Established in 1962, Shree Jeevan Jyoti Higher Secondary School was catastrophically damaged by the 2015 Earthquakes. Following site visits from CITC trustees, engineers and representatives of Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service, CITCNepal decided to work in partnership with Cheshire Fire and London Fire Cadets to raise over £100,000 for the rebuilding of 6 earthquake resistant classrooms over 2 storeys, an innovative design approved by the Ministry of Education’s post-earthquake constructions standards ‘Building Back Better’. School Principal Janak Kumar Thapa spoke of the importance of the build in 2016 “If we are able to setup a new building at school firstly the student will be directly benefited. They will enjoy coming and sitting in the class. Teacher will be able to demonstrate educational materials and manage the class easily which finally lives to the quality education in the school. Similarly students from the neighboring school and VDC will also be interested to come in our school that helps to increase the number of students in the school. So to provided quality education it will be a mile stone for the school.”
In 2017 the build was completed attracting many admiring comments, it is a unique and wonderful beacon for the local area. The exemplary standard of the construction is evident and is a credit to the construction team who worked through extraordinarily difficult conditions brought on by a particularly heavy monsoon season and the local community who pulled together to prepare the land. It will make a huge difference to the children of Kangel who, since the 2015 Earthquakes have been studying in inadequate, temporary shelters that are prone to overheating in the hot Nepalese sun and leaking during the monsoons. The new earthquake resistant classrooms will provide a fantastic learning environment where the children can be inspired to succeed in their education.
Clean water and gender specific toilets will be the second phase of this exciting development.