|A classroom where the damaged walls have been removed and the thin pillars are exposed. Classes were being conducted in this dangerous environment. (All photos are from Dhading District, Nepal, August 25th, 2015)|
Dhading District, located west of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, was devastated 5 months ago when a 7.9 magnitude earthquake shook the country with unimaginable power. Dhading District was hard-hit by the disaster with many buildings destroyed or damaged, including school buildings, and is now lacking in classrooms. A number of schools have continued to operate after removing the damaged walls, but the environment is still much too dangerous for children to be studying in. Therefore, for the next 10 years, AAR Japan will build temporary learning centers with steel beams, brick walls, and tin roofing as an initiative in working toward the goal of supplying usable classrooms for Dhading District.