Restructure of School Buildings (TLCs) and Child-Friendly Environment in Selected Communities in Dhading, Nepal

The massive earthquake of 25th April and 12th May caused a great loss of human lives as well as physical infrastructure. ICDC Nepal with the support of KKS Germany initiated the Restructure of School Buildings (TLCs) and Child-Friendly Environment in Selected Communities in Dhading, Nepal project to restructure the destroyed school buildings according to the design of the government of Nepal and to ensure child friendly environment in selected communities. The project aimed to reduce dropout rate of school children, obstruction free teaching learning environment to the students and teachers and stress free environment to the parents. The project provided the facility of pure drinking water as well as basic toilet facilities to the students. The project fostered the reformed and newly formed child clubs and supported the activities of school management committees for effective implementation of the periodic plans, school calendar, and extracurricular activities. The project supported the following Schools of Dhading District: SN Name of the School Address Remarks 1. Gayatri Devi Primary School Nilkantha - 8 Dhading 1 Block containing two rooms, Furniture, D/Water, Latrine Scholarship support 2. Durali Secondary School Nilkantha - 8 Dhading 3. Palpa Samaribhanjyang Secondary School Nilkantha - 9 Dhading 2 Blocks containing two rooms each, Furniture, D/Water, Latrine Scholarship support 4. Annapurna Secondary School Khari 7, Dhading 1 Block containing two rooms, Furniture, D/Water, Latrine Scholarship support 5. Kalika Secondary School Dhola 7, Dhading 6. Jagriti Primary School Dhola 7, Dhading 7. Simalgairi Lower Secondary School Chainpur 9, Dhading 2 Blocks containing two rooms each, Furniture, D/Water, Latrine Scholarship support 8. Kalika Primary School Nilkantha - 8 Dhading 9. Salbas Higher Secondary School Chainpur 3, Dhading 1 Block containing two rooms, D/ Water, Latrine support The project benefited 2150 school children, 106 teacher and parents and school catchment community directly. However, the whole communities are directly benefitted from the project. Local Child Clubs, School Management Committees, Parents Teachers Associations, Local Concern Groups are right holders to have direct benefit from the project. The people of the communities themselves have not still constructed permanent shelter, as the grant support of the government is in slow pace. The indirect beneficiaries include the 3650 HHs adjoining with the service areas of these schools. The project coordinated with School Management Committee, the office of the VDCs, District Education Office, Education Department and other local organizations. Major activities of the program (in bullet) • Meetings with VDC secretary, District education office, SMC & PTA • Semi temporary school building buildup (11 structure-22 rooms) • Semi temporary latrine construction according to the need of the school • Hilltake, HDEP etc. for drinking water supply in the school • Scholarship support to 900 vulnerable children • Orientation to SMC, PTA and teacher (2 days orientation in each school) • CPC support • Reformation and activation support to CPC • Child Club reformation and extra-curricular activities support Main Achievements of the Program (in bullet) Frequent meetings are conducted with different stakeholders. In the coordination meeting with DEO the schools to be reconstructed were finalized and recommended by DEO. With the close collaboration of School Management Committees, Parents Teachers Associations and local communities all the project activities are running smoothly. The project has constructed 9 semi permanent school building structures with 22 rooms all together. More than 2000 students are directly benefitted by the construction of the semi permanent school building. The project has supported the school management committees for toilet construction in 7 schools, drinking water maintenance support in 8 schools furniture support in 7 schools. It also has supported 800 vulnerable and needy children with stationeries, school bags and uniforms. Likewise the project has supported 8 child clubs of 8 schools with hoarding boards, stationeries and letter pads. More than 2000 students are directly benefitted by the toilet construction and drinking water maintenance support in the schools. Moreover, 800 students fulfilled their recent need of stationeries and school uniform. The project is supporting the SMCs and PTAs of the respective schools by providing orientation to establish the child friendly environment in the school and in the home of the students and to strengthen the administrative and educational capacity of the school. Child Clubs in the schools are formed and reformed in all 8 schools. The project is supporting the CCs of the respective 8 schools for their extracurricular activities. Also, the project has supported to reform and reactivate the child protection committees in respective VDCs and wards of municipality