Update on Nurbuling School May 10

Through our local champion Chiring Lama, NEIO engaged Sameer Bajarcharya, our new engineer friend, to perform the building assessments for Nurbuling school and to draft the recovery plan. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to Sameer Bajarcharya for accepting this important role.

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In the office building, the earthing electrical wire fell off but the earthing is still intact.

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The office building corner cracked.

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In the NEIO building to the right, the outer wall needs repair. The inner wall was not damaged. Wayne and Chiring agreed no one will use this building until it is fixed.

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Chiring and Sameer Bajracharya discussed about the foundation and building structure.

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Chiring and Sameer Bajracharya discussed the reparations needed.

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Chiring explained to Sameer Bajracharya how the new building was built (load bearing).

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Chiring discussed with Sameer Bajracharya the possibility to build a teacher quarter for 8 teachers in this open space.

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Chiring and Sameer Bajracharya looking at the government building (2 classrooms).

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Chiring and Sameer Bajracharya discussed the construction design.

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Chiring is working with NEIO’s on a future project to build a seating terrace in front of the basketball court, which will also function as an outdoor picnic and study area.

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Measurement of the terrace.

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Measurement of the terrace.

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Measurement of the terrace.

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Crack in front of the government building that did not affect the building structure, as assessed by Sameer.

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Half classroom and half living space.

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The new Nurbuling building (8 classrooms).

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Additional cracks in the old hostel building.

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Cracks within the old hostel building.

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More photos of the old hostel building.

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Sameer Bajracharya assessing the damage of the old hostel building.

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Chiring showing the earthquake damage in the old hostel building. No one is allow to be inside.

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Gentleman in the suite is the assistant principal, Sameer Bajracharya and Chiring.

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The kitchen collapsed.

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Kitchen water tank is still standing and working.

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The buffalo shelter collapsed.

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NEIO Biogas and septic tank still working. There is no leak or crack.

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Locals set up the temporary kitchen next to the damaged hostel building. After Chiring, Wayne and Sameer’s discussion, all parties agreed to move this temporary kitchen to a safer location.