Nepal Earthquake: Six Months On

Childreach Nepal has worked relentlessly in the Sindhupalchowk district of Nepal since the earthquakes to provide immediate aid and shelter, and also rebuilding classrooms to ensure that children can return to school.

  1. Today marks six months since the first earthquake shook Nepal. which killed more than 9,000 people and destroyed over 36,000 classrooms.
  2. Childreach Nepal responded immediately, sourcing materials locally and mobilising resources international to get lifesaving supplies to rural communities in the Sindhupalchowk district.
  3. Education in the aftermath of a disaster is essential because it provides a safe space for children and is a key vehicle for communicating messages about the risks of trafficking, preventable diseases, hygiene and much more.
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  5. We assembled 134 classroom within 24 temporary learning centres in the first two months after the earthquake. This allowed over 4,000 children to return to a school environment, receive trauma counselling, and ensured that they were safe and supervised during the critical emergency relief phase.
  6. As a special thank you to our donors and supporters, we published a 2-month response report that outlined our impact as well as our income and expenditure in the aftermath of the earthquake.
  7. Childreach Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Education to build 100 new classrooms in Sindhupalchowk in the 2015-2016 year. Made of pre-fabricated material and easy to construct, the classrooms will form a sustainable solution in the interim before Nepal begins to rebuild the country.
  8. Help Us Rebuild Our School - Nepal Earthquake 2015
  9. Last month, the first batches of classrooms began going up in Banksharka, Sindhupalchowk. There will be fourteen classrooms to accommodate over 400 children in the community.
  10. The initial construction has been slowed down due to the fuel crisis following the constitution and the bad weather conditions washing away the temporary roads. Regardless, progress is being made slowly but surely.
  11. As well as building classrooms, we are working with the children, parents, school management and local government to ensure that children are not trafficked. For more information, please visit taughtnottrafficked.com
  12. Unlocking a Child's Smile - Nepal 2015
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