Edu-Tenting Nepal

Ten million of students are not able to attend school after a massive earthquake disaster on 25 April and 12 May 2015 in Nepal. Many schools are devastated and will not be reconstructed for a year now. So these kids need temporary space not just to study but to be safe psycho-socially. They need to be in good atmosphere, as staying back home for a long time will affect them very adversely and also will create huge chance of dropping out from school. These kids have to be brought back to academic life soon, or their idle mind will be permanently affected and they may drop out of school.

The main objective of this campaign is to create an academic foundation, bring back students from home and counsel them on health, nutrition and sanitation.

With a mission of keeping the education foundation as the basic building block of the future generation and the entire nation, Nepal Family Development Foundation initiated this campaign to provide educational materials, build temporary learning spaces and take care of student’s health and hygiene at affected areas of Nepal.

Till date, this campaign has reached to 1500 students, 11 schools of Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk and Dolakha districts.

Students were supplied with a bag pack containing stationary items. The stationary items included copies, drawing books, pencils, erasers, sharper and color pencils. Story books and sports materials were provided for the school library and stationary for school office were given. Sanitary kits were provided to some of the schools at Dolakha district. Diaries and pens were given to the teachers and volunteers.

Students were gathered together to draw a picture and write on whatever topic they want to. Most of the students wrote about their state of mind during the massive earthquake. Some even drew pictures about the earthquake and its consequences. Through paintings and articles, they shared their feelings and thoughts about the earthquake.

Different sports activities were also conducted during the programme