SSS_Mankha

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Developing Hands – Building Secondary School in Mankha, Sindhupalchok, Nepal

Update: Shree Saraswati High School, Mankha, Sindhupalchowk – Project has been successfully completed. The inauguration ceremony was on February 15th, 2017.

In 2014, Developing Hands partnered with another non-profit organization, Namlo International, to build our first school in Mankha VDC of the Sindhupalchok District in Nepal.  Mankha is home to about 4,000 people, largely subsistence farmers. It’s barely even on the map, and if you look at Wikipedia, there is simply a one line entry with data from 1991. Developing Hands is building the replacement building for “Shree Saraswati Secondary School” in ward no. 4 of Mankha where more than 200 students will benefit from the school.  The previous school was rundown with major structural damage and required a replacement building as soon as possible in order to keep the children safe.  With the rebuilding of the school, students will no longer live in fear of the school crumbling on top of them, and ultimately be able to continue their studies to further their lives. The construction of “Shree Saraswati Secondary School’s” new building started in November 2014 and has an estimated completion date of June 2015.

Our school was nearing completion when devastated earthquake hit Nepal on April 25th and May 12th, 2015. The epicenter was our school area and it damaged our school. None of the houses were standing after the brutal earthquake. With the help of Namlo Nepal, reconstruction work started again in last quarter of 2016.

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