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Project Haibung

Project Haibung

Project Haibung

Haibung Mahadevstan Secondary School

Haibung, Sindhupalchowk

Reconstruction of the largest school in the village of Haibung, Sindhupalchowk devastated by the mega-earthquakes in 2015. The village is home to 576 families, but currently 95% of the houses in the village have collapsed as well as all of its five schools. About 720 ethnic minority children from extremely impoverished family backgrounds now have little or no access to education.


  • Build a high quality, earthquake-resistant school and to provide continual educational support that drives creativity and serves as a template for other rebuilding projects in Nepal.
  • Establish long-term partnerships with local communities through school building project.
  • Serve as a liaison between donors, Architects Without Borders (Austria), the building contractor, volunteers, the site supervisor and overseer, and local communities.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the rebuilding project and its impact on the local community.

Project Type
School Rebuilding

Project Status
Fundraising in Progress
Start of Construction Scheduled

Project Cost
USD 73,000

Funds Raised by NR
USD 42,016

Additional Funds Needed
USD 24,400

Collaborating Partners
1. Nepal Rising Fairfax - USD 7,016
2. T&J Meyer Family Foundation - USD 35,000
3. Sarawagi Foundation - USD 6,584

Project Milestones

  • April 2017: Construction tender being published
  • Jan 2017: Done with soil-testing 


  • Search for contractors 
  • Waiting for approval of structural design 


Student Population: 500 a year

4 hrs of walk from public bus station

Project Goal
Build 15 classrooms, 5 toilets

Project Timeline

Community Participation

School Operations
Temporary classroom on school grounds

Post-Quake Condition
School turned to rubble during the April 25th mega-earthquake in 2015






April 2015- Post-quake condition