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Gorkha schools run under tents

- SUDIP KAINI, Gorkha

Feb 22, 2016- Most of the earthquake-damaged schools in Gorkha are running their classes under the tents and flimsy makeshift classrooms. 

Children have difficulty studying under tents, especially during winter and monsoon.
Chiranjibi Kapri, a teacher at Janashakti Higher Secondary School in Namjung, they have to stop the classes during monsoon and cold winter days. He said the tarpaulins used to build tents and classrooms have started tearing up. 
Sadhana Tripathi, the principal of Ratna Laxmi Secondary School, said they had built the temporary classes 10 months ago and they have worn out.
Some schools have even shifted their classrooms inside the damaged buildings, though they are not safe.
District Education Office has started reconstructing the school buildings, but it will be years before the children will get to study inside proper classrooms.  
It is going to take at least three years to complete the reconstruction project, according to District Education Officer Dipendra Subedi. The earthquake on April 25 last year had affected 4, 216 classrooms in the district.
Quake-damaged schools await help
KAVRE: The quake-damaged government schools in Kavre are awaiting government and donors help to reconstruct their classrooms. A majority of the community schools in the district are teaching under makeshift classrooms after the earthquake. District Education Officer Balkrishna Simkhada said nearly 500 school buildings in the district were affected by the earthquake. 
Dhading busy rebuilding 
DHADING: The District Education Office of Dhading plans to reconstruct 40 percent of the quake-affected school buildings by the end of this fiscal year. 
   According to District Education Officer Ganesh Dhakal, some social organisations working in the district agreed to build some new school buildings after the local administration requested them not to build temporary classrooms. 
    Nearly all schools in the district destroyed by the earthquake.

Published: 22-02-2016 08:03

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