Back to school in Rasuwa

Emergency program to support the education system in the areas most affected by the earthquake in order to promote the restart of educational activities for children and teenagers

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Beneficiaries (*)

Local partners

DoE - Department of Education

International partners

Asia Onlus

Funding agencies

Emilia Romagna Region

Municipalities of Camposanto, Colorno, Pavullo, San Felice sul Panaro

Irma Romagnoli Foundation

Spoleto for Nepal

Cooperatives, associations and private citizens

Starting date

May 2015

Implementation period

7 months

GVC and partners contribute to the reactivation of school activities in Rasuwa Disctrict by setting up 31 temporary schools able to accommodate 70 students each, providing educational services to 2142 children and adolescents in Saramthali and Yarsa Municipalities (VDC). Reactivating regular school activities signifies, not only the reduction of human capital loss following the earthquake, but also the possibility to offer children and adolescents a safe and secure space in a highly stressful situation. The school structures are light and simple but also resistant, in order to guarantee the safety of students and teachers endangered by the seismic swarm, and they are also adequate to face heavy rain caused by monsoons. The project also foresees furnishing the schools with equipment and didactic materials. They are provided with toilets and hand washing facilities, kits for personal hygiene, and water purification systems that are fundamental in these kind of contexts. The program is implemented by GVC and NGO partners, through management committees, one for each school, and adopts the cash for work methodology: local people will benefit from it by receiving an economic compensation, which represents an important contribution to those families who lost their main sources of income. The scope is improving the resilience of those populations, preventing them from falling in acute poverty.

Contributing to the fast restart of educational activities interrupted by the earthquake of April 2015, by reactivating school programs for the students living in Yarsa and Saramthali VDC - Village Development Committees in Rasuwa District, Nepal. 

  • Setting up of 31 temporary schools for 2142 students, equipped with toilets and hand washing facilities.

  • Purchase and distribution of school equipment (desks, chairs, blackboards, etc.) and distribution of didactic/educational materials (books, notebooks, etc.) provided by UNICEF

  • Training of 79 teachers on socio-educational models for the reduction and progressive recovery of students from trauma after the earthquake

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