Print Edition - 2015-05-26  |  Earthquake Relief

Save the Children to build temporary learning centres

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu
Save the Children to build temporary learning centres

May 25, 2015-

Save the Children has expressed its commitment to work with the District Education Offices throughout the country to help the children resume school by setting up temporary learning centres.

The international organisation, which works for children’s rights and supports them, has already set up child-friendly spaces in different districts following the devastating earthquake. It has also planned to set up 70 more temporary shelters for displaced children.  

The organisation said in a statement that it had helped over 127,531 people, including 76,579 children, in Kathmandu, Gorkha, Sindhupalchok, Kavrepalanchok, Nuwakot, Dhading, Ramechap, Rasuwa, Sindhuli and Dolakha districts, in coordination with the respective District Disaster Relief Committees.

According to the Education Ministry, a total of 6,902 public schools have been damaged by the Great Earthquake and its aftershocks. The government plans to resume classes from coming Sunday by setting up temporary learning centres. However, a majority of schools in the earthquake-affected districts are yet to set up such centres.

“Amidst the continuing jolts and aftershocks and the fears that women and children are feeling each day, Save the Children is committed to and will work long-term in the recovery and rebuilding process in Nepal,” said Delilah Borja, country director for Save the Children, Nepal.

“As Save the Children collaborates with the civil society, local governments and authorities and affected communities, the organisation’s appeal is to help affected communities who will be restricted by and confronted with challenges especially during the coming monsoon and winter period,” read the statement issued by the organisation.

Published: 26-05-2015 07:03

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