Alfie and Becky -Disaster Relief in Nepal

We are flying out in August to try and make as much difference as we can through teaching, helping rebuild and generally lifting spirits.

Our project aim 

On the 25th of April an earthquake hit Nepal killing over 8,000 people and injuring more than 23,000, to make matters worse there was a major after shock on the 25th of May. We have found a company who have just formed a disaster relief project in Nepal and we are very excited to join them out there in August for a few weeks. Our adventure entails us heading to Kathmandu and making as much difference as we can by helping this country in its time of need. We hope to help by teaching in the new schools set up, helping to rebuild and generally lift spirits.

Why do we care?

Before considering Nepal, we were both very interested on taking some time and visiting an area of need to make a difference through volunteering. Both of us were extremely struck by the impact the earthquake had on Nepal and were very keen to take on this opportunity to volunteer. This opportunity will really open our eyes and help us understand what we take for granted everyday.

Alfie: I absolutely love being around children and teaching, I recently did a 2 month placement at my prep school to help with a reception class. After realising some of the children in Nepal are currently without a home, learning facilities and food I looked no further and after researching the disaster relief programme, I seized the oppurinity and cannot wait to begin this journey. 

Becky: Having spent the past year helping out on the board of a local charity, the Rocking Horse, I've been very inspired by the impact charity work has and have been keen to do something bigger. When Alfie and I realised we were both interested in making a difference through charity work, we were motivated to make a plan and I couldn't be more excited, if not a bit nervous, for this adventure.

How the money will be spent 

Unfortunately, the company we are using do not receive any government funding so they have to charge a price for the project. As well as the cost of flights there is a Disaster Relief placement fee  that covers all standard costs like food and accommodation, health and travel insurance, airport transfers, support from local staff, administration, support and information before we go and during our time away, as well as all project materials. Once all these standard costs have been covered the money left is spent on extra materials needed on the ground in Nepal or donations towards aspects of the Nepal disaster relief work.