Volunteer organisations to help Pokhara schoolsThe District Disaster Management Committee, Pokhara, has decided to set up volunteer groups in the district to renovate and reconstruct damaged and collapsed school buildings
According to the coordinator of the organisation, Deependra Shrestha, the committee plans to run classes in tents and other temporary structures while reconstructing the damaged infrastructures.
Shrestha also added that they had decided in favour of temporary classrooms since managing resources required for reconstructing and refurbishing the affected institutions would take time, and it would have to complete many bureaucratic procedures.
According to committee members, more than 60 organisations have shown interests in providing the necessary resources required for reconstructing damaged schools. The committee plans to involve interested organisations on the basis of One School One Organisation policy. According to District Education Officer Ambika Prasad Acharya, around 90 schools in the district have been affected by the quake, of which around a dozen are in bad shape. He also added that contributions from volunteer organisations have come as a relief in time of crisis.
Motilal Parajuli, a teacher at Panchakoshi Lower Secondary School said that he was excited to know that help was pouring in from all
sides and works were being done to start classes as soon as possible.