Demolition | April 2019
Demolition of the old, earthquake-damaged building is complete. Measurements were taken in coordination with the Nepal Civil Works and Engineering Office.
Foundations Dug | May 2019
Foundation work for the first three classrooms was completed in May and materials were procured and delivered to the site. Steel rebar classroom frames were erected.
Concrete Poured | May 2019
Brick was laid at the end of May and concrete has been poured. Construction of the first three classrooms will be complete by July.
Hexagonal Classroom | June 2019
Construction of Diyalo's hexagonal classroom has also begun. The foundation is being dug and rod fabrication is ongoing. Estimated completion date is the end of June.
Toilet Construction | July 2019
Construction of the toilets will begin by the last week of June. The toilets will take 2-3 weeks to build. All school construction will be complete by end of July.
We want to extend a special thank you to GlobalGiving Grants for making this project possible through a $10,000 construction grant. Thank you.
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Now that our new classroom design has been approved by the municipal government and construction has begun on four new classrooms, two bathrooms, garden, playground and landscaping in Sewalung, we're working to solidfy support to outfit the rooms with the necessary materials. We need your support to acquire:
Without your support we would not be able to rebuild this earthquake-damaged school and provide education to these inspiring Nepali children.
Thank you for your steadfast support!
We've made tremendous progress this summer and are thrilled to share some of it with you in our most recent Field Report.
The full Field Report covers:
In the coming weeks we'll share a construction report, outlining our plan to finalize the Sewalung Diyalo Primary School. Construction is set to start after monsoon season ends. If all goes according to plan, the project will be complete by the year's end!
Thank you for your invaluable support along this journey to transform education in Nepal - we couldn't do it without you.
We have some exciting news:
First, GlobalGiving has awarded Diyalo a $10,000 grant to execute this project. These funds have been earmarked for construction. Thank you, GlobalGiving, for supporting our efforts to implement earthquake-resilient schools in Nepal. Your generous contribution is core to our success and will amplify our impact.
Second, there has been a change in scheduling. To better serve our community during the upcoming expansion, we're going to be implementing the latest and greatest Diyalo Architecture (more information in the attached newsletter).
Therefore, the Diyalo team is in Nepal over the next two weeks to conduct a participatory design sesssion with project stakeholders. Our objective is to engage community members for feedback on our design and directly integrate their ideas into our plans before construction.
Implications of this change:
Once the participatory design session is complete, we will send updates with the community's revisions and photographs of the agora.
Thank you for your ongoing support and shared belief that together we can make the world a better place. You are the reason we are able to provide life-changing primary education to children in Nepal.
Thanks to your steadfast support, we are planning to break ground at Diyalo's Sewalung School on April 1st. The construction will include:
The new facilities will ensure our students are learning in a safe, clean and enriched learning environment.
We have been carefully tracking learning outcomes of each students and are excited to announce that our students are progressing at or above the Nepali national average. This is just the beginning. As we continue to improve our pedagogy, facilities, and staff we expect to see these numbers rise.
We could not have done this without you. Thank you.
Stay tuned for some exciting news in the coming days.
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