Natural disasters severely impact social and economic development of a region. During the last few years, there has been an increase in natural disasters and consequently, destruction caused by them.
Most people grapple with the massive destruction and grieve the loss of lives and property. Disasters damage roads, buildings and schools. Education of children gets disrupted. Victims of disasters also require psycho-social support to deal with the trauma.
Our earthquake rehabilitation programme in Nepal has a key feature of reviving schooling at the earliest to take care of psychosocial support and giving the required protection to children. This also helped parents recovering faster and concentrating on rehabilitation of their houses and other infrastructure as their children’s educational and psychological needs were being taken care of.
After the Nepal Earthquake in 2015, we have set up multi-functionary temporary shelters which are utilized as schools. Here, children engage in different learning, psycho-social and recreational activities. The spaces are also used to provide psychological counselling to children and community members who are distressed. The shelters also function as information hubs, keeping the communities abreast of what is happening. The information enables them to access their rights and entitlements.
Through the Livelihood Education programme, we have extended employability skills training to youth whose lives have been severely impacted due to the earthquake.
Our Emergency Education programmes have impacted 1580 children attending 15 temporary schools and 532 youths including 143 women.
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