Print Edition - 2015-06-11  |  Earthquake Relief

Aussie govt supports schools

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 10, 2015-

The Australian government has provided 5 million Australian dollars to Plan International to build inclusive temporary learning centres in Nepal. The earthquake has damaged 23 per cent of the country’s schools, affecting one million children. An estimated 36,000 classrooms were destroyed in the quake.

Issuing a statement on Wednesday, the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu said its government had provided the funds for Plan International’s Building Back Safer Schools for All (BBSSA) project. The project will invest in building temporary learning centres in Dolakha district. “The project will focus particularly on the needs of children with disabilities and disadvantaged girls, who, without special attention, are likely to be the last group of children to have access to education,” the statement reads.

Besides, the organisation will build 12 schools in Dolakha, Sindhupalchok, Sindhuli, Makwanpur and Kathmandu. The idea, according to the organisation, is for the buildings to “serve as models for safer, more inclusive schools”.

Published: 11-06-2015 08:53

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