A new start – the project starts in Bahunepati. Feb 2015
Earthquake disrupts works but will continue in September.
A new era. Bishnu Shrestha is working with TT and HH to bring the dental health and sanitation model to the Shree Jalapadevi School (SJD) at Bahunepati, Sindupalchowk district.
In February 2015 HH and Bishnu coordinated a design studio at the school, looking at:
- improved facilities for male and female toilets
- locating and installing sinks and taps for handwashing
- designated area for school toothbrushing
- appropriate and safe storage for toothbrushes and toothpaste
- identifying the dental problems in the kids and planning for dental camps in May
- providing dental education sessions to teachers and students.
The whole district of Sindupalchowk suffered major damage during the earthquakes in April and May. The SJD school lost some buildings, and we donated some funds to build temporary classrooms. The sanitation team will continue works in September – local people will benefit from employment and salaries – and the dental team will provide dental care to the school kids and teachers, and families.
We’ll also start the school brushing program – teeth and toilets programs working together again.