Saurpani is a Village Development Committee (VDC) 62 kilometers away from the headquarters of Gorkha. Due to poor connectivity of roads, which are not functional during the monsoons, both transporting goods and people into the village and vice-versa is an arduous task. Very limited relief materials have reached to the people in this village.
The ruins of Saurpani
Shree Baraha Primary School (est 2046 B.S.) serves very young children from the Dalit community, at Saurpani VCD Ward-03. Around 105 children come here to study. This is the only school catering to this entire ward.
Resilience- in spirit and consequent work
While the denizens of this village had their own homes to rebuild, they sought to give a helping hand to build the school. Moreover, when the Nepal army and the Armed Police Force (APF) arrived to the school location just in half and hour of seeking help over the phone, the villagers were very encouraged.
Oblivious yet hopeful
The spirited children, most were very jolly, really uplifted our hearts too. In just a few days, we had really become fond of them.
Women have played an integral role in empowering the community. Sharmila Bishwokarma, and her other women relatives have chosen to come back to the village, even when they are aware the dearth of opportunities there. Sharmila is the first graduate in Ward-03, she studied in Kathmandu.
As the Daayitwa team got to know the locals better after a stay of 3 days among the local populace, we realized they were capable enough to rebuild to a large extent what they had part with. Only that they needed at that moment was a boost to their drooping morale, after having lost hope along with the schools and homes they lived in.
Building Temporary Learning Centres (TLCs)
With just a little push for rebuilding the dilapidated school, the Daayitwa team along with numerous locals of Saurpani built Temporary Learning Centres (TLC) for resumption of regular school as soon as possible.