Aid for Nepali Children

Many will know Nicola Bennett, mother of Ioan and now Rhys. Her sister is married to a Nepali man, they live in the UK. All his family are safe following the Earthquake. Nicola and James explain about the family charity.

What started as an excuse to go trekking in the Himalayas has grown into a real challenge for Nicola Bennett’s family. Their work to help Nepali children is now a registered charity called ‘Aid for Nepali Children’ with its own website – www.aidfornepalichildren.org.uk.

Fundraising with activities such as running the London marathon and selling Nepali made pashminas have allowed the charity to build three schools, sponsor five teachers and help 16 families keep their children in education. The charity focused its activity on a small remote area in the Dolhaka region of North East Nepal which is well off the beaten track.

The earthquake has severely damaged these villages with almost all the houses damaged with some totally destroyed. All the villagers are currently living in the open being afraid to return to their homes. The latest home to collapse due to an aftershock happened five days after the earthquake. All three schools have also been damaged and at least one school building has completely collapsed.

It is difficult for us to image the devastation to these poor peoples’ lives but if you want to help them rebuild please help us help them by donating through the secure link on the website.