NEPAL EARTHQUAKES 2015
HOW SHIVA CHARITY IS HELPING
SHIVA Charity's main purpose in Nepal is to promote education, and to help those in distress or need. The earthquake of April 25th killed about 9000 people, and made millions homeless. The homeless families need shelter and food before they can think about their children going to school. They also need financial help for their childrens education, books and uniform. SHIVA Charity is trying to help the catchment area around the schools it sponsors, and also provide any other help as needed. Please see our galleries and consider helping us with a donation. We are working every day for months to come in order to make life better for the survivors. We are a charity of action, not words....
FOOD PACKS AND TARPAULIN
The immediate need for everyone after the earthquake was for somewhere to shelter. Even those with homes still intact feared another earthquake would destroy the weakened structures, and so all needed tarpaulin. SHIVA Chrity provided the most needy homeless with good quality tarpaulin. We distributed hundreds of tents and food packs to the rural communities, and sought out remote villages where people had had no help whatsoever, even weeks after the first quake.
FOOD PACKS:
5kg of rice
1 kg of dhal
2 packets of biscuits
cooking oil
masala
salt
sugar
tea
TEMPORARY HOMES
HELPING STUDENTS TO GET BACK TO SCHOOL
TEMPORARY CLASS ROOMS (UPDATE TO FOLLOW)
Living in a tarpaulin tent is an urgent solution for an immediate problem. Families need to be in a better temporary home to see them through the monsoons and beyond. SHIVA Charity is providing at least 70 temporary dwellings in Rabi so that the poorer families have somewhere to stay over the coming year, or until they can build a permanent home.They are made of corrugated steel, bamboo and weatherproofed plywood. They cost 100 gb pounds to build, and we desperately need as much funding as possible.
Head teacher of Everest Academy in Banepa has agreed to heavily discount students from homeless families, after discussions with Bob Uppington (SHIVA Charity founder), as has Sanga School and Dipshika School. We hope other schools will do the same.
SHIVA Charity is also providing free uniform in Everest Academy for those made homeless, and free uniform to Sanga School.
Sanga School
Sanga School
Dipshika School
The parents of the smaller children often insist that an earthquake-safe temporary class room should be erected for them. It is understandable, particularly when  the aftershocks have been continuing for many weeks. SHIVA Charity has helped erect many class rooms, so that the children can feel safe and secure when attending their school.
New uniform for Everest Academy
Second batch of new uniform
for Sanga School
HELPING WITH EXTRA CURRICULAR SUBJECTS
Teaching Music at Sanga School
Resources Box at Ginette Harrison School
WINTER
Winter nights in Nepal are very cold! The victims in the SHIVA Charity homes need warm blankets. Double blankets cost 17 GB pounds and we have delivered 30, but we need funding for another 40. Now (January 2016) the water too is polluted in Rabi Opi, so we are also delivering water filters. These cost 12 GBP each.