Thank you in advance for considering providing assistance to the village of Bungamati in Nepal and to helping with the reconstruction of the Tri-Ratna Community School.

Bungamati Village, Nepal

The April 25th earthquake in Nepal and the subsequent aftershocks have damaged homes, shops, schools and historic buildings throughout the country.  Emerging Ecology, a NGO based in the US, is working with ICA Nepal, the Cooperative Society of Bungamati and Loren Weybright, an independent development consultant, to provide emergency food, shelter and a safe space for the children to go to school.  Bungamati is one of the most affected villages in Lalitpur district, where more than 800 houses have been destroyed. 

 The classrooms of a local school, the Tri-Ratna Cooperative School (TRCS), were seriously damaged and are totally unsafe (photo right) .  At present temporary classes are being held outside under tarpaulins.  Madhukar Tuladhar, the principal, reports that now children are not studying the regular syllabus but are getting support for dealing with the trauma of a trembling mountainside and crumbling buildings. Part of the therapy is receiving lunch, playing games, and drawing about their experiences.

The village has begun erecting a metal frame structure to house the school and provide a meeting space for the community. Funds raised for this project will enable them to complete this structure, help reopen the school, and to provide basic classroom materials.  Visit the school’s Facebook site to see before and after photos. 

Members of the staff of Emerging Ecology have been working with ICA Nepal’s projects for more than a decade.  

Click on the donate button below to make a financial contribution to the reconstruction efforts in Bungamati Village.  Click here for additional details of this project.



Checks can be mailed to:  Emerging Ecology, 5911 Western Trail, Greensboro, NC  27410.

Emerging Ecology will transfer all funds donated for this purpose to ICA Nepal. All contributions are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the US Tax Code