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Building Futures launches Sindhupalchowk Project, Nepal

23 November 2016

Study Group’s charity, Building Futures, begins 18-month campaign for rebuilding in Nepal

In April 2015 a major earthquake hit Nepal leaving widespread destruction. Two weeks later, the aftershock caused a second major earthquake. Hundreds of thousands of people were left displaced, and 95% of schools in the Sindhupalchowk district were completely damaged or destroyed. In the aftermath, children across Nepal are using temporary learning shelters, while many students are left without access to schooling.

Led by Building Futures, in partnership with Plan International, the Sindhupalchowk Project has launched to raise vital funds for rebuilding a school devastated by the earthquakes. This 18-month campaign, the charity's tenth project, plans to build a new school with improved infrastructure and facilities. The new long-term building will be built to withstand future natural disasters, ensuring the provision of lasting education to the area.

David Leigh, chief executive of Study Group, said: "There are over one million children who cannot go to school across Nepal because of the earthquakes last year – we hope that we can make some kind of difference by continuing to work closely with Plan International. They've been our charity partner for more than a decade and do amazing work around the world."

Find out more about Building Futures commitment to global education.

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