Response to Earthquake
Our response: Relief > Resume > Rebuild
Resuming through Education Camp
The earthquakes devastated Kathmandu city, claiming nearly 8,000 lives, injuring thousands and destroying homes and infrastructure. Children have been affected too (both physically and mentally). To somehow help them move past their fear, we organized RESUMING LIVES, RESUMING SCHOOLS camp where children got engaged in Creativity, Action and Service, thus helping them to RESUME their life once again.
Inspecting Schools for Safety
KG is coordinated teams of architects and structural engineers to inspect facilities of the 25 government schools for safety and usability.
How to Help
First and foremost, volunteer to resume your own work. If you are a student, go to your schools; if you are an employee, go to your work; if you are in business, resume your activities. Only then, if you still have extra energy to share, volunteer in a cause that is close to you heart.
Our focus is to resume the network of 29 government schools that KGN has been working with for the last 4-9 years. The families of the students are from the poorest strata in society. They also stand the most to lose by loss of daily wages when they have to stay back to take care of children.
Other Opportunities to Volunteer:
If you can, try to donate (goods are less helpful, as they are less fungible) for any of the grass-root efforts.
Unless otherwise indicated, your donation will be used towards relief and resume projects by KGNepal.
To donate using credit card using the crowdrise campaign, be sure to select 0% optional processing fee by clicking "Edit".
- How you can help the healing process? Earthquakes will continue to come. Let us not wait in fear of another aftershock. Let us calm our nerves, and move ahead resolutely with our daily lives, so that we may restore trust in our capacity to rebuild our lives.
- Why we should resume lives, and not wait for aid? If we get stuck in a relief-aid economy, that will displace the existing market economy. In contrast, efforts to 'resume' lives will ensure that we reach a healthy rebuilding phase. We should not suspend our activities or responsibilities in the hope of receiving aid from specialists or relief supplies. Instead, let us go back to doing what we used to do, before the earthquakes struck.
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