Following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the team has been working in the worst-hit district Sindhupalchok supporting school recovery. Immediately after the disaster, the team provided afternoon school meal to over 2000 students for more than two years. This attracted the students to return to school. The team built temporary and semi-permanent bamboo classrooms for four schools in the region. Shree Ganesh Basic School was the first school in the region to be rebuilt, thanks to the support of Nepal Green Tara Foundation. This earthquake-safe permanent school has 11 rooms, toilets, filtered drinking water system in addition to teacher support from our team.
In 2018, we focused on rebuilding Shree Balsudhar Basic School in the remote isolated village Kafle. The building and school’s land was swept away in a landslide triggered by the 2015 earthquake. GIA immediately built two-room temporary bamboo rooms on a piece of leased land as emergency support so that the students had a safe place to learn. GIA also hired a full-time teacher and provided partial support to the existing teacher. The school caters to 39 students from nearby village. The school now has 4 permanent earthquake-safe classrooms. GIA also provides teacher support to this school.
In addition GIA supports more schools in the region through teacher support, uniform distribution and resource sharing.