Earthquake Nepal update

We would greatly appreciate your End of Financial Year, Tax Deductible Donation today to help us help the people of Nepal.

The Rotary Club of Adelaide West was delighted recently to welcome Dr Tshering Lama from ChildReach Nepal to our Club to hear some inspiring stories about how the organisation is revolutionising the education and futures of the children and their families through remote mountainous regions of Nepal around Mt Everest.

Sadly, many of the villages in this region today are destroyed. The letter below is a direct update from the CEO of ChildReach Nepal just received by our Club.

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Dear Friends,
The is the first time I've emailed you directly with an ask, but I'm sure you've already seen the devastating news from Nepal.

This disaster is particularly close to home for the Childreach family. Dr Tshering Lama, our country director in Nepal, and his team were working until 4am for the last 2 nights, pulling men, women and children out of the rubble, and they are helping people in any way they can.

Over the last 48 hours I have been speaking with my team in Nepal, and it's one of the hardest conversations I've had since starting Childreach International. I was in Nepal last year in November and saw first-hand the amazing work that Childreach Nepal has been involved in transforming the lives of children.  To see all of that work destroyed is heart wrenching.  But we must give hope back to those children.

Over 3500 people are dead. Entire regions decimated. And thousands upon thousands of children are homeless, with uncertain futures. The numbers are going to be significantly higher as news starts to trickle in about the devastation in the mountains. The focus for the government has so far been in the Kathmandu valley and Everest region.

Childreach has always worked in the rural, mountainous regions of Nepal, and these have been hit especially hard. Sindupalchok district, home to our Taught, Not Trafficked programme, was in the very epicentre of the quake- Dr Lama has been trying to arrange helicopters to get aid and support up there, but there is obviously huge demand, so he is struggling. Dr Lama's home village, and the village of Manikharka where we work, have also been destroyed. So bad is the situation that our team are driving on motorbikes and mopeds to get aid up to the mountainous regions in the Sindupalchok district despite all the dirt tracks being closed due to landslides. Thye are determined to get aid to the people who need it in these remote areas.  
Our team in Nepal are relentless in their quest to transform the lives of children.  We need your support to ensure that children are kept safe and have hope when all around them they are seeing their homes, schools and lives destroyed.
We're a small charity. We don't have millions of pounds in reserve when a disaster like this strikes. All we have is your support.
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Thank you so much for your support.
have millions of pounds in reserve when a disaster like this strikes. All we have is your support
Firoz Patel

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