The area of Laharepauwa in Nepal was significantly impacted by the 2015 earthquake, there were 597 casualties and 54 deaths including many children. For the size of the area, this is a very high concentration of incidents when compared with the rest of the country. Their school was completely destroyed and the children had nowhere to learn.
We completed the reconstruction of their primary school early in 2017 to serve 300 students. There were also significant number of children experiencing mental health issues resulting from their traumatic experiences during and after the earthquake. Rebuilding the school not only provided a place for the children to learn but also a central location for the children to meet and begin the healing process with the help of professionals. The local community was very much behind this project offering free unskilled labour.