Project Overview:

In the face of calamitous floods in Diamer District, Gilgit-Baltistan, the endeavor to restore nine flood-damaged schools emerged as a beacon of hope. A harmonious partnership between the Chief Secretary’s Office GB, UNESCO, and the Gilgit-Baltistan Rural Support Programme (GBRSP) unfolded, with the mission to resurrect educational sanctuaries for 730 students.

Extent of Damage:

The floods wrought havoc on nine schools, jeopardizing the lifeline of education for the local community.

Actions Taken:

Assessment and Needs Identification: GBRSP’s expert teams meticulously evaluated the damage, pinpointing specific restoration requirements.

Funding and Support: UNESCO’s magnanimous donation of Rs.15 million facilitated precise resource allocation, managed seamlessly by GBRSP.

Design, Planning, and Reconstruction: Over 2.5 months, damaged schools were reborn, embracing modern educational standards and fortifying structures against future adversities.

Community Involvement: A School Management Committee (SMC) was forged, ensuring representation from the Directorate of Education Diamer and the heartbeat of the community.

Impact of the Project:

Restored Educational Facilities: All nine schools stand revitalized, now operational, extending the gift of quality education to 730 students.

Improved Learning Environment: Mini libraries, integral to each school, amplify the learning experience, cultivating a culture of reading and knowledge acquisition.

Strengthened Partnership: This collaboration not only resuscitated schools but showcased the effectiveness of public-private partnerships in disaster recovery and educational rehabilitation.

Challenges:

A crucial hurdle was the insufficient funds of the Gilgit-Baltistan government, highlighting the urgency of external support in addressing such critical issues.

Support for the Project Extension:

The success of this venture opens a window of opportunity. Beyond these nine schools, numerous others in Gilgit-Baltistan have succumbed to the recurring fury of floods. We extend a heartfelt invitation to donors to adopt any ten such schools for rehabilitation, requiring an investment of Rs. 10 million.

Rehabilitation Of Flood Affected Schools In Diamer
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