Earthquake Urgency: Back to school, Protection and access to income
Following the 2015 spring earthquakes, Planète Enfants launched this program to help Nepali children and their families to resume a normal life. We have initially set in secure reception areas where children can play, learn and talk about their fears. It is also to protect them from the increased traffic risks.
In addition, protection and psychosocial assistance office is listening to anyone in difficulty to help him directly or refer to other existing services.
Finally, we engage in the reconstruction of schools and improving the quality of education, so that children enjoy better conditions than before the earthquake.
A few figures
891 persons who received counselling
3 041 children accommodated in temporary spaces
594 shelters provided
Testimony of Sumana, 11 years
"My home and my school were destroyed during the earthquake. I was so sad. » (...)
"And then, in June, Planète Enfants and Shakti Samuha have set up a temporary school at my school yard. I went there and it was really great to find my friends to play, study, read, play football or draw."
"I'm Sumana, I am 11 years old and I am in class 4 (CM1), I live in the village of Thaprek. My home and my school were destroyed during the earthquake. I was so sad.
The school remained closed several weeks and I stood alone while my parents went to work in the fields.
And then, in June, Planète Enfants and Shakti Samuha have set up a temporary school at my school yard. I went there and it was really great to find my friends to play, study, read, play football or draw. There are plenty of games; in fact we had never had as many games at the school before.
Before the earthquake, I did not much like school and I was going not very regularly. Now, I love it! I like to play and read in the library corner. It reassures me and it makes me happy. I like study sessions and I learned a lot about the protection and hygiene. I speak more easily than before.
What I prefer, it is English. I would like to become an English teacher. And I want to thank Planète Enfants and Shakti Samuha for this wonderful project."