In the Summer term 2015, Bodwell’s Volunteer Club students spent many hours raising funds to support the relief efforts in Nepal after the devastating earthquake there last year. Bodwell matched the amount raised and this money was given to ‘Himalayan Life’ who work tirelessly to help the people of Nepal.
The founders, Daniel and Karina Burgi extended their gratitude to Bodwell for helping them rebuild the village of Yangri. They previously attended a Bodwell assembly to accept the cheque and give an update on work in September 2015. Click here to see pictures from the assembly.
Daniel writes,” We have made good progress on rebuilding the village of Yangri, the relief project we have taken on after the earthquakes in April and May. At present, the reconstruction of the Yangri’s Small-Hydropower plant is in its final phase. I expect the lights to be back on in the Yangri valley by the end of February. We have been able to help dozens of families with food, emergency shelter, and medical care. A particular source of joy to me is our Mini-School which serves to bridge the gap until the ‘proper school’ has been set up. If you take a look at the pictures of students and teacher, I am sure you will share my joy…”
The pictures Daniel refers to are shown below along with a video about the project. You can also click here to visit the Himalayan Life website and see photos, read about the work and take part in anyway you can either through donations or volunteering.