Relief for Nepal: Rebuilding a School

Organized by: M Reza Samadi

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owner profile image UPDATE #2: ALMOST THERE!!!
March 06, 2017

 Really excited to share the news!! The school is getting rebuilt!! Everyone loves a happy ending and we are so close to creating that here See More

THE STORY:

Nepal has fallen out of the news cycle, but children over there are still suffering and as monsoons give way to fall and winter, families are still struggling to rebuild their lives. This is not a perfect cause. Politics and bureaucracy have added to the catastrophe, but just like last time, we will go direct to the community level to make a real difference. 

We have an opportunity to directly improve the lives of children who lost their school and by working directly on a community level, we can ensure the funds raised will go further. As you know, Nepal was hit by devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015 that killed almost 9000 people. The country was hit hard and relief work has still not reached the people who need it most.

On August 18th, 2015 I went to Nepal to help people who lost everything. I took about $5000, raised by the Relief for Nepal Fundraiser, an event put on by Peacelink Live, Grateful Generation and MuzArt World Foundation to help rebuild. My flights and accomodation were self-funded so the money raised went directly to the people in need.

My journey took me to the village of Chaughare, Lalitpur where I was introduced to Assistant Principal Buddha Kaji. The village was hit hard by the earthquakes and relief has been hampered by it's remote location. Hardest hit was the primary school. Half of the classrooms were destroyed and I found school kids crammed into storerooms to take classes and stay out of the monsoon rains.

No school, no hope. It was obvious where our funds were needed most.

In two short weeks, with the help of local Pragya Ratna Ghullu we successfully purchased and transported supplies from Kathmandu to Chaughare and set about to build two temporary classrooms to give the kids some space to learn while distributing school supplies, blankets, oil and salt to the villagers.

But the real work begins now.

For $10000, we can build a permanent classroom building to replace this one above destroyed by the earthquake. For a further $5000, we can provide the school with supplies and equipment and directly benefit the children of this village with a real functioning school! In kind donations of any school related equipment - science, math, art, music supplies much welcomed and appreciated!

Together, we can directly benefit the lives of people a million miles away; we can really help families in need. Every contribution will leaving a lasting impression.

Yours Truly, Reza Samadi and Peacelink Live

$4,453

 

30% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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  • Nydia Gaynor

    $300

  • Becky Estenssoro

    $100

  • Beto

    $100

  • Peter Hobler

    $50

  • Andrea Woolf

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $108

  • M Reza Samadi

    $50

  • Majid & Rashin Dadafshar

    $100

  • Brooke Fruchtman

    $50

  • Janet Samadi

    $25

  • Summer Oliver

     

  • Lucas

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Andrea Spahn-McGraw

    $50

  • Samadi family

    $50

  • Allison Teska

     

  • Ostrich Farm Restaurant

     

  • Ty Methfessel

     

  • Doug Swim

     

  • Martin and Nancy Riese

     

  • M. Samadi

    $25

  • Burners Without Borders

    $2,000

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The Team: $4,453 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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M Reza Samadi

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25% Raised of$15,000 Goal

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Jay Ponti

Amount Raised

$458

 

17% Raised of$2,700 Goal

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Christian Broce

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$300

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Donor Comments

Burners Without Borders

Burners Without Borders

DONATION: $2,000

2 years ago

M. Samadi

M. Samadi

DONATION: $25

In memory of Reza's Grandparents 3 years ago

Martin and Nancy Riese

Martin and Nancy Riese

3 years ago

Doug Swim

Doug Swim

3 years ago

Ty Methfessel

Ty Methfessel

3 years ago

Ostrich Farm Restaurant

Ostrich Farm Restaurant

3 years ago

Allison Teska

Allison Teska

3 years ago

Samadi family

Samadi family

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Andrea Spahn-McGraw

Andrea Spahn-McGraw

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

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