Destroying to rebuild
Tearfund's Nepali partners are also helping Binod by improving his skills as a stonemason, enabling him to build earthquake-resistant buildings. Over the last three years, he’s been working as a stonemason’s assistant in Kathmandu, so Tearfund’s training will build on his existing knowledge.
Binod is one of 180 masons that our partners are training. Their skills will be much in demand as many damaged areas have few skilled craftsmen to call on.
- the causes, effects and types of damage to homes caused by earthquakes
how to select good building materials
how to apply earthquake resilient construction techniques to buildings of stone and brick, e.g. by building better foundations, using reinforced concrete, constructing more stable roofs with bracing locking systems in the walls and roof
Despite facing the prospect of having to flatten his damaged house and rebuild it, Binod is grateful that Tearfund's partner's are equipping him with the skills to not only rebuild his own future, but that of many others affected by the quake.
Please pray for Binod and others like him who face months of rebuilding work in Nepal.