Kavre schools update
April 2016 | Kavre
Kavre was one of the districts that was badly hit by the earthquakes in April and May, 2015. Much of the infrastructure including school buildings were destroyed by the tremors. All of the eleven schools where OLE Nepal had installed offline digital servers were in 2014 experienced some level of damage. Two of the schools — Dedithumka Lower Secondary School in Mahadevsthan and Dwarpaleshwor Secondary School in Manegaun — had all the computers and digital library server damaged when the building collapsed. OLE Nepal had been in constant contact with the schools since the earthquake, and recently visited the area to help re-establish the school network and update the digital library servers in nine of the eleven schools.
A team of four OLE Nepal staff visited the area from April 19 to 24, and in addition to updating the servers, they gave orientation to the teachers on the newly added content in the digital library. Since the schools were not able to use the digital library for over a year, it will take some effort to get them back on track. Some of the schools are still looking to replace the damaged computers with new ones. But the teachers are excited at getting the E-Pustakalaya servers up and running, and with the many newly added content, they believe that their students will benefit from the quality resources that are available readily at the schools.
The digital library project in Kavre is supported by the Embassy of Finland’s Funds for Local Cooperation.