Why this project needed our help
A 7.8 magnitude tremor on 25 April 2015, followed by a 7.3 aftershock two weeks later, killed almost 9,000 people. More than 740,000 homes and 32,000 classrooms were damaged or destroyed throughout Nepal but nowhere was worse hit than the steep, crowded and poor mountainside dwellings close to the epicentre in the Sindhupalchok District and the villages between Jiri and Lukla.
1 4 Schools Rebuilt since 2015
Following the earthquake, the Juniper Trust was able to rebuild 10 schools in Nepal by the end of 2016, an ambitious and successful project that helped almost 2000 children. The difficulty of sourcing and delivering materials into a remote region, the complexity of permission, new earthquake regulations and the vagaries of the weather, was occasionally daunting but with the invaluable help of our local teams, the Juniper Trust has been able to deliver quickly.
News of the good work spread, and JT were approached by many villages that were either still without a school or using temporary shelters. In 2017, JT raised money to rebuild Garjyang School and a further three primary schools have been rebuilt in 2018 – Saraswati School, Siruwa and Namuna. The latest three schools are feeder primary schools for the now prospering Kinja School which was one of the first schools to rebuilt by JT in 2016.
3 more Schools in 2019
Continuing the momentum, JT plan to rebuild three more schools in 2019: a Kindergarten at Bamti village and two three classroom schools at Rawa Dolu and Vidhyadatri Khaptel. Work will start at the first school, Rawa Dolu in January 2019 and subject to fundraising, we hope to complete all three schools by November 2019. The Juniper Trust still receives many requests of help from other schools and we will help where we can.