When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, pictures of the devastation ran 24/7 on global news networks for weeks. But the impact on schools, and education for the country’s children, didn’t feature much. We’re helping raise money for one school in particular: Khagendra New Life Special Education Secondary School – a pioneer in educating children with a disability.
With your help, we’ll work to rebuild classrooms and equip them with furniture, computers, and equipment to assist children with disabilities. To do that we need to raise $150,000. It’s a small part of our Namaste Nepal campaign – a commitment to raise $1m for grassroots charities and NGOs in Nepal – but a crucial one. Your pledge will go a long way in giving these kids a proper education.
Many schools and universities were hit by the Nepal quake, and we’re working to rebuild one school, the first of its kind in Nepal: Khagendra New Life Special Education Secondary School.
Built in 1969, Khagendra was a pioneer in educating children with a disability. Today it has 303 students, 86 of whom are disabled, and all of whom need a safe and stable place to learn. When the quake hit, seven of Khagendra’s 16 rooms were destroyed, and the rest will have to be torn down and rebuilt.
After the quake, Intrepid worked with children’s charity PLAN International to help set up Temporary Learning Centres, and we continued school curriculums as best we could. But now these children need a proper school.
To learn more about our efforts to rebuild Nepal, check out our Namaste Nepal campaign. If you’d like to donate to Khagendra New Life Special Education Secondary School, head to our crowdfunding page.
All images c/o PLAN International