Halchok Village Relief


Halchok Village update page

April 03, 2016

March 23, 2016

March 05, 2016

February 27, 2016

February 15, 2016:
The ground level ring-beam is cast by hand Nepal-style, with concrete (cement, sand and gravel) hand mixed on-site and passed to the form by hand. At the end of the day, the ring beam is complete.

February 12, 2016:
Model house: The first of the three ringbeams is being prepared and the ground level of the model house. The rebar is laid down and connected by ring-ties before the forms is set up for casting the concrete.

Janurary 30, 2016

Janurary 23, 2016

December 26, 2015

December 19, 2015

December 08, 2015

November 23, 2015

November 15, 2015

October 16, 2015

September 20, 2015:
Reviewing some of the ongoing construction of temporary construction as the villager prepare for the winter. More supplies are distributed

September 05, 2015:
Corrugated sheeting is distributed further and the villager work on their temporary shelters, keeping themselves and their possessions safe and dry during the monsoon season.

August 30, 2015:
A two-month update with lots of news! Most of the villagers have moved back up to their original sites in the village and most of them are in dependable shelters there, but we are still stymied by lack of dependable supplies of corrugated roofing (Nepali jastha). The villagers have also contributed labor as well as some of our project's jastha top finish the last building of the temporary school below the village.

June 22, 2015:
We get our first shipment of corrugated roofing for temporary shelter now (to be used in permanent shelter later) and bamboo for simple post construction. The first bamboo and corrugated roofing shelter is completed, and followed by several others. More and more villagers are returning to their original homesites in the village from the tarps and tents and "igloo" style shelters below that served as emergency shelter.

June 03, 2015:
Ian arrived from Lhasa and immediately visited Halchok. A survey of the damage was carried out with Manika and Sukri; at least 64 house were entirely destroyed.


Halchok Village Relief