SHREE DEURALI PRIMARY SCHOOL, TARTONG
Shree Deurali Primary School was perched on the side of the Himalayan foothills in Tartong some 2,300m above sea level. Constructed of simple stone and timber, it stood no chance against the 7.8 magnitude quake. In order to give the new school the best foundation to build on, an impressive level area was engineered out of the hill side using dynamite and a big digger to break up the parent rock.
The school feeds a catchment of many villages around Tartong and is now a beacon within the community that the locals who helped contruct it are very proud of.
We are extremely grateful to the Inner Wheel Clubs of Great Britain and Northern Ireland who contributed £42,000 toward the first of three rebuilds that School in a Bag committed to help fund.
The children have the most amazing view from their new school right up through the Langtang Valley!
“It was such a joy to lay the first foundation stones for this school when we visited for the one year anniversary of the earthquake in April 2016. Our members of Inner Wheel are delighted that we have a legacy in Nepal supporting the wonderful children in Tartong.”