REBUILDING EDUCATION FROM THE GROUND UP, NEPAL
On April 25th 2015, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal killing 9,000 people. It was an anxious 10 hours before we learned news that our Operations Manager Jimmy Lama, his family and his team had survived. 470 of the 545 schools in the Sindhupalchok region were completely destroyed.
Jimmy signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nepalese government to rebuild 15 schools, however, strict building codes were introduced for the rebuilds to be earthquake resilient – the result meant that that initial budgets swelled ten fold and Jimmy’s organisation suddenly had a much bigger financial task ahead of them.
School in a Bag felt compelled to help.