DATE: Saturday 5th March 2022
LOCATION: Butwal city, Lumbini Province, west Nepal
INSTRUCTOR : Samir Nepal and assistant Hira Buda
PARTICIPANTS: 24 volunteers from the community including 4 members of Nepal Red Cross
SHELTERS BUILT: the Double RSK shelter
This was the first time that this group had built an RSK shelter and once again a high standard of construction was achieved.
The double RSK shelter kit requires teamwork to build it rapidly and efficiently, and this group of volunteers achieved this goal.
After splitting into 2 teams, the first team built a standard RSK roof frame on the ground. Meanwhile a second team assembled a second roof frame but with one of the ridge poles on top of the frame poles instead of underneath
( see photo ***). This simple modification is to allow the two frames to overlap better in their final position and improve overall tarpaulin support.
The ability of the volunteers to build the double RSK shelter frame so well at their first attempt is highly commendable. They are now capable of building two of these units alongside each other to create the 4 unit RSK that provides 36 square metres of covered space. These larger units can be extended further to potentially provide temporary classrooms, isolation wards or vaccination units etc.
Each one of these training sessions provides us with valuable information about the RSK shelter and its use for emergency shelter and I am very grateful to all the participants for their hard work.
The feedback and photos tell us that this day was an enjoyable experience for all the participants . I look forward to continuing to work with you all.
RSK Shelter London
roof frame assembly using bamboo baton for keeping frame square
2nd frame nears completion
*** 2nd roof frame completed
note top ridge pole is on top of frame
lifting second roof frame into position
positioning second roof frame
attaching second half tarpaulin