In April 2015, Nepal was devastated by the region’s worst earthquake in 80 years. The 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks killed over 8000 people, flattened villages and left thousands injured. Experts say rebuilding will cost billions of dollars. Nepal can’t rebuild alone. This is especially true for rural and remote villages where access to aid is limited.
The REACH for Nepal Foundation was formed around August 2015 to provide practical and financial assistance to rural Nepalese communities affected by the earthquake.
The Foundation works to improve the lives of Nepalese people through initiating and supporting programs that assist earthquake-affected communities to rebuild schools and libraries, provide educational scholarships, foster sustainability, enhance the skills of local teachers and extend participation in sporting activities.
The Foundation’s priority is assisting people in remote areas of Nepal that have not been reached by other aid agencies. Many of these are only accessible on foot.
|R =||Rebuild – Areas affected by the 2015 earthquakes, and provide support to other schools and villages that need assistance.|
|E =||Educate – Provide school textbooks and tuition, as well as scholarship programs and vocational training to improve employment outcomes.|
|A =||Assist – Ensure that projects benefit the lives of children and their communities, while also stimulating the local economy by employing locals to assist in community projects.|
|C =||Children/Communities – Our focus is to improve the livelihood of both children and Nepalese communities who have been worst affected by the 2015 earthquakes and other events.|
|H =||Hope – Give hope to communities that have lost family members, homes, schools, income and opportunities as a result of the 2015 earthquakes, or who are otherwise in desperate need of assistance.|
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