On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Nepal’s capital city of Kathmandu. The massive tremor left more than eight thousand dead and an estimated 23,000 injured and homeless.
Within one week of the quake, our shipments of medical supplies were on the ground in Nepal. These medical supplies supported 16,500 people for the first three months after the disaster. Working with our local partners, we delivered emergency shelter and hygiene kits for 3,000 families in hard-hit communities. Furthermore, we helped build 392 temporary classrooms for 10,000 students so that they could safely continue their education during the rainy season.
Today, we are still in Nepal helping to rebuild. Because of the widespread damage, there is still so much that needs to be done. We are providing funding to rebuild an English boarding school in the Mt. Everest region. This school, the first of its kind in the area, provided an education to children as young as four, who otherwise would not have an opportunity to study close to their families. Sadly, after only one month in operation, the walls came crashing down in the earthquake. Construction is almost complete on the new and improved school, now rebuilt with earthquake-resistant materials.
In the video below, watch Dawa, the Nepali Sherpa who founded the school in Lukla, tell the story behind his inspiration for establish an English boarding school near Mt. Everest.
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