Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) has supported 12 school building construction and renovation under the Community Based Livelihoods Recovery Support Project (CLRSP) in three VDCs of Ramechhap district after the April 2015 earthquake.

Dr. Sarba Raj Khadka, Executive Director of RRN inaugurated the newly constructed building of Shree Harichinde Secondary School in Phulasi-3 of Ramechhap district and handed over to the School Management Committee on 1 March 2016. At the same occasion, the Phulasi VDC was declared fully literate VDC.

clrsp2Mr. Shyam Kumar Shrestha, Hon’ble Member of Parliament expressed his deepest thanks to RRN/CLRSP for their support to provide such a platform for delivering quality education, especially to the earthquake-affected children. In the same line, representatives of major political parties expressed their remarks to RRN for financial and technical support before, during and after the earthquake with the noble aim of ‘Build Back Better’.

clrsp3Ms Shauna Rauda, National Program Director of JDC expressed her views that RRN and the American Joint Jewish Distribution Committee (JDC) share the same DNA while recovering and supporting the poor and marginalised community of Ramechhap district. She also thanked School Management Committee of Shree Harichinde Secondary School for their quality education and completion of works in time. She said RRN and JDC contributed a little but it was the stakeholders and community people of the VDC towards declaring the VDC fully literate and immunised. The VDC also felicitated RRN and JDC for their support for the construction of school buildings, check dam and gabion wall to make their lives more resilient to cope with natural disasters.

clrsp4The project has also provided skill transfer training in the area of stone layer construction and mason with the aim of developing more capable and technical human resources in their own VDCs. Similarly, the project has supported for income generation to 781 lead farmers through training and agriculture input support whose livelihoods had been affected by the April Earthquake 2015. They are being supported with seasonal vegetable seeds with the aim of uplifting their livelihoods and making their nutritional status stronger.