The Cost Of Rebuilding Nepal's Education System After Quake
Nepal is reopening schools in temporary buildings as the country recovers from earthquakes that damaged schools beyond repair.By Evan Thomas | May 31, 2015
Nepal is reopening its schools following the earthquakes that damaged many of its buildings — schools included — beyond repair.
"What they've done here in this school is construct a whole load of bamboo classrooms out here in the grounds, with the help of UNICEF and with a local NGO as well and, crucially, with the help of the teaching staff," said Al Jazeera's Harry Fawcett.
Restarting education quickly is critical for Nepal, according to The New York Times. Even before the earthquakes, the country dealt with a low literacy rate and high absenteeism, sometimes from teachers themselves.