URGENT EARTHQUAKE REBUILD FUND
One of HVP's school buildings was devastated and subsequently demolished after an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit Kathmandu on April 25th 2015
The school has managed to erect temporary learning centers but are struggling to sustain the same level of classroom activities
Designs for a new earthquake proof building are underway but requires £300,000 funding
BECOME A PATRON
Every year HVPN-UK allocates thousands of pounds to HVP projects in Nepal, enabling work that reaches some of the most marginalised people in Nepali society, giving them opportunities that will enable them to transform their lives
Our supporters believe vision of a strong future for Nepal, built on the principles of Human Values Philosophy such as equality, social responsibility and love of peace
To support our work simply follow the link below to make a donation via our JustGiving page
*Please be aware that UK tax payers can add
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At the HVP schools, fees are calculated based on a needs-assessment of each family. We subsidise the fees from the scholarship fund to ensure that no child is denied the opportunity for an education due to financial hardship.
In some cases the scholarship fund will support the cost of travel, accommodation, books and food for children from low income families coming from rural Nepal
HVP Central has a limited number of boarding student places in its on-site hostel and in Dang, the Children’s Peace Home houses 50+ young people arranging transport to and from HVP Dang in the nearby town of Ghorahi. There remains many students on the waiting list for support.
To sign up as a regular supporter of the scholarship scheme and set up a monthly donation, please visit our JustGiving page and select 'monthly donation'.
Alternatively set up a standing order to:
Barclays Bank: HVP-UK
Sort code: 20-49-76
Account Number: 00540102
Once set up please email with:
1. Your full name and address
2. The amount you are giving monthly
3. The date we will receive the first monthly payment
FUNDRAISE FOR US
HVPN-UK is volunteer-led, and we have limited capacity to organise fundraising events or to apply to trusts and grants for large-scale support projects in Nepal.
Raising funds for HVPN-UK from your friends and family couldn’t be easier and by giving a little of your time and energy you could make a huge positive impact in Nepal.
Set up a fundraising page today by visiting www.justgiving.com and create an account linking it to HVP Nepal-UK.
LEAVE A LEGACY OF LEARNING
There are few better ways to leave a lasting impact on the world than to contribute to the education of young people who would otherwise be denied the opportunity for a quality education.
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► April 25th 2015 Kathmandu was
struck by an earthquake of magnitude 7.9
► There has since been 475 aftershocks
greater than magnitude 4
► Estimated 2000+ fatalities, zero from HVP
► One of HVP's school buildings was
devastated and subsequently
► Plans for a new earthquake safe building
requires £300,000 funding
On 25th April 2015 an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale hit Nepal, to the West of Kathmandu. Buildings were levelled and the death toll is expected to exceed 2000. HVP Nepal is uniquely placed to provide support directly to those in local communities most affected by the earthquake and the chaos that followed. Our schools and projects that are embedded within communities were able to engage the most vulnerable through our local staff.
We have projects in Kathmandu, Thali and Dang - all places affected by the earthquake. Thanks to some luck and a good deal of forward planning with the support of HVP Nepal-UK, the schools and projects were not seriously affected and suffered no casualties. Money is urgently needed to replace the wing of HVP Central School, damaged by the earthquake and aftershocks. Many classes are enduring lessons in tents in the school grounds. Every penny raised will go to restoring the school to full capacity and allowing it to continue to enhance the future opportunities of individuals, families and whole communities through education and social work base on Human Values Philosophy.
Road to recovery
HVP’s plans for a new building are important for the future of the school and the local community. In 2015 many people in the school’s local area went missing or were scared of returning to their homes after the impact of the devastating earthquake. Water, warmth and security were serious problems and HVP worked hard to support as many people as possible. Fortunately HVP’s main building withstood the quake with no damage, but their second building was badly affected and has now been demolished.
Designs for the new HVP building include using earthquake-resistant technology for the foundations and structure. With five floors (built floor-by-floor over time), a large main hall and 16 classrooms, it will provide space for 640 students and at a time of crisis can offer shelter to around 800 people. All rooms will have two-way ventilation and windows on both sides to allow the sun’s light and warmth in all day. This will make it an environmentally friendly and healthy space for learning and sanctuary. It is also well designed to provide access for the physically disabled and injured. The municipality is offering technical support as they are keen for it to be a model building and an example of good practice.
The Nepali Government recently declared all schools must now offer classes for grades 11 and 12 – HVP currently educates students up to grade 10. However, the loss of the old building means students are already being squeezed into the reduced space remaining and there is no room for such expansion. This makes the new building even more vital for HVP’s future. It may also provide opportunities to offer university courses, perhaps run in the evenings to make maximum benefit of the new space and enable employed Nepali’s the ability to study around their work.
The plans for the new building received an extremely positive response from the surrounding community. It will be a place of safety if disaster strikes again and will help to reduce anxiety and fear felt by local people, as well as potentially saving many lives in the future. HVP is keen for the project to be for the whole community; to provide important services locality improving education, offer sanctuary and bring a peace of mind and hope to many.
The cost for building this significant place of learning and safety is around 40 million Nepalese rupees, roughly £300,000. We can ensure that the wider communities recover from this disaster stronger than ever. Please give as much as you can afford or help HVP securei funding. We always welcome ideas, suggestions and donations from friends and supporters. . HVP Nepal-UK is volunteer-led so 100% of your donation will go to where is it most needed in Nepal.