The healing power of Art Therapy
Gairimudi sits atop a stunning mountain in Dolakha district. Home to 550 families across three wards, the village had one death, many injuries and few standing buildings when the second of two large earthquakes struck Nepal in May.
Prem Das Shrestha, a retired teacher, has lived in Gairimudi his entire life. His home, a grand three-storey stone structure, isn’t safe to live in anymore. Its outer wall on one side has fallen exposing three floors and what’s still standing is propped up with wooden beams while he figures out how to take it down safely.
“The earthquake has devastated this village, including the schools,” Prem Das Shrestha said. “We brought these tents, benches and all these materials and managed to make this shelter.”