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raised including £5 million matched by the UK Government
emergency shelters were distributed
people gained access to safe drinking water
people received medical care
A temporary learning centre in Nepal set up by CAFOD. Image: Bikash Khadge/Caritas Switzerland/CAFOD
“When the children came back, they were traumatised and afraid,” explained the headmaster of a school in Sindhupalchok, Nepal. “We suspended classes for five days and ran a special programme with singing and dancing. This helped to calm the children. It helped a lot that students learned in class how to behave in case of an emergency and how to protect themselves from natural disasters.”
Temporary classrooms helped children continue with their education and regain some form of normal life after the trauma of the disaster.
Thanks to generous donations to the DEC’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal 200 temporary classrooms like this one were built.