DATE:  Saturday 5th January 2022 

LOCATION:  Devbhumi Vidhyapith School

                      ( east Nepal)

INSTRUCTOR :  Samir Nepal and assistant Laxmi

                           Prasad Achara

PARTICIPANTS:  32 volunteers from community

SHELTERS BUILT:   Standard RSK shelter and

                                 Emergency  RSK shelter

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     the team

 

 

BRIEF REPORT:

This was the first time that this group had built RSK shelters and the results were most impressive. Despite the start being delayed for a couple of hours by heavy rain the participants managed to complete all their objectives.

The building skills shown by participants enabled them to make local modifications to the shelters  (which is just what we had hoped for as it indicated what adaptations  a recipient family might make to their shelter). 

These included using different lashing materials, use of split bamboo for tarpaulin wall support and sinking posts in the ground for the tarpaulin awning / extension support.

Overall, the group demonstrated  their ability to rapidly prepare and assemble  emergency shelters to a high standard. I am now looking forward to seeing them take this to their next level of  training and building the double and 4 unit modular shelters ( temporary classrooms etc).

Feedback tells me that the training was a real team effort and an enjoyable experience for all the participants .

Thank you for all your hard work.

Shaun Halbert

RSK Shelter London

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working together on standard RSK roof frame

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standard RSK shelter frame complete

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     lashing together the central frame

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 standard RSK shelter roof frame complete

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cutting off excess dowel pegs

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attaching first half tarpaulin

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     attaching second half tarpaulin

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     standard shelter near completion

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emergency shelter positioning support frame

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   emergency RSK shelter positioning tarpaulin

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   emergency shelter attaching roof frame to support frame

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   emergency RSK shelter positioning tarpaulin