Nepal

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. Now almost two years later – not much has happened. Therefore, Human Act decided to set up projects in Dolakha district.

Human Act wants to build low-cost and earthquake resistant school buildings in remote areas. The schools we support, often do not even have connecting road access.

Constructing school buildings

To show an example of how to build low-cost and earthquake resistant buildings, we have as the first project funded a three-classroom building at Guranse Primary School. The school educates 65 children from nursery to class five. The school experienced severely damage during the earthquake, and the children currently do not have proper education facilities.

The construction work is initiated February 2017 and is expected to finish in the end of April 2017.

To secure local ownership, the local community contributes with 15% of the construction work.

The construction of Guranse Primary School is financed by the founders of Human Act.

Construction of three classroom building, Guranse School

ExpensesCost ($)
Labour$8.600
Building material$19.000
Building engineering (design, implementation, monitoring)$2.900
One-time expenses$30.500
Local Contribution$-4.575
Total$25.925

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