Quake-hit school building rebuilt

Dhulikhel, March 1

As rebuilding of structures continues in several parts of the country after the 2015 earthquake rocked the nation, students of Saraswati Secondary School in Dhulikhel, Kavre, will soon be studying in a new earthquake-resistant building.

“The classroom block has been officially handed over to the school authorities,” read a statement released by Sita India, a leading tour operator in India, which donated for construction of the school building.

The school was built by Nepal Relief Fund.

Sita said in a statement that the travel company worked with Abari, a socially-oriented research, design and construction firm based in Nepal, to rebuild the classroom block at the school as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative.

“We are proud to be associated with this project. It is a platform to inspire, experience and interact – as a part of our commitment to support travel that seeks to create a positive impact on the lives of local hosting communities,” said Dipak Deva, Managing Director of Sita.

Sita followed through with Abari at every step of the way, whether it was to cut bamboo or put up classroom rooftops.

“It has been a journey of knowledge and understanding and has given us a deeper meaning of sustainability,” Deva commented.

According to the statement, Sita aims to make travel a meaningful activity and experience in social, ecological and economic terms.