Print Edition - 2015-06-01  |  Earthquake Relief

Political leaders and cadres help rebuild schools in Ramechhap

- Tika Prasad Bhatta, RAMECHHAP
Political leaders and cadres help rebuild schools in Ramechhap

May 31, 2015-

CPN-UML’s Chandra Bahadur Shahi and the UCPN (Maoist)’s Suresh Ale Magar, along with other political leaders, are currently in Ramechhap clearing the debris from damaged school buildings and building temporary shelters for quake survivors. The leaders are working alongside cadres to rebuild and repair the damaged schools so as to get them ready for classes, which are scheduled to start today. Schools across the country have remained closed since the Great Earthquake rattled the country on April 25.

According to UCPN Maoist district in-charge Dawa Lama, the party’s cadres have been deployed in four schools to build temporary shelters where students can attend classes without fear. The cadres, who have come from different parts of the country, are currently working in all three municipalities in the district. The volunteers have been managing their food and shelter needs by themselves.

A team led by the UML’s Chandra Bahadur Shahi is setting up temporary shelters for schools in Chisapani. A group of 50 UML cadres from the Karnali region have teamed up with 50 other cadres from Ramechhap to contribute free labour to repair the schools of Gelu Village.

A week has passed since the District Education Office in Ramechhap had appealed to the schools to start classes again. But most of the schools in the district are still in ruins, and they do not have temporary shelters.

 More than 400 school buildings in the district have been damaged by the quakes.

Published: 01-06-2015 07:48

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