On 25 April 2015 Nepal suffered from a catastrophic earthquake followed by several severe aftershocks. A large proportion of the country was left in ruins. It is estimated that more than 1 million children have been left out of school as a result of the earthquake, with over 50,000 classrooms destroyed or damaged. 

In May last year, in recognition of our effective and rapid response during the West African Ebola Crisis, Street Child was asked to work with local partners in Nepal to assist in re-establishing education in some of the country's worst-affected communities.

As we move into the recovery phase of the earthquake response, UNICEF has appointed Street Child as the lead education organisation in Okhaldhunga, one of the hardest-to-reach districts affected by the earthquake. Working with local partners, Street Child has responded by constructing 40 temporary schools and 24 toilet facilities for 3,200 children in Okhaldhunga.

In addition, we've helped to provide specialized training to teachers, enabling them to support students who have experienced trauma as a result of the earthquake and its aftermath.

Find out more about our work in Nepal.

Anna BowdenComment