Reeti is one of 99 children in three Nepalese hill communities whose lives were torn apart by the massive earthquakes of April and May 2015. Schools were destroyed beyond repair but confidence was shaken too. Parents chose to keep their frightened children "safe" at home. ChoraChori is responding by rebuilding three schools and providing daily support (such as free lunches) that encourages teachers, parents and pupils alike. Without this support the children will have no education, no future.
The earthquakes of April and May 2015 tore apart the threadbare fabric of impoverished rural communities in Nepal. Two huge tremors killed 20,000 people and destroyed half a million homes and community buildings. But it has also been a manmade catastrophe. One year after the disaster the authorities have delivered no support. It falls to small, committed charities like ChoraChori to step up to the plate, rebuild and make a difference in the village areas and to the lives of children like Reeti.
We will complete the rebuilding and furnishing of three schools that were destroyed by the earthquakes. However it requires more than buildings to restore education; we will provide running costs for the schools helping cover salaries and training for new teachers. We will give educational items and material support to the children themselves. We will help the schools become sustainable by seeking central funding, supplemented by income generation activities such as by setting up mushroom farms.
We will restore sustainable primary school education for 99 children at three different locations near Godawari in the hills to the southeast of Kathmandu valley. These schools feed into a government secondary school that is one of the best in the country. So this Appeal provides these vulnerable children with access to a quality education. We'll make these communities resilient to face life's challenges while offering Reeti and her peers more life choices and a future free from poverty.