NEPAL- A Day in The Life of a Disaster Aid Responder Team (DART) Member
June 15, 2015
Disaster Aid Response Team Members Di Holland, Jennifer Geer and Mick McKeever have been in Nepal since June 1, 2015 and continue working with local NGOs, Rotary Districts and Rotarians to provide desperately needed aidin the form of shelter as the annual Monsoons are rapidly approaching.
The following are two daily reports of their activities:
June 10, 2015
Jennifer reports: In the same village, all 4 schools were totally destroyed. We were requested to help by FORE – friends of royal infielders – a motorbike group that is donating their time and money to 3 wards of this VDC. This school (Jugal Himal English School) was not able to hold any classes as the only thing left of the school was rubble; it was a mess. They have 102 students from nursery to grade 5. DAI was able to provide 2 tents so that some normality might be achieved with the children attending school once more. The villagers and children watched excitedly as the tents were being erected. It was very gratifying to now see so many smiling happy faces.
June 12, 2015
Small amount of land available and cleared. Last photo of our tents being transported by 4WD to the location – the access road will become unsuitable in the monsoon as it is virtually all dust. As it was, our vehicle rolled over several times!! This photo was taken in the village.
July 12, 2015
A very successful distribution of 65 bundles of iron sheeting for temporary housing was completed today at the village of Panipokhari, Suspachhemawoti VDC in the region of Dolakha. 2 smaller villages -Gosimpa & Booma have melded together as they were forced to relocate due to the damaging effects of the earthquake and the need to move to a safer location because of landslides. These people are of the lower indigenous caste and were most grateful; it was a humbling experience.
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