Earthquake Relief/School Reconstruction
The 2015 earthquake in Nepal caused wide-spread destruction, including many schools in Khotang. D2N’s school reconstruction initiative consisted of rebuilding 12 earthquake-safe schools (approximately 1200 students) in the villages of Dipsung, Sungdel, Rakha and Bakachol. As the Nepalese government was overwhelmed by the destruction, it is highly likely that these remote and already marginalized schools would have been rebuilt without outside help.
Below are images of our 12th school and final school, the Kalika Secondary School, which was finished in June 2019. The school was funded with remainder of monies allocated for our other 11 schools. Because the original 11 schools planned were engineered, managed and built so efficiently, money remained at the end, allowing an unplanned 12th school to be built.
The school, in Rakha, consists of three blocks of two classrooms. In addition to the images of the completed school there is an image of a public audit. After every D2N project, our local ngo managing the project must post a banner at the project site detailing all expenses for the project, thereby practicing transparency and assuring proper handling of all funds.
Check out the galleries of pictures galleries depicting different aspects of the project below.