Himalaya Higher Secondary School
Himalaya Higher Secondary School

It only lasted just less than a minute, but the 7.8 Richter scale magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on the 25 April, 2015 which impacted the country on an unprecedented scale. It only lasted just less than a minute, but the 7.8 Richter scale magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on the 25 April, 2015 which impacted the country on an unprecedented scale. The epicentre was Barpak village in the Gorkha District, which is about 80 km north-west of Kathmandu. The earthquake destroyed almost all of the houses in the village, which included schools that taught more than 1,000 students.

With a population of more than 8,000 people and more than 1,400 households of which most were destroyed or damaged, the Village Development Committee reached out to the MIT Group Foundation to ask for assistance to build a temporary school so that at least the children could go to school rather than feeling bewildered at the terrible turn of events that had in some ways devastated their innocent lives.

MIT Group Foundation understood the need and the urgency of the situation. Two of the Founding members were on the spot, helping and assisting the neediest and understood all too well how important this was, to ensure that these students did not miss out on their education. They understood the importance of trying to provide normality in their day to day life, The Foundation donated NPR 19, 00000 to build a temporary school which contained 24 classrooms. As the monsoon period was fast approaching, the school building also provided a community centre during the monsoon which could shelter families from the rain and hail.