GORKHA: Temporary classrooms were constructed at Mashyal VDC in Gorkha after most of the school buildings in the district were destroyed due to the devastating April 25 earthquake and subsequent aftershocks.

The students of Dallam Higher Secondary School, who have been taking classes in the open for the last 10 days, were recently shifted to temporary classrooms.

The student wing of CPN-UML, along with Nepali Army and Nepal Police, had built as many as 12 classrooms for the school within three days.

The security forces have been actively engaged in the construction of classrooms in tremor-hit areas.

With the construction of temporary classrooms, as many as 500 students of the school have begun to study in a fearless environment.

Shiva Bhatta, head teacher of the school, said  materials from the destroyed buildings were used for construction of temporary classrooms.

“The problems have been solved for the time being with great effort from our well-wishers,” he said.

Shekhar Gautam, a student leader, has been contributing to the construction of classrooms in different places of Gorkha for the last 20 days. He said that a team of 30 people have been deployed for the same purpose in the district. “We will continue to construct temporary classes for one more week,” he informed.

Till now, the student wing has constructed temporary classrooms for Shanti Higher Secondary School, Bhimodaya HS School, Pasuki Lower Secondary School and Siddhashali HS School.

The classes were later handed over to the concerned authorities.

Almost all the school buildings in the worst hit areas of rural Gorkha were destroyed in the April 25 disaster. Teaching-learning activities were hit in the quake affected areas of the district due to the lack of temporary classrooms.