Academy at the Lakes in Land O Lakes, Florida has again shown their love and support of the children in Nepal. Last year they gave money to Shree Ganesh Secondary School in Kavre. The school was severely damaged by the earthquake of 2015 and when asked the Academy students responded by raising $2,000 to rebuild the bathroom. Working with the Yogdan Foundation and a local Swiss man who matched the donation we were able to make this dream come true. I was able to speak with the students this November and show them photos of the school with the children thanking them and a small plaque that was given to them.
I also spoke with the students about the ongoing commitment they have made to Surkhandi Elementary School and the school. The students from Surkhandi who have graduated are now attending the middle school in Chandibahang and planning on attending the high school there. This year they donated $1,922 to the programs that include lunches and school supplies. In the past they paid for sweaters. We at Global Action Coalition as well as the staff and students at these schools are so appreciative of the generosity of the Academy at the Lakes.
There were six shelters and originally we were bringing them all to a remote village called Katatbisan. When I visited that village in 2015 they had one tattered UNICEF tent left and that was the only school room which caused many children to miss out on schooling. We wanted to use these shelters to get the children back to school and open up more opportunities for them. We ended up sending three shelters to that village. The Djiboutian Army set up these shelters after we left and sent us photos of their construction and of them being for classes. This is an important step in making sure that as many children as possible are granted the quality education that they deserve. Read More
Our Team from Gorkha has returned; hear is what he reported.
My team headed towards the Gorkha district on April 28, with the necessary items and the first aid team, but due to the bad weather we were stuck 40 km from Chitwan. Then next day as soon as road was open we arrived in Bhahcake due to landslide we started handing out the basic items to the victims. Our First aid team worked on the casualties who needed the medical treatment. At that place there were no casualties but the houses were almost destroyed and there is no place to live so asked us for tents to live in and to save their crops which was still in the fields.
Our medical team returned d to Chitwan as the weather was bad and the aftershocks were still going I with the other 5 member team hiked 9 hrs to the upper hills with some tents and food items and reached the Kafal Dada. We found faced many problems getting there as we had to divert our route due to the landslide on the paths. The school is almost demolished where one teacher was seriously injured and has been hospitalized . It was so bad that we even could not locate the village. Finally we reached the Kafal Dada it was almost dark so we stayed in one tent due to the heavy rainfall from 3pm to 9 pm and the aftershocks and we were afraid that a landslide might come and take us away we could well imagine what the people of there were living with. Read More
Nepal has been devastated by a horrific earthquake. We have villages which we are working in that have been destroyed. In Kathmandu many need medicine and emergency food and shelter. For those who want to give and not have it go to huge relief organizations where only a small part gets dispersed, we are an option. We have a part of our network in Kathmandu already accessing the situation and ready to help. Please donate using our button and know 100% will be used to help the people of Nepal.
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