teamtischer joins in reconstruction aid in Nepal
Press coverage of Nepal and the earthquake has all but disappeared, making room for more recent events. However, charity organization FNH – for which we built three workshops in the youth hostel in Kathmandu in April 2013 – reports that the situation has hardly improved at all in the regions of the developing country that were affected by the earthquake. This prompted teamtischer to dispatch a new team to provide direct assistance on location this fall. Between October 3 and 24, 2015, we are sending eleven of our people to rebuild schools that were destroyed by the earthquake. Those colleagues remaining at home base in Germany will be covering for them and providing back-up wherever necessary.
Divided up into two groups, we use our tools and our know-how in trade fair and store construction to completely rebuild a primary school with four classrooms and repair another school in Dukuchhap, a severely affected town around 15 km from Kathmandu. FNH is providing €30,000 for the material – prefabricated parts produced in Kathmandu – and is organizing the project in close cooperation with its local partner organization, the Forum for the Welfare of Himalayan Children (FWHC) and the local school committees.
We look forward to interesting encounters and the challenges that await us there. We will also be reporting on this in early October in FNH’s earthquake blog.