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Street Child of Nepal and UNICEF new classroom site at Sunkoshi Higher Secondary School (PHOTO: Chris Parkes)

Immediately after the Nepal earthquake on April 25, 2015, UK charity Street Child was appointed by the UNICEF as the lead education organisation in Okhaldhunga, one of the hardest to reach districts affected by the earthquake as part of the recovery phase. Working with local partners, Street Child is building safe learning spaces to ensure children can continue to go to school. The work of Street Child UK goes beyond Okhaldhunga as they’re currently building over hundred Transitional Learning Centres (TLCs) – semi permanent school structures that are expected to last for about fifteen years – in Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhuli. These TLCs will also have gender sensitive water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) facilities.

This intervention is intended to target over 10,500 children and 460 teachers in 53 schools and will take a multipronged approach to addressing immediate and medium term educational needs in the district through reconstruction, provision of education supplies  and teacher training, and support for increased and improved disaster recovery and resilience at the school and community level.

Keep a look out for more updates from Street Child UK on the blog.

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