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On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8M magnitude Earthquake struck Nepal and killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. Amongst other devastation in Nepal, the remote village of Banakhu is in dire need of a new earth-quake resistant school. The school building is unstable and crumbling, and is no longer a safe place to learn.
Who are Nepal School Projects?
Nepal School Projects (nepalschoolprojects.ca) is a Canadian charity that believes that the best approach toward development activities is to put the beneficiaries in charge of development projects within their own communities. Education is empowerment and an empowered child leads to an empowered community. We need your help to make a difference in the lives of school children in Banakhu, Nepal.
Elia Saikaly (eliasaikaly.com) is an accomplished adventure film maker, philanthropist, mountain climber, and founder of FindingLife (findinglife.ca). He has been to Nepal ten times and to the summit of Mt. Everest twice. What keeps him going back is his love for the people of this beautiful country. The earthquake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, claiming the lives of 19 people including Elia’s friend Dan Fredinburg. Elia was stationed on Mt. Everest basecamp at the time and was lucky to survive the ordeal. This project is dear to his heart and is one way that he can give back to the country that has given him so much.
This CanadaHelps campaign is our collective response to the Nepal Earthquake. A 'students helping students' initiative aimed at getting one remote community's children back into a safe learning environment. Our collective goal is to raise $50,000 for an earthquake resistant school. There will be 5 classrooms within this school, and these classrooms can be sponsored for $10,000 a classroom. Imagine if 10 schools each raised $5,000 Canadian dollars, an entire community of children would be positively affected.
We need your help!
Hopewell Public School in Ottawa, Canada is one of many schools that has been inspired by Elia Saikaly and is determined to help rebuild classrooms in Nepal. They are one school and cannot do this alone. Power is in numbers and they hope that other schools and businesses will be inspired to join them in making a difference for these children in Nepal.
Join us. Help us achieve our collective goal by sponsoring the building of this new school.
If you're a student - inspire your class or school - get involved and become a fundraising team member.
If you're a business - consider sponsoring a classroom.
If you're one person looking to make a difference, then please make a donation.
Either way, spread the word!
Our promise is to bring back images of the completed school and testimonials from the local people once the funds have been raised and the new earthquake resistant school has been built.
Together, we can help them get back into safe learning environments. But we need your help!
Help us be the change and help this community get back up on its feet. On behalf of all of the students who are joining our team, we thank you for being the change. Let's make a difference together!