Human Act in Nepal
On 25 April and 12 May 2015, Nepal suffered a devastating earthquake, killing nearly 9,000 people and injuring nearly 22,000.
The earthquake on 12 May 2015 hit the Dolakha district of Nepal. Hundreds of thousands of people were made homeless, with entire villages flattened. Dolakha’s public and private schools experienced the third highest levels of damage among the 14 priority districts.
Human Act seeks to provide and to build low-cost and earthquake resistant school buildings in remote areas that were previously damaged during the earthquake. Many of the schools we support, often do not even have connecting road access, emphasising the importance of constructing resistant buildings.
Constructing school buildings
We have as the first project funded, a three-classroom building at Guranse Primary School. The school educates 65 children from nursery age to class five . The school experienced severe damage during the 2015 earthquake, and prior to our involvement the children lacked the appropriate education facilities.
Alongside the construction of school buildings, Human Act has also helped rebuild private homes for some of the poorest families within the Dolakha district. Granting additional assistance to those who have been most directly impacted by the earthquake.