Staff happened to be gathered in Kathmandu fortunately survived and they began rescue work even amid the tremors. Now they are able to support the most remote damaged villages where they have worked for several years. PaxWorks continues to support them.
Here is a brief description of how your funds raised on Global Giving are being used in Sindupalchowk and Gorkha, districts most affected by the earthquake.
- Distribution of relief goods – food, tarpaulins for temporary shelters etc
- Coordinating the distribution of 200 tents donated by Caritas which are serving as temporary classrooms and supporting schools to re-open
- Providing funding for agricultural support (seeds and tools)
- Continuing to support primary health care services in all our working areas
- Planning for temporary and later permanent rebuilding of homes, toilets, water supplies, health posts and schools
The Nepali Government recently announced that schools in Nepal will reopen. However, UNICEF estimates that up to a million children who were enrolled in school before the quake have no school to return to.Moving forward, NTTI’s efforts will be focused on supporting PHASE-Nepal to make it possible for schools to resume and motivate families to send their children, especially their girls, back to school rather than keep them at home to help with the rebuilding efforts or to care for younger siblings.
Thank you so much to all of you who have contributed to the PHASE Earthquake Relief Appeal. Your donations on Global Giving to NTTI’s implementing partner PHASE Nepal have helped make a huge difference on the ground in Nepal!
NTTI- sponsored Master Trainers Sumati Shakya, Bikash Koirala and Sita Thapa have played an essential role in delivering supplies, setting up temporary schools and conducting trauma recovery trainings for teachers over the past 6 weeks. Their efforts, along with the efforts of the entire PHASE staff, has enabled schools in some of the most affected communities to re-open and will ensure that many of Nepal’s most needy children resume their schooling.
Thank you for your patience while NTTI puts teacher training activities on hold to focus on emergency relief efforts before the monsoon rains make traveling to these remote areas and delivering desperately needed supplies impossible due to landslides, flooding and impassible roads.
A huge Thank you for your generosity and compassion!
Ashley, Sumi, Bikash and the entire NTTI/PHASE team