Prince Harry helps rebuild a school in Gorkha

Prince Harry has completed the six-day extension to his official tour of Nepal, by helping rebuild a school in the remote village of Lapubesi in Gorkha district, with Team Rubicon.

Prince Harry had been on a five-day official tour of Nepal and was scheduled to return on March 23. Explaining his decision to stay on, he said, “The people I have met and the beauty of this country make it very hard to leave. Thankfully however, I’m not leaving just yet. I will be spending the next six days in a remote village with a charity called Team Rubicon.”

The group helped rebuild a school destroyed by the earthquake. Some 250 students had since then been attending classes in a makeshift classrooms made of tarpaulin and tin.

The team laid concrete base for one of the larger classrooms – very much a manual task in the absence of machinery. The rocks were broken down by hand and bags of cement were transported from a town some 2.5. hours of walk away.

Prince Harry also helped build a new solar farm and worked on repairing the hydro-electric turbine which before the quake, provided energy to around 300 homes in the village.

“I’m so grateful to have this opportunity at the end of my official tour to do my small bit to help this beautiful country.”

News Source: NepalNow

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