Earthquake Response2019-01-14T19:44:15+10:00

Earthquake Response

The earthquakes that struck Nepal in April & May 2015 caused a terrible loss of life and devastated much of the country.

earthquake-response-linkAs well as the capital, many rural and remote villages were hit badly.

Homes were damaged or destroyed and in a number of regions, NAFA supported projects such as schools and health clinics were also hit badly.

NAFA is resolved to help these poorer communities rebuild their basic infrastructure.

In June 2015, with the help of the Nepalese Association of Queensland (NAQ) and other like-minded NGOs NAFA responded to the immediate needs of earthquake victims by providing roofing tin to over 1,200 households in the Dhading (plus rice), as well as to approximately 100 families in NAFA supported villages located in Solu Khumbu and Okhaldhunga districts. Assistance was also provided to the 30 families of sponsored students in Thimi, near Kathmandu. Altogether $95,500, including $37,000 from NAQ, was allocated to four initial responses to the earthquake, including the provision of medical supplies, roofing tin, rice and tents for earthquake victims.

In December 2015, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the Nepalese Government Department of Education (DoE) to rebuild a total of 48 classrooms in the following villages:

Dhading district:  Ladap (8); Tawal (15); Kutal (8); and Richet (6)
Solu Khumbu:     Kophu (3)
Okhaldhunga:     Patle (3);
Dolakha:              Shyama (5)

NAFA has also committed to fund the repair of classrooms and/or toilet blocks in the following villages:

Okhaldhunga:     Dhupersurke and Patle
Dolakha:             Shyama
Sindulpulchowk: Kodari and Jalkeni

Finally, NAFA has also committed to fund the rebuild or repair of the following remote village infrastructure in the Ri VDC of the Dhading district:

  • Duchene – rebuild agricultural cooperative infrastructure
  • Tawal area health clinic (servicing 5 villages) – rebuild health clinic

Prior to the commencement of rebuilding scheduled in November 2016, NAFA is also funding two seven day earthquake resistant training programs for local builders in Tawal (Dhading district) and Shyama (Dolakha district).

Please make a donation to NAFA to help the people of Nepal.


1207, 2018

Tawal and Kutal villagers battle early monsoon to successfully complete first phase of classroom rebuild

July 12th, 2018|

Approximately 250 villagers in Kutal and Tawal have put in an extraordinary volunteer effort to lay concrete slabs for the first floor of their two storey classroom blocks. In Kutal it took 100 men and [...]

1909, 2017

NAFA allocates funds for second phase of remote schools earthquake rebuild program

September 19th, 2017|

NAFA has allocated nearly $140,000 to rebuild thirteen classrooms in four villages (Tawal, Kutal, Ladap and Richet) when roads open after the monsoon season. Tawal school 3 large classrooms finished July 31 2017 [...]

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