So many schools in Nepal were damaged or destroyed by the devastating earthquakes of 24 April and 12 May 2015. ETC has already supported the immediate post-quake construction of temporary classrooms, which will be in use until permanent facilities can be built, and which now need to be made more weatherproof and provided with additional supplies and furniture to replace that which was destroyed in the quakes. More than 3,000 children per year will directly benefit from these activities.
Scores of schools in rural Nepal were completely destroyed, or damaged to the point of being unsafe, by the spring 2015 earthquakes. The timely construction of temporary classrooms allowed children to resume their interrupted educations as quickly as possible. Those temporary classrooms - some of which lack windows or even walls, and most of which are inadequately supplied and furnished - will be in use for some time until permanent facilities can be rebuilt.
Educate the Children has been committed to improving the quality of education in Nepal for nearly 25 years. Through this project, ETC will support improvements to temporary classrooms at up to 30 schools (focusing on the Dolakha District of east central Nepal), rendering them more weatherproof and better supplied for longer-term use. We will arrange for the necessary building materials and labor, and purchase and distribute furniture and supplies, to improve dozens of temporary classrooms.
Children need a suitable learning space in order to do their academic best. Adequate facilities also improve teachers' efficacy and students' attendance. Thousands of children (3,000 or more per year, at 30 schools) will use these improved temporary facilities until such time as permanent facilities are constructed. They deserve the best we can provide them under these difficult post-quake circumstances.
Photos of Dolakha schools, pre- and post-quakes
Photos of ETC's educational work over the years
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