Published Date :03 Jul, 2015
The 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the country, caused buildings to collapse, set off avalanches on Mount Everest and catapulted the entire region into chaos. It struck shortly before noon local time on April 25, cantered about 50 miles from Kathmandu. Thousands aftershocks have been recorded throughout the region, with more predicted. The most powerful aftershock, a 7.3 magnitude quake more than two weeks after the initial disaster, has added to the death and injury toll. The monsoon season creates even greater urgency as students seek classroom amidst damaged and ruined buildings.
To help raise awareness of the earthquake appeal and to reach their fundraising with a commitment to helping Ratamata schools build back better, we draw on our experience in early recovery and longer term rehabilitation programming to inform the next stage of our extended response strategy to restore educational services for disaster survivors of Ratamata. Initially, we are evaluated rebuilding options for damaged schools in Ratamata of Sindhuli.