Nepal’s Earthquake Recovery and the Importance of Resuming School
After the earthquake, about 5,000 schools or 1 in every 7 has been destroyed in Nepal. Save the Children, a non profit based in Washington, is working to re-establish schools as soon as possible. The disaster is estimated to effect 75,000 children who’s communities were demolished. Experts are concerned the devastation could effect student’s educational opportunities for years to come. Relief efforts for now are focusing on basic needs like shelter, food, water and safety. Schools are planned to regroup in undamaged buildings or tents. A crucial part of the recovery is creating these safe spaces for kids to learn and focus to allow families figure out what’s next while they’re looked after.