It’s been an incredible two weeks, racing against the clock. But after 37 days at home, our kids are finally back at school. In Dhawa, we completed the first complete temporary school in the district, with enough room to house all 600 children. Well done Giri!
One down. 3052 to go. In a big team effort with our long time friends Abari and Friends of India, we’re completing the first prototype transitional classroom in Gorkha.
If had been 10 days since the quake. And not a word from our men. Their village had no road access – but we new from aerial reconnaissance that their whole district was decimated. Most of them had been working for us in Dhawa when if struck. All had to head directly home not knowing what they would find.
Photos of the damage to Shree Prabhat school’s two sites in Dhawa – where 600 children would have been having lessons had it not been a Saturday
I’m not sure how many more photos I can take now of the devastation around my home here in Dhawa. Every time I look at the unrecognisable piles of rock and twisted metal, their jovial resilient owners lost for words, my stomach is in knots.
It’s been a tough 36 hours, back home in Dhawa after a couple of months away, and yet feeling like I don’t know where I am
Most of you have probably heard the awful news from Nepal today, where a massive 7.9 earthquake struck just before noon.
In Dhawa, we completed the first complete temporary school in the district, with enough room to house all 600 children.