After the 2015 earthquake, when we first visited the school, we found completely and partially collapsed buildings. The school also had no running water. Lessons were held outdoors in the blazing sun, in temperatures of more than 40°C.
As an emergency aid, the Tara Namaste Foundation provided new school supplies for the more than 200 students and financed a new water pipeline for the school. At the same time, a provisional school building was built using bamboo and corrugated sheet metal.
Since the 2015 earthquake, the Tara Namaste Foundation has provided the Shree Patal Devi school with teaching materials for 200 children and paid for the following for all of the students:
- English classes
- school supplies, such as notebooks
- writing utensils and textbooks
- school uniforms
The people in the region are extremely grateful for this continued support. This is because, other than the emergency aid provided by the visitors from Switzerland who travelled to the region immediately after the earthquake, this is the only support the people of Ghyalchok have received since the earthquake.