Nepal earthquake and our rural school project

In our initial report last week we touched on how Kathmandu appeared less damaged than expected from the earthquake; perhaps due in part to how our expectations have been set by the media and certainly because of the amazing resilience of the Nepali people, who are capable of rebuilding their homes and lives so quickly.

Kathmandu remains a bustling and active city, with the main issue currently being the lack of fuel and rapidly rising prices, due to India stopping goods entering Nepal due to border disputes.

Visiting a rural school project at the weekend, however, demonstrated the very real effect the earthquake has had on the rural population, where some estimates are as high as 90% of houses being affected.

Life goes on in makeshift homes, damaged houses and tents, but there is an incredible amount of work to be done. Here are some of the images from the school we support, that shows the extent of the damage, but also a cheerful and productive school continuing in the face of adversity.

For detail of our rural school teaching project click here

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA