• Nepal Quake 2015

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On Sunday, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) began the reconstruction of a public school damaged by Nepal quake in 2015.

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Chinese representatives, local officials, students and their parents attended the groundbreaking ceremony of the Mahendra Adarsha Vidyashram public school. The event was held in Lalitpur District.

The reconstruction of the school is funded by former CFPA executive vice president He Daofeng and his wife Angela. The facility is will be giving nearly 1,000 students a safe place to study.

“This school is for common people and families. It can provide the opportunity of quality education and vocational training to needy. I always want to help the people who need it the most,” He told Xinhua.

The Mahendra Adarsha Vidyashram was founded in 1958. It is a renowned public secondary school in the valley. One of the two buildings destroyed by the earthquake in 2015 is being rebuilt through Chinese aid, while the other will be reconstructed under the school management committee.

The reconstruction project for the new two-storey facility is scheduled to be finished in one year’s time.

Students also received bags and stationery materials from the Chinese delegates.

The school officials expressed gratitude to the Chinese NGO for supporting the education sector of the quake-stricken country, adding that such help will boost people-to-people ties.

“We are very happy to get this support. We were in dire need of school building and the support came from people of our neighboring country, so we are very thankful to them,” said Pampha Bhusal, chairman of the school committee.

Furthermore, the CFPA also turned over a computer lab by the South South Education Foundation. The lab will facilitate increasing the students’ access to information and advanced education.

Following the devastating earthquake in 2015, the CFPA has been concentrating on Nepal’s education and health sectors. The foundation is spending 2.7 million yuan ($390,000) for the rebuilding of two school facilities located in Kathmandu Valley.

The CFPA has performed more than 15 projects in different sectors including disaster relief, food, water and sanitation, disinfection treatment, health care and materials distribution, helping the communities devastated by the Nepal quake.