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Shree Bhanu School, Nepal

Nepal earthquakes, 2015

Many of you will have been thinking about the staff and pupils at Shree Bhanu School since two devastating earthquakes struck Nepal in April and May this year.

Fortunately all our staff are safe and well, and our thoughts are with the Nepali people as they begin rebuilding their communities.

Due to difficulties with communication since the earthquakes, we haven’t yet received news from the school itself. As soon as we hear anything we’ll be in touch.

Mani visits Shree Bhanu School, February 2015

When Mani Karmacharya, WaterAid's Communications Officer in Nepal, visited the school in February, he brought back news of some amazing progress.

"It’s great to see the work has been completed,” Principal Hiralal Mahato told him. “A handpump and bio sand filter have been installed for drinking water, as well as a brand new toilet block.

Three Nepalese girls using a handpump.
Students wash their hands at the new pump at Shree Bhanu School, Nepal.
Photo: WaterAid/Mani Karmacharya

“Now no-one has to go out to urinate or to defecate. Students do not have to miss classes, and teachers can concentrate on their students’ study.

“We also have a positive new challenge to look forward to: maintaining these services! The first thing I am going to do is call the parents to form a school management committee to help us.

“Everything has changed for us since the new facilities arrived. The students are so happy.”

By choosing to support our work through the Schools Linking Project, you'll be helping more teachers and pupils like those at Shree Bhanu. Your kindness makes all the difference in the world – thank you.