3 results for month: 09/2015

CNA signs contract with Landmark Architectural Design Studio

  Colorado Nepal Alliance has entered into a contract with Landmark ADS to rebuild a number of classrooms at a school in rural Darkha, Nepal. Last year, the school educated approximately 600 students in all, grades K-12. The school is notable for being the only school in Darkha that serves older students in the eleventh and twelfth grades. The earthquakes in April and May of 2015 destroyed nearly all of the buildings on campus. The lone exception was a newly-built reinforced concrete building, providing a paltry two offices and two classrooms to share among its six-hundred students and staff.  Nearly all students are studying ...

Making Contacts at the Earthbag Rebuild Nepal Summit

The Colorado Nepal Alliance joined with Nepali architects, engineers, NGOs, and others this past weekend at the Earthbag Rebuild Summit at Kopundol in the Lalipur District of Nepal, to hear speakers, meet with experts, and evaluate the technique for use in rural villages devastated by the April 2015 earthquakes and aftershocks. CNA Director Anne Hines and Nepal Project Coordinator Gopal Tamang were joined at the summit by Rajan Simkhada of Mamata Volunteers, an NGO that will be partnering with our organization on rebuilding projects in rural Nepal. The main speaker at the summit was Dr. Owen Geiger, the preeminent expert on Earthbag ...

CNA Director Departs for Nepal

Colorado Nepal Alliance (CNA) Executive Director Anne Hines is on her way from her home in Colorado to Nepal to oversee CNA’s earthquake rebuilding efforts and attend a summit on rebuilding techniques.