For Immediate Release: NAMLO INTERNATIONAL BREAKS GROUND ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN NEPAL

 For Immediate Release:

NAMLO INTERNATIONAL BREAKS GROUND ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION IN RAGHU, NEPAL

239 secondary students will have a permanent school to call home

 

Raghu, Nepal – March 6, 2017 in a remote village in the western region of Nepal, the construction for a public secondary school has commenced. This school, which was damaged during the deadly earthquake of April 2015, serves 239 students that have been displaced since the earthquake. In June of 2015, the International Organization for Standardization created ISO 16711:2015 in response to the global devastation countries like Nepal, Indonesia and Japan have faced due to structures collapsing during earthquakes.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the progress

“Namlo International is only able to support the local community of Raghu in this effort because they have identified this school as a priority and because of the generous support of our donors.” Says Lorena Garcia, Executive Director of Namlo International. “Education is a vital step to ensuring an economically sound future for anyone and Nepal is no exception.”

 

The Nepalese staff work with local experts and construction workers to design the school to meet the Seismic Assessment and Retrofit of Concrete Structures Standard and to ensure that the development of this school is led by the local community.

 

“The hard work and dedication of the community will make it possible for the 239 students to return to a good school infrastructure, with renewed spaces, making it possible for children and youth that live in remote areas to study.” Says Nepal Director, Dipendra Joshi.

 

Construction on the School in Raghu is estimated to be complete by June of 2017.

 

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For more information, please contact Lorena Garcia, Executive Director of Namlo International at 303-399-3469 or via email at lgarcia@namlo.org. You can also view images of the progress by clicking here.