Siddhartha School Project

More News on Nursery Building Repairs by tsewangnorbuvivek
June 7, 2010, 6:20 pm
Filed under: School News

Recently on 27th may 2010, on the Buddha’s birthday, Ladakh experienced an unusual sand storm damaging many buildings and properties in different parts of Ladakh. Fortunately were no causalities.

Siddhartha School also had its nursery classroom completely damaged. The roof was flown away about 5ft from the building. On the next morning, Mr. Angdu, Mrs. Kunzom, Mr. Vivek, members of the school, along with the teachers and principal inspected the site and called for an emergency meeting to assess the damage and to take immediate action to restore the classroom.

Later in the day all the teachers, students and staff got together to clear up the mess. The carpets were removed, cleaned and put in storage, along with some of the study materials that could be reused. A committee was set up under Mr. Angdu and Mr. Vivek to assess the damage and to prepare an estimate to restore the classroom immediately.

According to their report it was not only the roof that was damaged but also some parts of the wall. Therefore the total estimate to restore the classroom comes to Rs. 1, 35,000 Indian rupees, approximately US$ 3,000.

The cost includes:

  • Replacement of steel beam with stronger beams
  • Replacement of broken corrugated sheets
  • Replacement of the plywood ceiling
  • Repainting the wall
  • Provide new study materials like charts etc.

We appeal to all our donors and supporters to kindly donate towards the restoration of our classroom.


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