The Nepal Earthquake: 2 Years Later

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people, and leveling homes and buildings across the country. Education infrastructure suffered greatly as around 8,000 schools were destroyed and some 25,000 classrooms were damaged. To make matters worse, Nepal experienced rounds of aftershocks as well as a 7.3-magnitude earthquake on May 12. Many of the hardest hit areas were located in regions that were particularly difficult to reach. This combined with a fuel crisis thwarted recovery efforts.

Rescue workers removed debris as they searched for victims in Bhaktapur, near Katmandu. [Niranjan Shrestha / Associated Press]
Villagers searched for their belongings in the rubble of their homes in the village of Barpak, Nepal. [Daniel Berehulak / New York Times]
Villagers searched for their belongings in the rubble of their homes on Wednesday in the village of Barpak, Nepal. [Daniel Berehulak / New York Times]
Happy Hearts Fund has since partnered with All Hands Volunteers and Room to Read to rebuild schools in Nepal. To date we have completed five schools with five more underway, giving children in earthquake impacted communities a chance for a better future.

A student smiles at Prithivi School, rebuilt by Happy Hearts Fund. [Photo: Navesh Chitrakar]
A student smiles at Prithivi School, rebuilt by Happy Hearts Fund. [Photo: Navesh Chitrakar]
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