KIDS OF KATHMANDU
LOCATION / NEPAL
PHASE / UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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SHoP has partnered with Kids of Kathmandu and Asia Friendship Network (AFN) to help rebuild 50 public schools in the hardest hit areas by the April 25, 2015 Earthquake in Nepal. These new schools will not only replace lost schools, they will raise the bar for public education in remote regions of Nepal. Conceived as a flexible system, adaptable to different site conditions and available resources, and demonstrated in several prototypes, the structures are designed to ensure easy assembly with a limited kit of parts comprised of materials readily available in the affected regions. Equipped with solar electricity generation, integrated water purification systems, new kitchen facilities, and wireless internet powering donated computers, the new earthquake-resistant school buildings will take a holistic approach to enhancing the children’s learning experience. In addition, these schools will serve as community centers—making their resources available after-hours, and even in some cases providing electricity and clean water to their respective villages. The schools are also designed to serve as safe havens in the event of another emergency.