On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu, the worst of its kind in more than 80 years. More than 9,000 people were killed, a further 23,000 were injured and the destruction to infrastructure and homes was massive. On May 12, 2015, a second 7.3 earthquake struck the country, causing further devastation and loss of lives. 72 hours after the first earthquake, All Hands Volunteers arrived and got to work.
After almost 23 months in Nepal, All Hands Volunteers has impacted over 20,000 people throughout our response and recovery efforts. A total of 1,769 volunteers from 72 countries have donated 192,980 volunteer hours toward putting families back in homes and kids back in schools in Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, and Nuwakot. In addition to this core focus, we have been involved in numerous community projects such as masonry training, school reading projects, water catchment systems, and more. After more than a year, the Nepali people are still in dire need. As a result, All Hands Volunteers has focused our efforts on one goal- getting the children of Nepal back to school.
Recently, we completed 3 new school builds in the district of Nuwakot, which will impact an estimate of over 8,000 children in Nepal. In the district of Sindupalchowk we opened a program in February 2017 to construct two more schools. The new builds will keep Program Nepal open, providing safe classrooms and sanitation in these disaster affected areas well beyond the 2 year anniversary of the earthquake.
Watch this video of #EveryChild at Work in Nepal.
This is Netra's story. Locals and volunteers call her Aama, which in Nepalese means "mother."
We are hard at work rebuilding 7 of those schools in Nepal. There’s still so much work to do and we need YOUR hands to get the job done.
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