SEIN to reconstruct 13 schools

Kathmandu, December 26

Shanti Education Initiative Nepal is reconstructing 13 school buildings damaged by the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May this year.

This was announced in an interaction programme with principals and School Management Committee chairpersons of the 13 partner schools. Rabindra Maharjan, chairperson of SEI Nepal, said a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect was signed with the Department of Education some time back and work would start soon after coordinating with various other government agencies.

The principals and chairpersons of school management committees of 13 schools of Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Kavrepalanchowk and Dolakha districts asked the office bearers and staff of the organisation different questions on the way forward.

Maharjan said that after the implementation of these programmes in the first phase, the organisation will furnish classrooms and conduct teacher training in the second phase.

SEI Nepal has been involved in improving the physical infrastructure of schools, conducting teacher training and mobilising volunteers for improving the quality of education in community schools.

Since its inception in 2010, the organisation has completed physical infrastructure development of 26 schools from four districts, conducted teacher training benefiting more than 250 primary level teachers and mobilised more than 25 national and international volunteers at nine schools.