Rebuilding Schools In The Forgotten Villages Of Gorkha – The Aftermath Of Nepal’s Earthquake

Bhuanitar, two children are helping their relatives build a new concrete bridge to connect the village to the main road.

 

Photographer Enrico Fabi  at Blobally is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  From his project ‘Gorkha: Rebuilding The Future‘.  To see The Fabi Brothers (Blobally) and The Gorkha Foundation’s efforts to rebuild Nepalese schools after the 2015 earthquake click on any image.

 

A little boy from the “Shree Sudarshan Secondary School” (Palungtar, Gorkha district) is trying to protect his eyes from the sunlight during a group photo.

 

The aim of the project “Gorkha: Rebuilding the Future” is to show people’s life in the small villages in the Gorkha district of Nepal, epicenter of the April 25, 2015 earthquake.

It has been developed in cooperation with Gorkha Foundation, a trusted NGO that operates since 2008 in the Gorkha district.

 

A little girl in the small village of Bhuanitar near the small town of Anbu Khaireni, Gorkha district of Nepal.

 

Bhuanitar, a little boy is playing with a bag of jute.

 

A group of children are posing for a picture during the first time I met them in the village of Bachchek.

 

Although being the cradle of modern Nepal and homeland of the renowned and fearless Gurkha soldiers, the Gorkha district is far from the capital Kathmandu and the most beaten routes.

Reaching this region means several hours on a bus, following perilous unpaved roads winding among the mountains. People from Gorkha are far from politics, and politics is far from Gorkha.

While other regions of the country have been swiftly supported in the aftermath of the earthquake, people from Gorkha are almost forgotten.

 

A girl is looking out the door of a secondary school during the break in the remote village of Bachchek, Gorkha district.

 

A boy poses for a picture during a lesson in a school nearby the village of Bachchek.

 

The lack of emergency relief combines with the general distress of a corner of the Earth where access to electricity and drinkable water is volatile, hygiene standards are sometimes questionable, and mother nature often turns harsh.

 

Funny sights during my first visit in the same school nearby the village of Bachchek. As can be seen, the classrooms are made by wooden beam only.

 

Three young boys curios about my camera in a small temporary school built of wood and steel plate.

 

Bachchek, some children are playing in the rubble, other clear sign of the 25 April 2015 earthquake. After two debris are still everywhere.

 

I have been visiting several different villages and always sleeping and living with locals in their own houses, accompanied by a member of the Gorkha Foundation.

During my stay I’ve been also taking footage, to support our fundraising campaign to build a brand new school in Gorkha, which you can watch below.

 

 

Gorkha: Rebuilding The Future

Video By Enrico Fabi

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Also by Blobally in Nepal

Nepal, One Year After The Earthquake

 


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