Earthquake Relief Efforts: D2N is rebuilding eleven schools in the villages of Bakachol, Dipsung, Sungdel and Rakha which were completely destroyed by the 2015 earthquake. The project will take three years and cost approximately $300,000. Given the facts that the Nepalese government is overwhelmed by the destruction caused by the earthquake and these villages are remote and marginalized, it is highly unlikely that these schools would or could be rebuilt by the government and local communities without outside help.
Reconstruction of the Himalayan Primary School in Sungdel, the Dhanakanya Primary School and Siddhakanya Primary School in Rakha was completed in July 2017. Reconstruction of the Shree Chandra Primary School in Sungdel, Yuva Jyoti Primary School in Dipsung and Janahit Primary School in Rakha was completed during the summer of 2016. These six schools are the first of the eleven D2N will rebuild. The Kalika Secondary School in Bakachol is currently being rebuilt.
Students in the other five schools are currently studying in “temporary learning centers” and will continue to do so until permanent structures are built. All schools will be designed to be “earthquake safe” to hopefully prevent any destruction from future earthquakes. D2N will be funding this entire project.