Nepal schools reopen after April earthquake

Nepal schools reopen after April earthquake

Nepal schools reopen after April earthquake

Written by Tharushan Fernando

31 May, 2015 | 7:19 pm

Thousands of schools damaged during April’s devastating earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open.

More than 25,000 classrooms were destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks, and more than 8,000 people died.

Many have only been rebuilt on a temporary basis using materials such as bamboo, wood and tarpaulin and classes will initially focus on group activities to help children recover from the trauma of the disaster.

The Nepalese government closed all schools in the earthquake-affected areas of Kathmandu and its surrounding districts for the month of May, as families struggled to rebuild their lives and in the worst-hit districts of Gorkha, Sindhupalchok and Nuwakot, it is estimated that more than 90 percent of schools were destroyed.

Source: BBC News

 

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