2,000 people dead. Entire regions decimated. And thousands upon thousands of children with homeless, uncertain futures.
It’s particularly close to home for the Childreach family. Dr Tshering Lama, our country director, and the team were working until 4am last night, pulling men, women and children out of the rubble, and they are helping people in any way they can.
We have always worked in the rural, mountainous regions of Nepal, and these have been hit especially hard. Sindupalchok district, home to our Taught, Not Trafficked programme, was in the very epicentre of the quake. Tshering is trying to arrange helicopters to get up there, but there is obviously huge demand, so he is struggling. Tshering’s home village, and the village of Manikharka where we work, have also been destroyed.
Childreach International (based in London) refer to you, our supporters, as ‘the Childreach family’…because that’s honestly how it feels. We value the contribution of each and every one of our fundraisers, donors and volunteers, and together, we know we can change the lives of countless children across the globe.
We’re a small charity. We don’t have millions of pounds in reserve when a disaster like this strikes. All we have is your support.
You already know why we're posting this update. It's because we need your help once more. We have worked and worked, for five years, to build Childreach Nepal into the force it is today. The children of Nepal need our help.
On Saturday morning, we were distraught. Most of the schools we work with are all just dust and rubble. We are determined to do everything we can to help them get back on their feet, and for the children of Nepal to get all the support they need to overcome this tragedy. But we can’t do that without you. Just £5, or whatever you could afford, would make such a huge difference to the children we support each and every day.
Please donate at the Childreach International website, or text (if you are in the UK) text TAUGHT to 70007 to donate £3, today.