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Rehabilitation of Public Schools - Sindhupalchok District, Nepal

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Reconstruction of safe and child-friendly schools

Since the immediate aftermath of the earthquake of April 25th 2015, Caritas Switzerland has been supporting the affected population in Sindhupalchok district. Recognizing the importance of education, and following the requests of the Government of Nepal, Caritas Switzerland established Temporary Learning Centers before the onset of the monsoon season. During the monsoon season, detailed technical and social assessments paved the way for the development of the designs for the reconstruction of 34 safe and child-friendly schools. These were now approved by the Department of Education, and construction works will start in March 2016.

About Caritas Switzerland

As an independent relief agency, Caritas Switzerland provides emergency relief and reconstruction in humanitarian crises and supports people in need in Switzerland and worldwide in areas such as water, sanitation and hygiene, food security and disaster risk reduction. Caritas Switzerland is a member of the international Caritas Network. https://www.caritas.ch/en/home/

For further information about the project, please contact: Field Office Kathmandu: +977 015 55 35 51 / nepal@caritas.ch Head Office Switzerland: +41 41 419 22 22 / info@caritas.ch