NEPAL - Solukhumbu: Earthquake Resistant Schools

To provide safe schools in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal

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Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, Hope for the Nations and agent, The Small World, were able to provide multiple temporary structures that served as classrooms and allowed children at risk to remain in school. Now, we are looking toward a permanent solution.

Earthquake resistant schools provide a safe place for children to receive an education. Those that were built prior to the earthquake are still standing today with no significant structural damages. 

The cost of one earthquake resistant school is $30,000 CAD

 

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  • Fundraisers don’t all have to be cake drives and raffles! You are cordially invited to join us for an evening of humour, pub-grub, live entertainment, and good times. The HOPE Pub Night is a time to come together, enjoy good company, and raise money for an important project taking place in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal.

    Following the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, our agent, The Small World, were able to provide multiple temporary structures to serve as classrooms that allowed children at risk to remain in school. Now, we are looking to raise funds and support for a permanent solution.

    Earthquake resistant schools provide a safe place for children to receive an education. Those that were built prior to the earthquake are still standing today with no significant structural damages. Working with the Small World in Nepal, we’re looking to raise $30,000 to build an earthquake resistant school so students can continue to attend school and receive an education in a safe environment.

     

    Join us on Friday October 13th at Rusty’s Steakhouse & Sports Lounge at 6:30pm for dinner, drinks, and live comedy featuring Ivan Decker from Train Wreck Comedy. There will be a silent auction at the event, so bring your bidding shoes.

     

    We look forward to seeing you there!

     

    The Important Info:

    When: Friday October 13th, 2017 - 6:30pm

    Where: Rusty’s Steakhouse & Sports Lounge, 1-1525 Dilworth Dr.

    What: Comedian Ivan Decker from Train Wreck Comedy & Silent Auction

    Cost: $45 per person

    Includes: Dinner (Burger bar), one (1) drink ticket, and live comedy

    Tickets: Tickets can be purchased here:

    http://rise.hopeforthenations.com/events/night-for-nepal

  • HOPE Agent, the Small World, works in the Solukhumbu District of Nepal providing housing and education to children at risk. Many of the families in this area are unable to provide education for their children due to poverty, and the requirement that most kids need to start working in order to help support the family. Most of the people who live here are a minority ethnic group like Rai and dalits (a lower caste often referred to as ‘untouchable’), with education simply being unavailable to them.

     

    Rampure lower secondary school in Kaku is the only school that teaches from grade 1 to grade 8 for the entire Rampur community of Kaku, Nepal. During the 2015 earthquake, the school was badly damaged.

     

    The community and teachers have had no choice but to continue to use the unsafe building for teaching children every day. 250 students are risking their life everyday in these unsafe buildings. Realizing the immediate need to rebuild new classrooms for the students is now a priority for the local community, Hope for the Nations and The Small World initiated construction of 2 earthquake-proof classrooms.

     

    Thanks to an overwhelming amount of support, the classroom construction is well underway (see image above). While there are some issues, including internet outage from lightning storms that won’t be restored until October, the progress on these earthquake-proof classrooms will soon house many students eager to learn, in a safe environment.

     

     

  • Rampure lower secondary school in Kaku is the only school that teaches from grade 1 to grade 8 for the entire Rampur community of Kaku, Nepal. This community consists of over 200 households. Most of the people who live here are a minority ethnic group like Rai and dalits (a lower caste often referred to as ‘untouchable’). 90% of the population are subsistence farmers whereas few work as seasonal trekking porters. During the earthquake in 2015 the school was badly damaged and part of the structure collapsed. Luckily the damage occurred on a Saturday (a holiday in Nepal) so none of the students or teachers were injured. Unfortunately,  half the building suffered from multiple cracks, a falling roof, and numerous broken windows.

    The community and teachers have had no choice but to continue to use the unsafe building for teaching children every day. 250 students are risking their life everyday in these unsafe buildings. Realizing the immediate need to rebuild new classrooms for the students is now a priority for the local community, Hope for the Nations and The Small World initiated construction of 2 classrooms.

    The Small World believes in creating opportunities, taking responsibility, and giving back to the community. All projects are community owned, with locals participating actively in both the decision-making processes and the implementation of the project. Using this model has ensured a feeling of ownership by the community and the continuity of the project’s future. Since these small communities are generally “off the radar” for government support, communities learn how to organize and successfully gain aid from other organizations like The Small World and Hope for the Nations.

    The new classroom will be earthquake resistant and provide more natural light with a skylight roof. The goal is to finish the school construction by end of July before monsoon season begins so students can use the rooms for their new academic session.

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