On April 25, 2015 at 11:56 Nepal Standard Time, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal, between Kathmandu and Mt. Everest, killing 9,000 and injuring over 23,000. Aftershocks continued to affect Nepal for several weeks after the initial earthquake. Over 900,000 homes were destroyed and entire villages flattened in the areas around Kathmandu.
A second major earthquake struck Nepal on May 25th further damaging the region.
The earthquake triggered an avalanche on Mt. Everest killing 19 and shutting down the 2015 climbing season, which is a main source of revenue for Nepal.
Immediately following the earthquake, aid was brought into Kathmandu however many small villages in the Himalayan mountains were reduced to rubble and are unable to rebuild on their own.
Another Brick in Nepal – Canada has the goal of raising a minimum of $200,000 to re-build two elementary schools in the Nuwakot region of Nepal, followed by more schools as we identify those most in need. This decision came as a direct result of a fact-finding mission to Nepal in November 2015. In 2005 the founder of Brick Layers Without Borders, one of Another Brick in Nepal’s board members assisted with the construction of a similar school built a in Honduras and now we want to take that experience to help this deserving village in Nepal.
Humanitarian and government aid is reaching Nepal but Another Brick in Nepal’s focus is to reach out to the areas that have yet to receive immediate assistance. Our goal of $200,000 should enable us to reconstruct both elementary schools, one which was completely destroyed during the earthquake and the other which is still partly in use despite major structural damage. Facebook: Another Brick in Nepal - Canada
**Update** We are happy to announce that the school is now under construction in the small village of Aapchaur. We have made four trips to Nepal to secure contracts and a school plan that is earthquake resistant.
I (Alana) am a board member of Another Brick in Nepal and will be returning to Nepal in October to visit the school site. 100% of donations go toward the build.