Safe water at the Chhabdi School
Assistance was provided to the Shree Chhabdi School as part of the 2015 Earthquake Aid Program. A water filtration system was installed to protect the health of children.
- Location : Shree Chhabdi Secondary School, Dhorphirdi-4, Tanahun District (GPS: 28.043740, 84.013538)
- Population : 375 students | grades 1 to 12
- Project : Water filtration and storage solution
- Date : June 2015
- Category : Disaster Aid, Health,
The Shree Chhabdi School was the first project we completed in the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Aid Program. The school was the first to have received the slow sand water filtration system that we installed in three school in mid-2015.
Chhabdi lost four of its classrooms to the earthquake and there was widespread damage to family homes in the area. In the nearby village, the water supply system was destroyed and households were faced with securing and storing their own sources of water.
The community also experiences a high number of illnesses with the Principal of the school reporting 50 recent cases of Typhoid. When we arrived at the school, children were drinking untreated water from a tank in the Principal’s office.
We installed a 500 litre drinking water tank and the sand water filtration system which we felt was an important contribution given the high level of serious illness and one that would be able to meet the needs of the school community.
We also provided intensive training on the use and maintenance of the system with manuals and spare maintenance equipment.
Download a PDF copy of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Appeal Report (3MB)