6 NEW SCHOOLS FOR 1,200 STUDENTS COMPLETE, THANKS TO OUR INTERNATIONAL TEAM.
3 new schools are to be completed by 2018.
Why are we doing this?
On April 25, 2015 and then again on May 12, 2015, two devastating earthquakes hit Nepal taking the lives of almost 9,000 people and leaving hundreds of thousands without homes.
The April earthquake hit on a Saturday, the only day children in Nepal do not attend school. This was a gift amidst the ruin, for some districts were left with every single school as a pile of rubble.
On May 22, 2015 Kids of Kathmandu, along with partner Asia Friendship Network, was given permission by Ministry of Education, Nepal to rebuild schools in 4 of the most earthquake devastated districts.
Temporary schools went up immediately to brace for monsoon season which was drawing near as June approached.
In March 2016, in partnership with SHoP architects, we broke ground on our first 6 permanent schools which were completed at the end of 2017.
Kids of Kathmandu leads the charge on project management, design and engineering. We also provide all school desks, white boards, rugs, water purification systems, and libraries full of books.
Kids of Kathmandu and our many partners have done a great deal of work to ensure that the schools we rebuild in rural Nepal are safe and affordable. Our design and engineering work allows us and others groups to maximize our donor’s dollars to provide a 21st century educational experience to prepare the children for their future in this ever evolving Nepal.
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Kavre lies 15 miles (25km) east of Kathmandu. Over 20,000 homes were destroyed in the earthquake.
Sindupalchowk lost over 4,000 lives in the earthquake and displaced 99% of families. It was also the site of the chopper that went down in the mountains carrying earthquake relief supplies and 6 US Marines and 2 Nepali soldiers. 97% of the district does not have access to education after the earthquake.
According to Government estimates, 30,000 buildings were completely destroyed in the earthquake and over 1,000 lives lost. 89% of people were displaced by the earthquake, 62% of homes were permanently damaged. 86% of Nuwakot does not have access to education.
Gurkha is an historically important region in Nepal, revered largely for its Gurkhan soldiers. Lying close to the epicenter of the earthquake, an estimated 95% of schools were destroyed here.
On April 25, 2015 the most deadly earthquake since 1934 hit Kathmandu and surrounding villages. Close to 9,000 people lost their lives, tens of thousands were injured, and hundreds of thousands were left homeless. A very large aftershock occurred weeks after on May 12, 2015 and hundreds of aftershocks continue today. Safe schools are a necessity. It’s a simple as that.
Kathmandu is the physical and cultural capital of Nepal, with close to 1 million people in population. It is a culturally rich city, dating back at least 2,000 years. The primary religion is Hinduism, followed by Buddhism. Nepali is the most commonly spoken language, and tourism is the most important industry which is no surprise in this beautiful, serene, and meaningful country.
Before the earthquake, there were 43,910 total households in district. 99% of households were damaged by the earthquake with 57% heavily damaged and 29% completely destroyed. 98% of people were displaced and now live in different locations than they did prior to the earthquake. 75% of people do not have access to education.
The NYCDS orphanage is our first project and is how we began in 2010. Currently and for the past 6 years, we fund all of the education, food, medical, solar, and water projects for these 45 children that stole our hearts from the beginning. Become a pen pal with one of the children and sponsor them here.