What will NAFA do after earthquake rebuilding is completed in 2018?

2021-09-21T07:50:14+10:00September 26th, 2017|

In mid 2018 NAFA hopes to complete the significant rebuilding commitments it made after the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015. It will be a big achievement for a small, volunteer run NGO - an achievement of which we can be collectively very proud. Butterfly child care centre But what happens then? [...]

Rebuilding the classrooms in Shyama Dolakha

2021-09-20T22:29:29+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

2021-09-20T22:29:11+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

2021-09-20T22:28:59+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 [...]

First phase of NAFA’s remote schools earthquake rebuild program completed!

2021-09-21T07:47:20+10:00September 19th, 2017|

In the past nine months NAFA has helped nine remote villages across five districts in Nepal rebuild or substantially repair their schools after the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015. Recently constructed Shyama classrooms The first phase of the rebuild is completed. We are very proud of local builders’ achievements under very [...]

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 [...]

Sadit Maharjan reflects on work and life in remote Nepal

2021-09-21T07:47:33+10:00April 2nd, 2017|

Sadit with host family Post the earthquake of April 2015, I was more exposed to the humanitarian role that a civil engineer can play in reconstruction of the society. My will to help the earthquake affected areas recover and the enthusiasm to be with needy people were my main motivation during the projects [...]

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