Geographic coverage

Sharada Higher Secondary School, Gelu-5 and Bhimeswor Higher Secondary School, Chisapani, Ramechhap 

Project duration February 2016 to July 2017
Budget £361,100 (NPR 39,710,000)
Funding partner/s  Welthungerhilfe, Germany
Target groups

786 students and 35 teachers of these two schools



 

 Introduction

Post-earthquake School Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Programme is aimed at reconstruction and rehabilitation of two schools mentioned above. School buildings with prior structural mistakes were highly damaged by the earthquake. After rehabilitation of schools with well-equipped classrooms and WASH facilities parents are expected to be encouraged to send their children to school. Enhanced the teaching and learning environment will contribute to reducing high drop-out rates and increase enrollment. Jobs to the local people along with on-the-job training on earthquake resilient construction and build-back-safer construction principles will help to improve their overall livelihood situation.

Objective

- People and social infrastructure are less affected by future disasters in project intervention areas.

Purpose

- To provide a safer learning environment for 1,600 school children and teachers and improvement in building standards and compliance with design improves among key stakeholder.

Expected outcomes

- Two schools are rehabilitated or rebuilt back following disaster resilient standards and techniques.
- Rainwater harvesting tanks and toilets sufficient in number for girls and boys are constructed at all selected schools.
- Greater awareness of safe design and construction techniques among public institutions, local communities and builders (artisans).

Key achievements (As of December 2016)

- Temporary learning centres have been constructed to continue teaching and learning at schools during the construction of school blocks.
- Construction of 6 school blocks (27 classrooms) are at lintel beam level.
- 38 masons have developed earthquake resistant building construction skills through one-day orientation and on the job training.