Rebuilding the Shree Nawa Durga Lower Secondary School
As everyone knows Nepal has suffered so much in 2015 first with the earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks that left hundreds of thousands of buildings across the country damaged beyond repair. Then just as the rebuilding plans were being created an unofficial blockade along the Indian border began plunging the country into a basic essentials shortage affecting everyone. Which created and is still creating untold hardships for the ordinary people of the country who were still trying to rebuild their lives after the earthquakes a few months earlier.
Above you see the before and after photos of the school, very soon we will be posting the photos of the new built school
EHN was lucky because no lives were lost among our friends, families & projects but we did suffer immense damage and loss. Houses where we placed volunteers were destroyed, projects damaged and villages where we have worked suffered. But our past volunteers, friends and supporters of EHN came through and donated a lot of money to help in earthquake relief and rebuilding. Some of this was spent in providing emergency aid to as many people as possible in the months following until normal supplies were resumed. After this both of the co-founders of EHN looked at ways we could spend the rest on rebuilding and came up with the 2016 project.
Just before the earthquake Phil came across a school in Gorkha called Shree Nawa Durga Lower Secondary School which needed our help. Phil visited the school arranged the homestays and we started looking for the first volunteer when the first earthquake hit destroying the school and many of the houses in the village. EHN then sent supplies to the village and help provide tin sheeting to build emergency classrooms so they could get by. But we didn’t place volunteers because at this current time they would be a burden on the village that was struggling to survive after the earthquakes.
A recent update in 2017 is that we have finished the rebuilding of the school and we have a team of painters working at this moment (April 2017) and the aim is to officially open the school around April 23rd. Please see the photo below