Assistance was provided to the school as part of the 2015 Earthquake Assistance Program. A four-room steel truss structure was installed and used to alleviate classroom crowding.
- Location : Shree Jalakanyadavi Secondary School, Taku Majhlakuribot, Gorkha (GPS: 28.104430, 84.679890).
- Population : 350 students | grades 1 to 10 + pre-primary
- Project : Installed a four room classroom (9m x 18m)
- Date : June - July 2015
- Category : Disaster Aid, Infrastructure,
Jalakanyadavi lost six classrooms in the 2015 earthquake and the only structure that withstood the quake was a new building completed several years before and made of reinforced concrete. The 350 students at the school were either being taught in the new building, sometimes two classes being conducted in the one room, or in one of the tents that were located at the entrance to the school. The school had space on the roof of the new building for the installation of new classrooms.
We commissioned a 9 x 18 metres steel truss structure that was used to construct four classrooms. The materials provided included pre-welded frames, 74 CGI sheets for the roofing, installation materials including concrete for the support beams, and transport and labour costs. These classrooms were fixed onto the roof of the new building and became permanent classrooms. The plan was to install walls around the trusses in the future when funding was available with CGI sheets and tarps being used as temporary walls.
For more details, download a PDF copy of the 2015 Nepal Earthquake Appeal Report (3MB)