Support an earthquake-affected community in Nepal to complete construction of its new community library!

Update 1 - 09 Aug - Raised CAD 1460 from 9 donors, thank you!


Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:16 - Sundarawati School Library Front
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Thu, 06/06/2019 - 14:38 - Sundrawati School incomplete Gabion WallSundrawati School incomplete Gabion Wall

What is the Project about?

Sundrawati Community Library and Resource Centre (SCLRC) is located in the village of Damarang in Dolakha district and is affiliated with Shree Sundrawati Lower Secondary School. Since 2017, Nepal Library Foundation (NLF) has worked with several partners to build this new, 3-room learning centre and support curriculum and staff development there. The SCLRC features Open Learning Exchange’s E-Pustakalaya in a learning lab with several computers, plus a traditional library with resources for all ages. It is currently being used by teachers and students of Sundrawati School as the actual school building has not yet been reconstructed by the government.


What is this fundraising campaign about?

NLF and its partners were proud to see the SCLRC open its doors in July 2018. However, the building is situated on a steep slope prone to landslide risk, and over the last year the community has worked to build a high quality retaining wall behind the facility. The wall is incomplete due to lack of funds.


What happens if the wall is not completed?

The wall must be completed as soon as possible to protect against the monsoon. The newly built community library faces the risk of being swept away by landslides if not.


How can I help?

We are now seeking funds to complete construction of this project, which includes bioengineering and technical support from Earthquake Safety Solutions. Please donate here.


How much are you raising?

$5,000. Funds will be used to complete the gabion wall, which is estimated to cost $4500 (subject to wage, materials, and exchange rate fluctuations). Any remaining funds will be used towards maintenance of the SCLRC over time.


Tell me more about Sundrawati Lower Secondary School

190 students, from KG to Grade 8, from diverse ethnic communities including Thangmi, Bahun, Chetri, Dalit, Newar, and Tamang communities. The majority of students come from the highly marginalized Thangmi indigenous community.


[Your donation will be received directly by Nepal Library Foundation through PayPal. You can also send a cheque to Nepal Library Foundation,1426 Chamberlain Drive, North Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V7K 1P6, Phone: (+1) 604 987 3826]



Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:45 - Sundarawati School Library Students
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