Jyamrung was destroyed by the earthquake. Tukee Nepal is working with the villagers to provide emergency shelters and long term re-building
About the project
Jyamrung village was close to the epicentre of the recent earthquake in Nepal. The village is in a remote and hard-to get to area and was virtually destroyed. Tukee Nepal is a local not-for-profit organisation that has been working in the village and surrounding area for a number of years and has provided toilets (the first ever in the village), extra school buildings and additional teachers, a health centre and nurse, a micro hydro-electric scheme and is promoting enterprise by a micro-loan scheme and training. It works closely with the villagers through village committees for the various project areas. Schemes that have trnsformed the prospects of villagers. There has been a particular focus on women, girls and Dalits (untouchables) who have historically the most excluded from education projects etc.
All these priorities have fonow been overtaken by the tragedy of the earthquake. The school buildings are gone, the health centre has gone as have the great majority of houses. The photos show some of the damage to buildings, including the school, the arrival of building materils work staring on temprary shelters. Permanent re-building cannot start until the aftershocks have finished and until after the monsoon season June-September
The priorities now are:
Ensuring everybody has food and clothing
Providing temporary shelter before the monsoon which will start in late June.
Planning for and then carrying through the post monsoon rebuilding of the school, health centre and houses.
By focussing your contributions on one village you can make a real difference to the lives of the people of this community who will be doing all the work themselves but need your help in providing the resources.