The Shree Durga School was one of seven schools we assisted following the 2015 Nepal earthquake as part of our Earthquake Aid Program. We provided roofing material that allowed the school to build four temporary classrooms.
- Location : Shree Durga Higher Secondary School, Magapauwa - 2, Dolakha District (GPS: 27.648056, 85.965278)
- Project : Materials for post earthquake temporary classroom construction
- Population : 450 students, 1 to 12 + pre-primary
- Date : June 2015
- Category : Disaster Aid,
At the Shree Durga School, out of the 28 classrooms that were being used before the earthquake, a total of 14 were condemned by the government as unusable as a result of the earthquake.
Not only did this school and communities in the Dolakha District have to endure the fury of the first earthquake, the second major tremor of almost equal magnitude occurred a few weeks later and was centred in this District – adding to the devastation.
The school was planning to erect four temporary classrooms using wood and tin sheets to handle the cramming in existing classrooms and to ultimately replace the existing plastic tarp classrooms which, at the time of writing, wasn’t holding up well in the rains. The monsoon season was five weeks away.
We donated 84 corrugated tin iron sheets to the school so they could complete the construction of four temporary classrooms.
Download a PDF copy of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Appeal Report (3MB)