As you know, last Saturday a devastating earthquake hit Nepal near its capital of Kathmandu. The resulting losses remain unclear, and children and families face displacement, aftershocks, and complicated relief efforts.
Bank Street has a history of partnerships with schools in Nepal, particularly the Ullens School and the Rato Bangala School. Numerous members of our community have been in communication with colleagues, partners, and alumni on the ground. While we are relieved to report that our colleagues there are safe, food and clean water are in short supply, and at least one family is without their home.
Our community is a global one, and our responsibility as educators and learners is to engage any way we can to support the individuals in the midst of this crisis. To that end, if you are interested in making a contribution to the relief efforts you can do so through the following organizations recommended by our Bank Street colleagues.
President, Bank Street College
Relief Efforts Serving Nepal
RBS Alumni Earthquake Fund — An earthquake relief and recovery fund started by alumni of the Rato Bangala School.
Himalayan Healthcare — A non-profit organization helping poor villagers in the mountains of Nepal.
Earthquake Nepal: Accommodation & medical camps — An Indiegogo campaign building medical camps and temporary accommodations for those affected by the earthquake.
Relief For Nepal Earthquake Victims — A campaign providing survival essentials to Kathmandu, via YOUCARING.com.