Earthquake Response

Rebuilding the classrooms in Shyama Dolakha

2017-09-30T21:28:48+10:00September 25th, 2017|

Shree Seti Devi Primary School is situated on a hill above the village of Shivalaya and educates children from playgroup to Grade 6. School after the earthquake NAFA has been involved with the Shyama school since 2011 when they funded the building of three toilets and the renovation of 4 classrooms.  They [...]

Classrooms in Kophu school, lower Solu Khumbu rebuilt

2017-09-30T21:37:10+10:00September 25th, 2017|

Over 180 students attend Shree Rampur Lower Secondary School which has 10 classrooms and an office and educates children from playgroup up to year 8. Completing the foundations NAFA started assisting this school in 2009 when we funded the building of 2 new classrooms and installation of equipment for the classrooms. In the [...]

Classrooms in Patle, Okhaldhunga rebuilt

2017-09-30T21:29:22+10:00September 25th, 2017|

Over 340 students attend Shree Patle Higher Secondary School which has 15 classrooms and an office and educates children from playgroup up to year 10. Preparing the land and retaining walls NAFA first assisted this school in 2009 with tin roofing to help them complete a new 3 classroom block.  In 2010 [...]

Remote school rebuild budget averages $11,000 per classroom

2017-09-30T21:35:23+10:00September 19th, 2017|

The average budgeted cost of classrooms being rebuilt with NAFA funds in Nepal is approximately $11,000 per classroom, based on estimates provided by the Nepalese architect who designed them. Factors affecting the cost include: whether the classroom blocks are two storey or one storey; how far the villages are from the end of the road-head [...]

Gabion walls protect Tawal school and village from risk of landslide

2017-09-30T21:34:49+10:00September 16th, 2017|

The village of Tawal in the Dhading district was only 15 kms from the epicentre of the Gorkha earthquake in April 2015. In all of the 25 villages in the Tawal area, 100% of the houses and community infrastructure such as schools was destroyed.  The earthquake triggered a number of landslides and brought other rock [...]

Nepal Earthquakes 12 months on

2016-10-30T15:24:44+10:00May 20th, 2016|

As we reach the twelve months anniversary of the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015 it is time to provide an update on NAFA’s response  to the needs of remote villages so badly affected. Initial response – focus on earthquake victims Map showing the earthquake epicentres and the reas where NAFA [...]

NAFA projects since the earthquakes

2016-10-31T18:00:17+10:00April 12th, 2016|

Since the earthquakes in April and May 2015 NAFA's one off projects will be focused on the rebuilding of classrooms, school toilets, our health clinic in Tawal and village infrastructure. To read more go to Earthquake Response NAFA's on-going projects such as education sponsorship, further education, teacher and health worker salaries will continue as [...]

Report on visit to Shyama, Dolakha

2016-10-31T18:00:56+10:00November 25th, 2015|

Ross and Brenda’s visit to the village of Shyama with our Solu Co-ordinator Phurba Sherpa, architect Sabin Shrestra and NAFA members Kusalta and Saskrita Shrestra - 14 October 2015 Temporary shelters The road to Jiri  is narrow and winds through hills and small villages, the 90km journey took us 7 hours. Due [...]


2016-10-31T18:01:25+10:00November 25th, 2015|

Rod and Deb went to Tawal for three days (25-28 October) shortly after arriving. We wanted to get an updated assessment of their situation following Rod’s visit in June. The five hour jeep part of the trip was terrible as the road is ungraded and barely useable. The photos could not prepare Deb for [...]

Earthquake damage Patle School Okhaldhunga

2016-11-01T13:33:02+10:00July 23rd, 2015|

Homes were destroyed On April 25 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook central Nepal destroying entire communities, killing more than 8,800 people, displacing more than 500,000 people and leaving millions in need of hope and security.  Weeks later on May 12, a 7.3 magnitude quake also struck eastern Nepal near Everest.     [...]

The roofing tin has been delivered

2016-11-01T13:39:43+10:00July 14th, 2015|

Awaiting the tin roofing to be delivered by helicopter       The roofing tin has now been distributed to the 1,223 families in Ri VDC who lost their homes. Carrying the tin roofing home             What an amazing effort from so many people: generous [...]

Thank you to Nepalese Association of Queensland NAQ

2016-11-01T13:41:08+10:00May 20th, 2015|

NAFA would like to thank the Nepalese Association of Queensland NAQ and the Nepalese community for their very generous donation of $37,000 to go towards the earthquake disaster relief in Tawal. This money has been sent to Nepal. Our co-ordinator in Kathmandu, Chandra Tamang will purchase the food and roofing tin and send it [...]

Earthquake Report on the lower Solu Khumbu and Okhaldhunga areas

2016-11-01T13:41:42+10:00May 19th, 2015|

On 25th April a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, the epicentre was in the Gorkha district, west of Kathmandu.  A second earthquake on 12th May measuring 7. 4, the epicentre to the east of Kathmandu and the tremors were felt as far as about 2400 kilometres away.   Patale, Okhaldhunga Solu Khumbu/ [...]

Earthquake destruction and NAFA’s response in Tawal and surrounding villages, Ri VDC, Dhading District, Nepal

2016-11-01T17:39:21+10:00May 19th, 2015|

Before the disaster -Tawal in the distance -Dhuseni in foreground  Introduction On 25th April Saturday around 11: 43 am local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake ripped through Nepal, bringing death, destruction and misery in its wake.  To date, over 8,000 people have lost their lives, thousands more are injured and hundreds of thousands [...]

Generous donations for temporary shelters

2016-11-01T17:39:50+10:00May 19th, 2015|

Nepal suffered a massive earthquake on 25th Aril 2015 and since then the country has been further destabilized by continuous aftershocks. We have received reports from our representatives in Nepal that areas where we have assisted communities with the building of classrooms, school toilets, water infrastructure and other community development infrastructure have been badly [...]

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