Merry Christmas and Happy new year to you all from Melamchighyang school and the community.We are ok here,second terminal exam is finished and teachers are busy to marking. Result distribution is on Tuesday.Hope every one will have best result.
cold is mild in sunny days.Not snowing.
With best regards
Some 20 months after the earthquake lots has been done in Melamchi Ghyang … Every time we see new pictures we see progress step by step, despite the enormous hardships.
The people are very flexible, resilient and inventive but alas more is needed: like funds for materials and transport. Don’t forget the Nepali people: they need our support!
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KetaKeti financed several solarboilers so every one can shower with hot water …
Housing is still tight with 20 studinets piled in rooms meant for 8 and 2 or 3 students per mattress. Teachers still use tents for lodging.
Several volunteers are at work in Melamchi Ghyang from France, UK, Germany and Belgium. Most notably Corin Hardcastle, a regular at the school, working hard to upgrade the IT infrastructure.
Belgians Peter & Didi Van Haren donated a laserprinter
A full compliment of teachers (16)
270 approx students with 160 approx in the hostel.
The school has turned away about 10 students who applied and passed the entrance exam but there was no room in the hostels.
Melamchi Pul Bazaar is a hive of building, the bus park is lined with flat bed trucks being repaired, mostly springs. After MPB the building work ends. The villagers in Nakote and Melamchi have separately donated 2000 Nr per household to a JCB which is rebuilding the road. Slowly the road opens up to Nakote, the push to MG will take some time and building homes or schools cannot start until the road is built.
The rebuilding work is everywhere. Even Timbu has a building block making factory. Block are being turned out by the Thousand.
Really big building projects are very diffuclt due to the logistics. When KetaKeti boardmembers visited the village in september 2015, they had to climb for 14 hrs to reach Melamchi Ghyang.
In the meantime much hard work has been done and a wheelloader reached the village. Sinc november 26th some transport is possible. Many workshops now specialize in reparing broken suspensions….
Government support for rebuilding homes.
$500 for each household for foundations – this is in process.
After government inspection there will be a donation of $1500 for walls
After government inspection there will be a donation of $500 for roof
Thanks to the UK ngo C.A.N. the first new building is a fact