Rebuilding update from Nepal
From Isaac Robinson at The British School in Kathmandu
Almost a year on from the first earthquake of 25th April, staff at the British School Kathmandu have been working hard to ensure that students within our community projects can return to safe and secure buildings as soon as possible. To date, we have opened one new school building at Sungava, and the three buildings in the Dhading region are nearing completion.
Sungava is a day school located within the Kathmandu valley that focuses on rehabilitation and basic life skills training for young girls with learning difficulties, especially Down’s syndrome. The new building at Sungava consists of five new classrooms, a staff room and a open plan communal area that will be used for the day to day needs of the students of Sungava. This new building more than doubles the space available for the students of Sungava.
The new buildings in Dhading are progressing on time, with construction of the second storey well under way. We estimate (weather permitting) that they will be completed the next 2-3 months. At one of the schools we have been able to purchase some more land to allow the students to have a bigger play area.
This is something that this community have been asking for since we started working with them and they are very excited at the prospect of more space to have fun.
We have been able to work as closely as possible with communities affected by the earthquakes and we wish to thank you, our international community; this progress would not have been possible without you all!
Feature Image: Spring season in Nepal