The avalanche which occurred on Mount Everest killed 19 people, which also makes it the deadliest day on the mountain. The Kathmandu, Patan and Bhakupus Durbar Squares which were some of UNESCO’s most prized heritage sites are completely destroyed, leaving the country in desolation.
Rescue help and donations have flown into the country but the majority of the funds have gone to huge organisations that seem to mostly focus on the towns and so most smaller villages have been left to fend for themselves.
When we received a message from Manoj Chapagain (Class of 2014), one of our alumni who comes from Dhuninesi in Nepal, we knew we had to help. His village and his school, where a group of Secondary students and alumni volunteered to work last year, has been completely destroyed since the buildings were all made of dried mud. Crops and live cattle suffered the same fate.
Regents’ first initiative stemmed from Primary with a ‘No Uniform for Nepal’ day – simple but very effective. Thanks to all of you, the Secondary School raised an amazing 81,874THB that will go straight into the reconstruction of Manoj’s village; ‘Building Back Better’.
Our next initiative will be “Pattaya to Pokhara” which will involve walking, running or swimming the 3,614km between the 2 cities. This will be on the 15th May and will take place after school.
Both the students and staff at Regents have taken the relief effort seriously and we are on course to raise a substantial amount of money. Every little bit helps and we are glad to do it.