buildings_settlementRehabilitation of earthquake affected schools

A destructive earthquake of magnitude 7.8 struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. Caritas Switzerland is rehabilitating 34 schools in 6 VDCs in Sindhupalchok district, Nepal, to provide students and teachers with earthquake-safe and child- and teacher-friendly learning environments.


Nepal (Sindhupalchowk )

Project Period:


Services Provided:

Backstopping & Technical Advice

  • Assessment, identification and development of improved and appropriate building practices,
  • Development of adequate strategies and approaches for the project implementation;
  • Provision of sound and locally appropriate modular architectural designs.
  • Capacity building by supporting local staff in developing working drawing sets, assisting in tendering and site supervision

Name of Client:

Caritas Switzerland,

Humanitarian Aid Department

Name of Staff involved and functions performed:

Project Manager: Daniel Schwitter

Description of the Project:

Skat consultants are supporting and advising Caritas Switzerland in the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of the school rehabilitation programme and actively contribute to technically and conceptually sound solutions. Specific contributions include technical backstopping services at the desk by checking working and detail drawings against Nepali and SwS standards. Frequent quality controlling as well as phasing review missions are carried out in the field.