earthquake reconstruction and rebuilding project
The devasting earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale struck Nepal on 25 April 2015 causing a huge loss of lives and property. More than 500,000 houses were completely destroyed.
As a social and humanitarian organization, R4C provided immediate relief and assistance to the affected people in different districts that were severely affected. The earthquake severly impacted 14 districts (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur Kavrepalanchowk, Sindhupalchowkm, Dolakha, Ramechap, Okhaldhunga, Dhading, Gorkha, Makawanpur, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Nuwakot) where about 5.4 million people live.
Our relief aid included food, clothes, shelter, tarpaulin and CGI sheet) and education materials support as many school collapsed. A total of 4484 households and 3 schools from 8 different districts (Kaski, Lamjung, Gorkha, Dhading, Sindhupalchowk, Syangja, Parbat and Dolakha) benefitted from our relief operation.
Following the emergency relief aids operation, R4C is preparing to execute a long term reconstruction project to rebuilt the schools, in Marpak VDC of Dhading district in collaboration with our funding partners CWS HK, Freedom Matters UK, Movenpick Hotel and Resorts and ONGD-FNEL Luxembourg.
Marpak is a remote hilly area located in the Northern belt of the district headquarter Dhading Besi. The total population of Marpak VDC is approximately 5000 and the number of households is 1056. During the immediate relief phase R4C distributed 2 bundles of tin sheets for shelter to every household in Marpak. All 10 schools in the area that provided education for 2000 students completely collapsed and R4C is currently in the planning phase for rebuilding them in coordination with the District Education Office.