Engaging 8,582 Population on various activities on Disaster Risk Management, a Resilient Project- Building Resilience to Disaster by Promoting and Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management and Resilience Initiatives in Earthquake Affected Communities (BURDAN) has been successfully completed in Kavrepalanchowk and Dhading Districts. Both the district were suffered from devastating 2015 earthquake.
“BURDAN project has contributed to enable communities and local schools to plan DRR preparedness and adopt safety measures,” said ward chair of Banepa Municipality-5 Balaram Adhikari, “Search and rescue training and materials is very useful for us to minimize risk during disaster situation,”
The project funded by ADRA International and ADRA supporting offices worked in Dhading and Kavre districts to familiarize school and communities with the DRR process and adoption of risk reduction measures.
“Previously we were not aware about type of hazard, risks and ways to cope with disaster, BURDAN project taught us about hazards and how to minimize risks in the school and in home,” said Dharma Raj Luitel, members of School Management Committee of Seti Devi School, Bhumlu of Kavre district.
“Through the facilitation of BURDAN project, we prepared school disaster management plan and incorporated the plan in School Improvement Plan, which is the major requirement to claim funds government, ” said Bhojraj Aryal, principal of Jaleshwori secondary School Dhading.
“The project was mainly targeted to educate and aware the people who experienced devastating earthquake of 2015 and support schools and local levels to prepare DRM plans,” said Coordinator of ADRA Nepal DRM Program Ram Kumar Gurung, “As the plans are already in place in majority of the schools and local levels we work with, we believe they will be sustained and institutionalized.”