BENEFITING: LAHAF INC
RUDEC Primary School Rural Development and Empowerment Center (RUDEC Nepal) Bidur Municipality 3, Nuwakot Nepal
Project Overview :
RUDEC -Nepal (Rural Development and Empowerment Center) in partnership with LAHAF will begin the construction a prefabricated, earthquake resilient Nuwakot primary school. This will be the 5th school that RUDEC has facilitated since the earthquake in April of 2015 that caused over 8700 casualties and impacted over 8 million community members in Nepal.
Nuwakot is one of the most affected districts in Nepal with 1105 casualties and over 75,000 private homes destroyed. In the Nuwakot District alone, there were 485 community schools and more than 4000 classrooms destroyed.
Larger organizations came in after the earthquake to set up temporary learning centers that can only be used for 1 to 2 years and are not designed to withstand large earthquakes. Aside from not having access to education, the mental health of the children has been severely compromised. It is vital to get these students into a healthy learning environment that provides education with psychological support and awareness.
Sunddarkanya Primary School was established in 2003 and located in Lamatol, Nuwakot. This school is fully operated by the community itself. With a population of 1750, this school provides education for over 350 households. The school was initiated by the Village Development Committee to establish and provide small funds to operate. Since the earthquake, the VDC are not able to provide any support to school to rebuild or operate. Currently the students sit on the floor of the makeshift playground for class. These students and the teachers are without a classroom, supplies and learning material.
Our goal of 25,000 will secure the supplies to rebuild the school and provide the supplies needed for these students to thrive and learn again. This structure has been approved by the the Nepalese equivalent of the building department to withstand large earthquakes and will have solar panels installed on the roof for consistent and sustainable power. The students will have desks, school supplies and the tools to have a positive and healthy learning environment within two months of this campaign.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support for healthy education environments.