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Rebuilding school devasted by earthquake Apri 25th
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Construction Of Primary School In Makaising

Providing And Supporting School Infrastructures Devastated By 25th April Nepal Earthquake

At Gorkha we aim for “A Beautiful Dream”- Along with the reconstruction of Shree Prajawasti Primary School we look towards developing it as a model school where children from other communities will also enroll. The other purpose is to encompass the development of this Chepang community.

 

Post- quake report in education sector:
According to the Ministry of Education Assessment Report, 2015, about 89% of schools in 23 of the earthquake affected districts were damaged or completely destroyed. Out of these, in 8,242 public schools, 25,134 classrooms were fully destroyed and 22,097 schools were damaged. While in the private schools, 956 classrooms were fully destroyed and 3,983 were damaged. The impact was way higher in the community schools than in the private sector. In Gorkha district alone it is reported that 90% of the schools have collapsed or had severe damage.

Follow The Construction

BACKGROUND

Bardada (VDC 3) is a village located in Gorkha province, not far from the major highway of Nepal. Despite such proximity, this small village of 106 households, of which 98 households belong to the Chepang community, almost feels like it is in some very rural part of Nepal.
mapa makaising

About Makising Village

 Makaising is 3 hours from katmandhu up the hill. 

About The Chepang Comunity

Chepangs are one of the most backward indigenous ethnic communities of Nepal inhabiting the remote and sparse contours. Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) has categorized Chepangs as the second most backward/marginalized community from the bottom list from among the 59 marginalized Indigenous Communities listed by it and data states that almost 90 percent of them are leading life under utter poverty.
The Chepangs have their own district language belonging to one of the Tibeto-Burman strains but have no written script. They are mostly hunters and gatherers and their subsistence economy is based on forest resources. Despite significant improvement in education levels in many of the other indigenous ethnic groups of Nepal, it is estimated that only 23 percent of the Chepangs are literate, while literacy rate among Chepang women is only 1 percent (Educate Chepang Initiative). School enrollment ratio of school going children is still very low and dropout rates are also very high.

About Shree Prawati Primary School.

The school was already operating with basic infrastructure and less than adequate financial resources from the Nepal Government.
The primary school includes an Early Child Development (ECD) center and class one to four where 114 children are enrolled. The children come from very poor families of ward 3 and a few students from ward 2 and ward 1, some of which need to walk two hours back and forth every day.
Shree Prajawasti Primary School is located in ward number three of Bardada. The school is currently being managed by the School Management Committee with Lal Bahadur Chepang as the President and Mrs. Ganga Ghimire as the Principal.

 

Temporary School

As a result of the earthquake, the little infrastructure the school stood on was brought to the ground. The school has managed to salvage the school benches but everything else has been lost.
 The community does understand that education for their children is important and with the support of the Chepang community members.
They have cleared out the school premises and have built a temporary shelter with metal sheets for class one to four while the little children in ECD continue to study under a tent.

School Staff

Half a dozen of trucks and tractors were arranged for providing food, medicines, hygienic products, petrol, gas for cooking and materials for shelters (mostly corrugated sheets for building walls and roofs) before the dirt road was finally closed by mid July.

Students Record 

Before the monsoon arrived there was an urgent need for adequate food supplies, basic medical supplies and a better shelter to survive during the rainy season as even access by foot is difficult due to the rain and landslides.
 Provide necessary warm clothing and blankets that can keep them warm until winter, basic footwear, etc.

Plan For A Permanent School

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Karunamaya Foundation Nepal has contacted the School Management Committee of Shree Prajawasti Primary School and accorded to help the latter with the construction of a permanent school to replace the present temporary one. With that objective in mind, the plans have been demanded to Pramod Rai from the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering of Kathmandu University.
This project is planned to be finished in two phases, attending to the priorities of the school. Karunamaya Foundation Nepal is now managing to get the materials in Gorkha in order to start with the construction as soon as possible.
 
  •  4 classrooms for classes 1 to 4,  Student toilets, Staff toilets, 1 building with office, library and lab, Water tanks, Playground

 The additional work

Shree Prajawasti Primary school requires some additional works besides the construction of the building. Additional works such as construction of urinal and shower, retaining wall, chautari and stage have been proposed.

Reconstruction of a primary public school at Makaising- 3, Bardada Gorkha. All the 120 children studying there are from the indigenous Chepang Community.
 The construction of the Shree Praswati  school started on January 6th 2016. Now the construction  is at the last phase of the completion of the work though there were different challenges and obstacles on the way during the construction period. Children already attend to school without being finished.

Shree Prajawasti Primary school requires some additional works besides the construction of the building. Additional works such as construction of fence, urinal and shower, retaining wall, chautari,stage  and paviment with a drining system.

Though we have had some land slides last summer we are also making a gavion wall with three files that has encreased enormously our budget.

 

 

First Phase Project 50.482€.............................................Progress0%
Additional Project 36.025€....................................................Progress0%
First Phase 50.482€ +Additional 36.025€ = 86.507€............... Raised0%
Water supply 28.000€....funded from Nepal Government 8.000€0%

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