Rebuilding Thokarpa Secondary School, Sindhupalchowk
Sindhupalchowk was the epicenter of the first earthquake on April 25 and suffered the most damage including the most number of deaths and injuries. All houses and government schools in the district were destroyed and there were 3440 human casualties.
Following its immediate disaster relief efforts, HeNN looked to long term reconstruction. Since its establishment, HELP NEPAL Network has prioritized education and health, and it was decided that HeNN would fund and supervise reconstruction of two government schools, Rajkuleshwor Lower Secondary School and Thokarpa Secondary School in Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk respectively.
HELP NEPAL Network officially signed an agreement with Survivors Nepal, our local partner in Sindhupalchowk, in March 2017 after the project was announced and the first installment of funds were handed over by MaHa duo in January.
The reconstruction of Thokarpa Secondary School is one of the two biggest projects HeNN has undertaken so far, with the project cost of NRs. 3,20,47,815/- (Three crore twenty lakhs, forty seven thousand eight hundred and fifteen rupees only).
Traditional Nepali architecture along with earthquake resistant techniques have been incorporated in the structural designs. Infrastructure plans include construction of two blocks- Block A and Block B. Block A comprises of classrooms (for grade five to 12) and Block B comprises of classrooms (for grade one to four), a library, a science lab and a computer lab.
Funds will be disbursed in 10 installments and the first installment has already been released.