Print Edition - 2015-06-24 | News
Picking up the pieces after quake
Jun 23, 2015-
Locals of Kubhinde VDC in Sindhupalchok are now picking up the pieces and rebuilding their homes, schools and health institutions one by one.
Instead of perfunctory relief packages the locals are now focused on reconstruction and want to build back schools and health posts along with establishing a proper system to ensure clean drinking water.
The Himalayan Family Health Project is currently helping people of the VDC and its neighbouring villages. The organisation is first helping them build schools and a health clinic in the first phase after which they have requested proper clean drinking water management. A team led by founder of the project, Dr Devi Gurung, is working at the location.
Gurung was once a homeless teenager in Kathmandu, many years ago. “I did not have a place to live. I know how it feels to be homeless,” he said, “I want to help,”
The project has already made available Rs 200,000 of the committed 700,000 for reconstructing Naubise’s Seti Devi Primary School. The locals have presented a proposal of around Rs 5 million for the reconstruction of schools, drinking water project and health post. “We will heed the demands of the local in various stages and carry out reconstruction work,” said Dhorje Gurung, president of the Project’s Nepal chapter.
Published: 24-06-2015 08:13