Disaster Relief and School Reconstruction
One Step Projects is collaborating with local and international organizations, educational institutions, and community stakeholders to rebuild a school in Badegaun, Nepal using earthquake-proof technology and locally-sourced materials. The first step involves following human-centered design principles to develop cheap, replicable, innovative solutions to implement in Badegaun to construct a ‘model school’. After construction, designs and results will be shared with the wider community.
Project Team Members:
Safe and long-lasting infrastructure
Developing an earthquake-resistant school to enable the children of Badegaun to attend school and build a brighter future through good education.
Cost-effective and replicable
Our designs are created with replicability and cost-effectiveness in mind. The community plays a direct role in the assessment and implementation stages of our project.
After the devastating earthquakes throughout Nepal in 2015, One Step Projects volunteers partnered with nonprofits and medical teams on the ground to provide aid to 11 areas in Nepal. Some highlights included:
Remotely coordinated medical aid delivery directly after the earthquakes.
Organized fundraisers and vigils within the U.S. to raise awareness and maximize aid aggregation.
Helped provide semi-permanent housing for a village of nearly 500 households in Semjong, Dhading District, Nepal.
Provided assistance to rebuild 6 schools throughout Gorkha.
Conducted site assessments and surveys for potential future projects in Nalang, Dhading; Badegaun, Sindhupalchok; and Pimaltar, Central Region, Nepal.