On 23rd January 2019 INF Nepal handed over a resource school to the local government of the Gorkha Municipality and School Management Committee of the Shree Vindhyavaasini High School. The disability friendly school building consists of five rooms and two washrooms equipped to accommodate up to ten students having different kinds of disabilities including Cerebral Palsy. This school facility was constructed under INF Nepal, Kaski Community Cluster’s Gorkha Rehabilitation and Community Empowerment [GRACE] Project.

The Community Director of INF Nepal, Dr Buddhi Thapa inaugurated the newly built facility by symbolically handing over a key to the Chairperson of the school management committee. Kaski Community Cluster Manager, Bishnu Giri expressed how this school may help in bringing hope for the children needing immediate assistance. Furthermore, Mayor of the Gorkha Municipality, Rajan Raj Panta appreciated and thanked INF for its support and contribution. He also added, “It’s now the duty of the community, school and local government to play the role of steward in taking care of resource school in order to provide better education and care for the differently abled children“.

INF Nepal, Kaski Community Cluster began GRACE project soon after the April Earthquake in 2015. GRACE project has built 105 Houses for the people living with disability [PWD]; one ward office building; one public toilet; two resource schools constructed, two renovated and handed over. GRACE project provided livelihood support to around 300 PWDs; and medical and rehabilitation support to over 500 PWDs.

We would like to acknowledge and thank our partners INF Australia, Provide eV Germany and TAI Australia for their commitment and support in constructing resource school.