“I wish these practical techniques for water management and landslide risk reduction were included in our school curriculum.” - A student of Gaurishankar School
S.W. Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (Scott Wilson Nepal/SWN), under the EU Humanitarian Aid funded Pratibaddha project, has been carrying out awareness campaigns at the ward level. The awareness campaigns are about landslides, available tools for its mitigation, improved and engineered nature responsive rural road construction practices.
The campaigns are designed to increase the understanding of local people on sustainable and resilient roads in their locality. The events highlight the issues around landslides covering local road construction practices such as drainage management, bio-engineering and other nature-based slope stabilization measures.
Recently, the Pratibaddha project organized an awareness campaign at Gaurishankar school in Dolakha. “I wish these practical techniques for water management and landslide risk reduction were included in our school curriculum”, shared a student of Gaurishankar School. The students were delighted to learn that use of live plants together with the use of drywalls, and good drainage systems (e.g. bioengineering applications) in their backyard can stop the washing of soil as well as preventing landslips along the slopes.
Their excitement was evident when the students of 10th standard requested Pratibaddha team to organize a similar program for them before their Secondary Education Examination (SEE) so that they can broaden their knowledge about different disasters before the completion of their basic level of education.
The project covers Bigu, Tamakoshi, Bhotekoshi Gaunpalika, and Barhabise Nagarpalika in Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts. Similar awareness campaigns are organized in every ward.
The EU Humanitarian Aid funded Pratibaddha project is led by People in Need, with its consortium partners SWN, NSET, CSRC, Durham University (UK) and Northumbria University (UK).