During the earthquake of 2015, 90% of 500 schools of Gorkha district were destroyed. NJSI had supported eleven schools of remote Gorkha through building reconstruction, toilet construction, teachers’ training and furniture distribution.
On 6th of June, a team of NJSI revisited eight schools to monitor the application of the support: Jalamukhi Primary School, Janashakti School, Baraha School, Saurpani School, Bardi Danda School, Siddartha School, Saptakanya School and Muldevi School. Though the team had to face complications crossing huge river and driving through dense mud, they felt blissful to observe more than 500 students happily attaining education in safe buildings. In most of the schools, toilets and furniture were well maintained and used.
The team was welcomed with appreciative programs and interactions. It was also impressive to learn five out of eight schools were led by female principals.