Good Earth Nepal served as an Earthbag technical consultant for the reconstruction of a 2 classroom primary school sponsored by Birds of Passage, an Australian non-profit. The school was rebuilt on a hilltop in the village of Samundradevi, VDC-4 and we had our official opening on April 30th, 2016. This is our second school to open! The opening was a great success, with Dr. Owen Geiger in attendance!
The school accommodates 35 students, grades 1 through 3. At present, the children are studying in an open-air tin shack.
This project was sponsored by Birds of Passage.
Good Earth Nepal sponsored and led the reconstruction of a 2 room primary school with Earthbag technology. The project is a cooperative effort to bring to life the "Dream Village" vision of Expansion Nepal NGO.
The school is intended for about 145 students and will need 4 more classrooms to be a sufficient learning environment.
Good Earth Nepal is proud to have completed the construction of Shree Seti Devi Pancha Kanya Primary School in Phulping, Sindhupalchok. The build was funded by the 108 Lives Project, a project of the Three Jewels Outreach Center Inc.
This project was unique because we built this four room Earthbag school using the original foundation, windows, doors, metal roofing and steel posts. Wrapping the Earthbag courses around the posts, "The design is very strong because the steel frame braces the Earthbag walls, and the Earthbag walls and buttresses reinforce the steel posts", according to Dr. Owen Geiger upon his evaluation of the progress made.
Following the Gorkha Earthquake, thousands of schools were left in a similar state as Shree Seti Devi, with walls crumbled but the foundation still in tact. Using the original foundation to rebuild cuts construction time in half and saves thousands of dollars.
108 Lives Projects around the world serve as platforms for emerging social entrepreneurs to deliver self-sustainability to communities in need.