Dambar Thapa is currently working on one of our major school projects in a remote part of western Nepal.
Siddartha Lower Secondary School was destroyed by the earthquakes in 2015. By November 2016, we’d begun work on new, quake-resistant buildings for its 140 pupils. The project is due to be completed in May this year, giving the children proper shelter in time for the monsoon rains.
Dambar has been living on-site since construction started and will continue to live there until the school is complete. He manages to return home once a month and whenever else work allows. The living conditions within the village are very basic but he doesn’t make a fuss about it.