Earthquake Update 4

We have now finished raising funds for supporting both Aandhimul and other earthquake affected areas. Money has come in from the UK, Europe and Australia. Again, we want to thank all of you who have donated. So we have put together a summary pdf of the money raised, and where it will be going. Please click this link to view or download it

However, we will still keep you updated on the progression of the houses being rebuilt in Aandhimul as things happen. Below are some more pictures sent across only this morning.

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Gyan Bahadur’s rebuilding work is progressing well.
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Lal Maya’s house demolishing has now started.


House demolishing and rebuilding continues

Last week Dhan Raj finished demolishing work on his house. Gyan Bahadur and Jaya Bahadur have both started to rebuild theirs, and Hari Chandra is doing demolishing work but Lal Maya has not yet started. And the work is going slow because of lack of manpower.

2015-06-06 – jaya bahadur house demolishing
Jay Bahadur’s house being demolished
More of Jay Bahadur's house being demolished
More of Jay Bahadur’s house being demolished
The completed demolishing of Dhan Raj's house.
The completed demolishing of Dhan Raj’s house.
The rebuilding of Gyan Bahadur's house.
The rebuilding of Gyan Bahadur’s house.

Below is a picture of Gyan Bahadur receiving NRS 5000.00 as first instalment on 2 June. Bikram, our project manager, will pay others when they start to rebuild and according to their work progress.

2015-06-06 – gyan bahadur receiving nrs 5000.00 in Dumre

School lunch (khaja) and materials

For records and transparency purposes our project manager Bikram collects all the receipts for the school khaja (lunch) from Kamala, a project teacher, and for the school materials, Rameshowr, the Headteacher.

With the increase in children the project will now be paying NRS 6000.00 for khaja and NRS 6000.00 for materials per month, an increase of NRS 2000.00 for both.

And last week Bikram held a meeting with the teachers and discussed about the distribution of the khaja. Due to the increase in student numbers, and lack of space and utensil, it is not possible to provide khaja to all the students at the same time. So they have decided to provide khaja for Nursery and Class 1 students in first lot, and Classes 2–4 in the second lot.

2015-06-06 – meeting with female teachers

Below is a picture of Kamala writing down a new recipe for making a super flour, a more nutritious meal that the children will be eating for their lunch.

2015-06-06 – kamala making note how to prepare super flour

Children from Class 2 learning
Children from Class 2 learning

New SMC and PTA appointed in School


2015-06-06 – parent meeting to choose SMC and PTA

On the 5th June the School Management Committee (SMC) and Parent Teacher Association (PTA) was created for this school year. Those who were voted and assigned are listed below:

Formation of SMC

Harishchandra Bhujel Chairperson
Anita Bhujel Member
Sita Bhujel Member
Dil Maya Bhujel Member
Manu Bhujel Member
Bir Bahadur Gurung Member
Gita Pandey Teacher Representative
Dhruba Lamechhane Ward Representative Ex Officio Member
Rameshowr Lamechhane Member secretary

2015-06-06 – member of SMC

Formation of PTA

Ramkrishna Bhujel Chairperson
Anita Bhujel Member
Jureli Bhujel Member
Jit Kumar Bhujel Member
Shankhaman Bhujel Member
Harischandra Bhujel Ex Officio Member
Gita Pandey Ex Officio Member
Dhruba Lamechhane Ex Officio Member
Rameshowr Lamechhane Ex Officio Member

2015-06-06 – member of PTA