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Rebuilding Nepal - A students helping students campaign

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On April 25th, 2015, a 7.8M magnitude Earthquake struck Nepal and killed over 9,000 people and injured more than 23,000. The earthquake also triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, claiming the lives of 19 people including my friend Dan Fredinburg. I was stationed on Mt. Everest basecamp at the time and was lucky to survive the ordeal.

This Crowdrise campaign is our collective response to the Nepal Earthquake. A 'students helping students' initiative aimed at getting one remote community's children back into a safe learning environment. Our goal is to raise $50,000 for an earthquake resistant school. There will be 10 classrooms within this school, and these classrooms can be sponsored for $5,000 a classroom. Imagine if 10 schools each raised $5,000 Canadian dollars, an entire community of children would be positively affected.

Who are Nepal School Projects?

Nepal School Projects is a Canadian charity that believes that the best approach toward development activities is to put the beneficiaries in charge of development projects within their own communities. The village of Banakhu needs a school. Education is empowerment and an empowered child leads to an empowered community. We need your help to make a difference in the lives of school children in Nepal.

Who can help?

If you're a student - inspire your class or school - get involved and become a fundraising team member.

If you're a business - consider sponsoring a classroom.

If you're one person looking to make a difference, then please join one of our teams.

Our promise is to bring back images of the completed school and testimonials from the local people once the funds have been raised and the new earthquake resistant school has been built.

I've been to Nepal ten times and to the summit of Mt. Everest twice. What keeps me going back is my love for the people of this beautiful country. Together, we can help them get back into safe learning environments. But we need your help!

Help us be the change and help this community get back up on its feet. On behalf of all of the students who are joining our team, we thank you for being the change. Let's make a difference together!

Elia Saikaly



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