REBUILDING A CHILANKHA SCHOOL
A 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25, followed by a massive 7.3 Richter scale aftershock on May 12, 2015 took more than 8,500 lives, battered over half a million homes, and affected the livelihood of millions. Among the deadliest in Nepal’s history, the quakes also destroyed 5,000 schools, impacting the most susceptible yet promising population of the country, its children. Fifty miles east of Kathmandu, Chilankha, a rural village in Dolakha district, is no exception.
Despite tremendous work from charitable organizations and government agencies, help has been woefully slow and inadequate, especially in remote places like Chilankha. Himalaya Secondary School in Chilankha has been severely damaged, taking hostage the dreams of its students. We may not be able to rebuild everywhere, but we can make a difference in the lives of these needy children by assisting their school in its reconstruction effort. It is our desire to create a platform to collect and disburse funds to help.
How will we use the funds?
- The donations will be handed over to the school management committee without any overhead costs.
- Use of the funds will be limited to the reconstruction of the school.
- We will keep you posted on the progress.
Please join us in our effort to send Chilankha’s children back to school so that they can continue to dream and become the best they can be. We appreciate your contribution, no matter how big or small. To put things in perspective, 1 US dollar is 102 Nepali Rupees, and many Nepalese live on less than that a day. Your small help can make a big difference and bring back those precious smiles where they belong.
Nelson Mandela once said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Let us do our part to help Chilankha’s children find the inspiration to change their world.
Thank you for your support!