According to Post Disaster Need Assessment Report published by National Planning Commission, Nepal:
- 52,000 classrooms destroyed and need to be reconstructed
- The education of over a million students is in jeopardy
NYF has already constructed 26 seismically safe classrooms and 17 are under construction in Sindhupalchowk and Gorkha, using light weight prefabricated materials. Based on the test models, NYF has now come up with a modified design which costs USD 9 per sq. ft. The design meets the building codes set by the Government and is also safer, faster and cheaper to construct compared to the RCC system which costs at least USD 30 per sq. ft. to make it earthquake resistant.
US$ 4,500 per classroom (US$ 9 per sq.ft.)
|Unit:||250 classrooms (light weight prefabricated materials)|
Classroom Design (new)
|Size:||500 sq.ft. per classroom (including veranda)|
|Roof:||Corrugated Galvanized Iron|
|Wall:||3 ft of brick or stone from the ground level, with lightweight prefabricated board on the top; total elevation 10 ft.|
SCHOOL CONSTRUCTED IN GORKHA
Updated: October 31, 2015
|Target Amount||Received Amount||Remaining Amount|
|US$ 625,000||US$ 32,442||US$ 592,558|
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