to hearing back.





Tsering Phuntsok


Tibetan Nehru Memorial Foundation School


Date of Submission: 16th March  2023