Our response: Relief > Resume > Rebuild
Relief: In response to the recent earthquakes to hit Nepal, volunteers have provided health-relief packages to those in need. As of May 18th, KG Nepal distributed health packages, tailored to women and children, to over 10,000 families in over 40 locations.
Resume: After earthquakes, it is natural to help out in "Relief". Yet, we all hope, "Rebuild" will start at some point. KG Nepal intends to focus on 'Resume' so that we do not get stuck on Relief-aid economy.
Rebuild: A team of engineers and architects were arranged to inspect the schools to see which ones need to be rebuilt.
The “Resuming Schools, Resuming Lives” program focused on the 25 schools in its network with the objective to start the classes as soon as possible.
Do you recall when as a child you were excited by new notebooks, a sleek pencil or a fancy eraser? It was an excitement for the ones whose parents could afford them all but there are still children using loose papers, blunt pencils and erasers rubbed to grains.
This is the glaring reason behind most of the students in government schools lagging in studies. To avoid the embarrassment in class when teachers would ask for notebooks, to ignite the interest in students and motivate them to learn and to avoid putting pressure on their cash-strapped parents; since 2011, Kehi Garoun has been distributing stationery to government schools in Kathmandu.
As a KG Nepal volunteer, I have had the privilege of being involved in 3 programs so far. I must say the overall experience was very fulfilling. It has helped to reaffirm my commitment to the values of the social work profession. After joining KG, I feel more dedicated and inspired towards working for the betterment of the society. Thank you KG Nepal for the opportunities, guidance and support.
In our blog, you can read updates of activities conducted by our enabling team.