We build houses and schools using revolutionary Earthbag technology, and teach others to do the same.
On April 25, 2015, Nepal was struck by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake, flattening entire villages. Many Nepali families now live in temporary shelters, while their children attend school in makeshift tents, or not at all. Using affordable, sustainable and earthquake-resistant Earthbag technology, help the people of Nepal rebuild their country.
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Good Earth Global served as an Earthbag technical consultant for the reconstruction of a 2 classroom primary school sponsored by Birds of Passage, an Australian non-profit. The school was rebuilt on a hilltop in the village of Samundradevi, VDC-4 and we had our official opening on April 30th, 2016. This is our second school to open! The opening was a great success, with Dr. Owen Geiger in attendance!
The school accommodates 35 students, grades 1 through 3. At present, the children are studying in an open-air tin shack.
This project was sponsored by Birds of Passage.
Good Earth Global sponsored and led the reconstruction of a 2 room primary school with Earthbag technology. The project is a cooperative effort to bring to life the "Dream Village" vision of Expansion Nepal NGO.
The school is intended for about 145 students and will need 4 more classrooms to be a sufficient learning environment.
Good Earth Global is proud to have completed the construction of Shree Seti Devi Pancha Kanya Primary School in Phulping, Sindhupalchok. The build was funded by the 108 Lives Project, a project of the Three Jewels Outreach Center Inc.
This project was unique because we built this four room Earthbag school using the original foundation, windows, doors, metal roofing and steel posts. Wrapping the Earthbag courses around the posts, "The design is very strong because the steel frame braces the Earthbag walls, and the Earthbag walls and buttresses reinforce the steel posts", according to Dr. Owen Geiger upon his evaluation of the progress made.
Following the Gorkha Earthquake, thousands of schools were left in a similar state as Shree Seti Devi, with walls crumbled but the foundation still in tact. Using the original foundation to rebuild cuts construction time in half and saves thousands of dollars.
108 Lives Projects around the world serve as platforms for emerging social entrepreneurs to deliver self-sustainability to communities in need.
Good Earth Global designed, sponsored and built an Earthbag Meeting Center on the campus of Anna University in Madurai, India. The project will serve as a sustainable building model for future generations of Anna engineering students.
In Dhading we completed construction of the Belingtar Primary School. Thanks to our team, volunteers and sponsors Kimberly and Becca for making it all happen and giving the children a safe and beautiful space to study.
Kamala, a widow, has two daughters, Nabina and Rabina. We have built an Earthbag house for them.
Kamala and her daughters live in Tandrang, a small village in Ghorka, their house was destroyed by the earthquake. Village elders chose Kamala’s family, among many in need, to receive the first house.
The Karki Family Earthbag House was a collaborative project with ANSWER Nepal, a US.- based non-profit helping underprivileged children in Nepal, especially young girls, obtain a quality private education.
The construction of an Earthbag Elderly Home in Lamakhagar was sponsored by INRAA , a Taiwan based organization which focuses on helping people in the Himalayan areas of India, Bhutan, and Nepal. Our engineer Ram says this project was great because "... the villagers of this community were very cooperative and hardworking. Also the volunteers from Taiwan and Bhutan are very hardworking."
Good Earth Global designed and supervised the reconstruction of a two-classroom primary Earthbag school in the village of Samundradevi, VDC-4 , Nuwakot, Nepal. The hilltop school was sponsored by Birds of Passage, an Australian non-profit.
We completed eleven houses for our community-based housing project in Bolgaun, Sindhupalchok in collaboration with Nimbin Health and Welfare Association, from Australia. Our community-based model is proving successful, and in Bolgaun and perhaps elsewhere we plan on building many more.
In partnership with the Open Institute of Social Science we have built an Earthbag canteen for students. This project has a unique shape that combines 2 semi-circles. The canteen also has 3 attached toilets/showers. This project serves as a model of sustainable building.
Good Earth Global designed, sponsored and built a two-room Earthbag primary school in Agra, Makwanpur, Nepal. The cooperative effort brings to life the "Dream Village" vision of Expansion Nepal, a Kathmandu-based NGO.
Good Earth Global designed and supervised the construction of a model Earthbag home for sherpa community, Ramechhap.
The project was sponsored by the Himalayan Homes Trust, a non-profit devoted to building safe and sustainable homes in Nepal. All building was done by local villagers; the workmanship is exceptional.