School Rebuilding Project in Nepal

नेपालमा विद्यालय पुनर्निर्माण परियोजना

NAFA selected a School Rebuilding Project proposal from Shanti Education Initiative (SEI, Nepal) for Hilepani Higher Secondary School, Lamidanda VDC-4, Dolakha, Nepal.

Following are the details and updates on the School Rebuilding Project.

About Dolakha and Hilepani School

Dolakha district is one of Nepal's rural districts. Located northeast of Kathmandu Valley, the district consists of mostly mountainous terrain with deep cutting river valleys.

Hilepani School is 34 kilometers away from the District Headquarters.

About 10 minutes walk from graveled road takes you to the school.

Temporary classes under the sky.

Presentation In Madison

January 20, 2018

Completion Report

June 20, 2017

Completion Report on Hilepani Sanskrit Secondary School Construction Project (1).pdf

Update #2

June 17, 2017

Update #1

As Per SEI-Nepal Facebook page:

As a part of our Post Earthquake Reconstruction/Renovation of Schools 2015-16, we have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hilepani Sanskrit Secondary School, Lamidanda VDC, Dolakha district on March 22, 2017, to reconstruct/renovate four rooms and a toilet. The project is financially supported by Nepali American Friendship Association (NAFA), USA, and is expected to be completed by September 15, 2017.

This is the twentieth of 22 schools that are receiving our support in their effort to reopen after the effects of the April 2015 earthquake.

The school's details are as follows:


Hilepani Sanskrit Secondary School, established in 1988, is located in Lamidanda VDC – 4 in the Dolakha district. It is around 168 km away from central Kathmandu. It runs classes from nursery to grade 12. Today, it has altogether 256 students with 16 academic staff.


Prior to the earthquake, the school had a total of 16 classrooms, out of which 20 rooms were damaged totally by the earthquake. As the school needed at least 12 rooms to conduct its regular operations, it requested us to make at least four rooms operational. Currently, the school is running its classes in Temporary Learning Centers.


We are supporting the school to add four rooms and a toilet to help the school conduct classes there and maintain the necessary sanitary environment.

Supported Fund:

NRS. 39,98,136.93/-

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

Detail of the School:

  • Name: Hilepani Sanskrit Higher Secondary School

  • Address: Lamidanda VDC – 4, Dolakha, Nepal

  • Name of Headmaster: Ram Lal Panthi

  • Name of Sanchalak Samiti Chairperson: Rukma Karki

Description of the School to be Rebuilt by NAFA:

Two buildings will be built. Total four classrooms (15 x 24 feet each) and a common toiled (10 x 15 feet) will be built. One building will be two classrooms and a common toilet. Another building will be two classrooms. The building will be a truss block with a roof of zinc sheet. The project will be completed by June 2017.

Detail of the Implementing Partner:

NAFA Representative in Nepal:

  • Name: Tilak Ram Luitel

  • Address: Naikap, Kathmandu

  • Phone: +977 9841 888 587

School Site Plan:

NAFA requests Expression of Interest (EOI) to rebuild the earthquake-damaged school in Nepal. Below are the links to the EOI Guidelines in English and Nepali.