The Gurkha community in Kent is halfway towards its £25,000 target to rebuild a school destroyed in the Nepalese earthquake thanks to a £5,000 donation by Clear Voice, the trading arm of Migrant Help.
The money was received by the Ashford-based Sagarmatha Gurkha Nepalese Youth Community at a fundraising lunch hosted by Migrant Help at its Dover offices on Friday, October 16.
Chundevi secondary school in Chunikhel village in the Kathmandu Valley was flattened by the earthquake in April, leaving the 650 students with nowhere to continue their education. Ninety per cent of the buildings in the village were destroyed.
Migrant Help’s Gurkha Community Development project supports Nepalese families across Folkestone, Ashford and Maidstone, and the charity is keen to support Help4Nepal initiative, run by the youth community group.
Robert McCrea, Migrant Help’s CEO, said: “This is such a worthy cause and I am very happy that Migrant Help is able to contribute to the rebuilding of the Chundevi school. Education is essential for the future of the young people of Nepal, many of whom lost their families, friends and homes few months ago. I hope that our donation will assist in alleviating at least some of their suffering. I salute the efforts of Nepalese youth community in Kent who are working tirelessly to make this project happen.”
To find out more about the project visit Help4Nepal Rebuild Schools : Chundevi Ma Bi on Facebook.
Cheques payable to SAGARMATHA GURKHA NEPALESE YOUTH COMMUNITY
BANK: – SAGARMATHA GURKHA NEPALESE YOUTH COMMUNITY
Sort code- 40-08-32
A/C No. – 42031175
Picture (l to r): Rajen Limbu (Migrant Help Community Development Worker), Dawa W Sherpa (Secretary of Sagarmatha Gurkha Nepalese Youth Community in Ashford), Robert McCrea (Migrant Help CEO), Chiran Rai (Founder of the Sagarmatha Gurkha Nepalese Youth Community in Ashford)