Save the Children’s temporary learning centres help restore a sense of normality to children in Nepal

Wednesday 27 May 2015

High up in the mountains in Sindhupalchowk district, Nepal, this Save the Children’s temporary learning centre is allowing children affected by the double earthquakes in Nepal to play and learn again, to regain a sense of normalcy and to feel safe and overcome their fears through structured activities.

Alisha attends the child friendly space. “A person who studies will have a beautiful future” she tells us. Her school was severely damaged and currently there are no usable classrooms.

Their teacher Kabita says that children’s psychosocial well being has suffered after the earthquakes. “It has been difficult. I want them to have an environment like this child friendly space so they can move forward.”

Only a few weeks ago on 25th April a massive earthquake hit Nepal leaving more than 8,500 people dead and injuring 18,000. It destroyed a half-million homes and left more than 3 million homeless. More than 32,000 classrooms were destroyed.

Save the Children launched an immediate response and one month on has reached 192.430 people including 76,972 children life saving aid We have set up mobile health unit and established 26 child friendly spaces.



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