More than 8,500 people have died following April’s devastating earthquake in Nepal.
Around 25,000 classrooms in some 8,000 schools were damaged in the 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks, and in the worst-hit districts it is estimated that more than 90% of schools have been destroyed.
Some have been rebuilt on a temporary basis using materials such as bamboo, wood and tarpaulin. Thousands of children will be attending lessons in these makeshift buildings, and classes will initially focus on group activities to help children recover from the trauma of the disaster.
The Bootstock Association is already funding a project to provide educational, sports and musical activities to a group of 40 children and young people in the village of Ramdi Ridi, in Palpa District. The school and 54 homes in the village have been destroyed, and throughout the District of Palpa almost 1500 buildings have collapsed.
The Bootstock project is being managed by a Nepalese volunteer and has no administration costs.
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