Flood-affected schools build new classrooms

Flood-affected schools build new classrooms

Jul 1, 2015-

Two schools damaged by the mid-August floods last year at Purandhara in the district have finally rebuilt their buildings with donations from various organisations.

The Gangate-based Saraswoti Janata Secondary School constructed a three-room building at the cost of Rs 1.2 million while the Dhobighat-based Babai Primary School built two-room structure with Rs 800,000 received from various donors.

Nepal Youth Foundation provided Rs 2 million to construct five classrooms in the flood-hit schools. Likewise, the District Education Office and the District Disaster Relief Fund had also provided Rs 1 million to the schools. The building work, however, had been delayed as construction materials were not supplied on time. Babai School’s Headmaster Bhupa Bahadur Shrisha Magar said they resumed classes in the newly-built building. “Students were compelled to study under tarpaulins in the past,” he said.

Likewise, Saraswoti Janata School Management Committee Chairman Khadga Kunwar said they are still facing shortage of classrooms and students are studying under tents. Dilli Bahadur Oli, acting head teacher of the school, said they are conducting multiple classes under a single tarpaulin.

Published: 02-07-2015 07:52

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