Dooley Intermed congratulates Dr. Tom Roberts, of Seattle, USA, for his enormously successful free dental camp held at the Pema Ts’al Sakya Institute in Pokhara, Nepal.
We are proud to have helped by donating 3 complete dental units to assist the team of doctors and technicians. 726 patients were examined and treated in the 4 day clinic.
Our Dooley Intermed reconstruction project in Namjung Village, Upper Gorkha District was the epicenter of the earthquake last year. The 3 new classrooms are being built on the footprint of the old classrooms, visible as rubble around the perimeter. Our new classrooms are ” earthquake proof”. Construction materials are extremely difficult to obtain and transport in these regions must be brought in by tractor. The new construction has iron frames around all doorways and windows, and also has 3 separate levels of reinforced concrete with iron re-bar around the complete circumference. Roof beams are all going to be made of welded iron pipe, and the roofing will be corrugated tin. Each classroom will have a door and 3 windows for lighting and ventilation.
The Quonset hut visible in the background of some of the pictures is one of many Dooley Intermed erected as temporary classrooms right after the earthquake. It has functioned so well the school plans to keep it as an additional classroom!
Pictured here is also rice growing in the Valley below Namjung…so green and lush!