Year 2015, Nepal was stuck by devastating earthquake which destroyed 33,000 classrooms in 7,923 public schools in 32 districts across the country. One of the substantial effects of disasters, prior to psychological distress and lack of safe and secure learning spaces is the dearth of quality teaching and learning materials in community schools. The lack of which not only compromises quality education but also significantly contributes to increased dropout rates specially in community schools.
With the objective of making teaching and learning more productive in the target schools, Emergency Education Response for Nepal (EERN) program, funded by USAID and UNICEF was implemented in 8 districts of Nepal (Bhaktapur, Kavarepalachwok, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Sindhuli, Okhaldhunga and Makwanpur).
EiE materials were distributed along with orientation to teachers on the proper usage of those materials. The EiE materials consisted of Early Childhood Development (ECD) kits, educational (school) kits, recreational kits and compact water filter with silver coated candle.
Similarly, Resource Persons and Local Level Authorities were trained on Recovery and Resilience to aware on DRR across 8 target districts followed by school level training to teachers, ECD facilitators, SMC and PTA members which results in increase of awareness level of school safety, DRR, DRM as well as good hygiene and sanitation practice among the participants and incorporated DRM in their School Improvement Plans for sustainability.