AFTER 2015 EARTHQUAKE IN NEPAL CWDS GET NEW HOME
The hostel of these Children with Disabilities (CWDs) at Shree JangagritiSchool in Sangachowk, in VDC in Sindhupalchowk district was completely destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. NJSI in collaboration with “AmiciDeiBambini” and with the financial support of “Provincia autonoma di Balzano Alto Adige• had taken the initiative of building a new hostel. This is one of the four hostels for specialchildren under construction by NJSIwhile the other three are in Nuwakot district and supported by MZF and Xaveir Network.
The construction of the hostel building was completed by Nepal Jesuit SocialInstitute by the end of January 2017,while finishing and some toilet works took another month. The Hostel has the capacity of 20 children, but at present there are about 12 children residing. The children who have returned back to their village due to lack of space in the makeshift shelter, are expected to come back now.
The Hostel has two dormitories, (one for girls and other for boys.), a well-furnished kitchen, a study/activity room. It has two new toilets and two bathrooms,separated for boys and girls. It has a water filter plant providing highly purified drinking water for the special children in the hostel.
The hostel building is made with proper structure design as per the instructions of the Engineers in order to withstand earthquakes. The building has features that are disabled friendly.The rooms are given different colours and ambience to help the disabled children to recognize the activities associated with each room. NJSI handed over the completed hostel building over to the School Management Committee andto the children on 2nd March 2017, in the presence of the District Education Officer, Sindupalchowk, the principal of the school, the supporting staff, the special children accompanied by their parents, representatives of AmiciDei Bambini, representatives of Nepal Jesuit SocialInstitute and local supporters.