Nepal Earthquake Appeal
Trustees – Shri Nathu Ram Puri (Chairman), Shri Joginder Sangar, Shri Subhashbhai Thakarar, Shri Anil Puri
27th April 2015
NEPAL EARTHQUAKE TRAGEDY
DEVASTATION & LOSS OF LIFE ON AN UNPRECEDENTANT SCALE
AN URGENT APPEAL TO HELP REBUILD SCHOOLS IN MOST REMOTE AREAS OF NEPAL
Latest news from our own Teachers and Volunteers based in 1400 remote villages lying in mountainous regions:
4200 people known to have lost lives so far, many more lives could be lost as rescue continues
Saraswati Vidyalaya (SV) assisted One Teacher Schools devastated in 256 villages out of 1394 it operates from; unknown loss of lives in villages of children, teachers and volunteers
Hospital and Health Care (First Aid) services out of operation, unable to provide immediate medicines & dressings required to tend the wounded
Complete breakdown of infrastructure i.e. roads, electricity & water supply etc.
Near total destruction of houses in these villages, rendering them without shelter from cold weather
Unknown number of Livestock – their livelihood is lost
Saraswati Vidyalaya (SV), a Service project of The Three R’s Education Trust UK in conjunction with Jankalyan Pratisthan Nepal, has been serving people of remote and mountainous regions of Nepal for over 15 years. Its unique approach to education to provide basic literacy skills through ONE TEACHER SCHOOLS, known as Ekal Schools, has received accolade and recognition from all over of the world. SV has established schools in 1394 remote villages out of 3900 known ones which require schools, and there are many more that make up rural Nepal. SV’s unique system of empowering children and the people of villages through education is helping to remove illiteracy & poverty and stopping their external exploitation. SV also helps in developing village economy and basic health care and hygiene.
SV has the required infrastructure in rural Nepal to REBUILD the schools that are devastated and instill hope and courage in the villages to distribute medicines, drinking water and food packages, which is the urgent need of the hour. SV can also assist technicians to re-connect rural areas with roads, electricity and telephone lines. BUT it needs your support to be able to do all this. We are appealing to you to help SV to REBUILD rural Nepal by donating generously and enabling its selfless and dedicated team of Teachers, Volunteers and Villagers who are ready on the ground to serve with rapid action. Please help SV to alleviate the pain and tragedy of the victims of this mega Earthquake.
The total no of schools sponsored by Saraswati Vidyalaya had reached 1527, although full listing was awaited from Nepal. However, after the shattering Earthquake, we have lost schools in 332 villages through collapsing buildings. We do not have any communication with our leaders from these areas, mainly in Dhading and Pokhara regions which are in the immediate vicinity of the Epicenter of the earthquake.
Please visit SV website and give generously by clicking on to MYdonate (operated efficiently by BT) and follow the process of donating. If you are a tax payer you can qualify for Gift Aid, this will further enhance the fund raising efforts of SV to provide succour to the most needy. Please click www.saraswatividyalaya.org.uk (Mydonate) now to donate. Your urgent support at this needy time is most welcome from our hearts. Thank you.
Nathuram Puri (Chairman)
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