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Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund

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THE STORY:

American Friends of KG is a US based 501(c) registered organization.  It is supporting Kehi Garoun in Nepal for disaster relief after the April 25th earthquake, for short-term relief and long-term rebuilding of government schools. Kehi Garoun will work to ensure that all the 25 resource-poor government schools in its network will be structurally sound so that students do not have to go to an unsafe school.

Short-term Relief:   Our focal program ‘Resuming Schools, Resuming Lives’ aims to enable people to resume their regular lives. In this project we focus on helping re-open 25 government schools that we have been working with for the last 4-9 years. 

The families who send their children to these schools are from the poorest strata of Nepali society and live in cheap, structurally weak homes. These families also stand to lose the most by the loss of daily wages when they have to stay back to look after their children.

Until schools resume, we have started running an Education camp for children from the community. It runs every week-day until June 15th, 2015.  It gives children a chance to play in a safe space and continue with parts of their education. It also frees up their parents to resume their daily-wage jobs, thereby assisting each family to move towards a ‘normal life’.  

We are in talks with the District Education Supervisor, and the principals of all 25 schools, to meet our objective.

To facilitate the re-opening of schools, we have sent a team of engineers and architects to assess the structural damage of the school buildings.

Long Term Rebuilding:  Later in the year, we will work with donors and government agencies to help construct safer classrooms and toilets for these students. 

Update as of May 18th, 2015: 

- Health-Relief packages distributed - 10,000+ in over 40 locations

- Education camp commenced on May 11th, 2015 and will run until June 15, 2015. Open to all students in the community. CAS (creativity, action, service) activities, sports, arts and other activities held every day except Saturdays. 

- Schools assessed - 14 of 25, but these need to be reassessed after the May 12th earthquake.

- Discussions held with all 25 school principals and District Education Supervisor to re-open schools as soon as possible.

- Contacted 250+ students from 12 out of 25 schools. Others continue to be contacted. Several students have returned to their villages with their families. Others' contacts are unavailable as contact information has perished in the earthquake.

For pictures of the Education camp:

https://www.facebook.com/Kehi.Garoun/media_set?set=a.830710153633125.100000824431152&type=3

https://www.facebook.com/kgnepal?fref=ts

 

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Sushila Maharjan

Sushila Maharjan

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to my late father, Madan Man Maharjan 2 years ago

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Janine Reid

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Karan Talwar

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Well done Riz! Keep up the fantastic work you're doing. 2 years ago

YOGA WITH JAYNE

YOGA WITH JAYNE

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From all the classes I am teaching this month - I hope this helps! 2 years ago

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