MIT Group Foundation, chaired by Shesh Ghale, CEO, Melbourne Institute of Technology and President, NRNA together with his wife, Jamuna Gurung, supported the immediate relief effort of Nepal earthquake victims through NRNA. Both Shesh and Jamuna volunteered giving alms and helped distribute food, temporary shelter, blankets and clothing and arranged the setting up of 26 medical camps working through the NRNA in the early weeks of the relief effort. They worked nonstop to get help to those most in need. With their effort and others from the NRNA they were able to assist approx. 17,000 families. The powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 that struck Nepal on Saturday, April 25, 2015, took more than 8,000 lives; injured over 22,000 people and destroyed or severely damaged more than 700,000 homes and public infrastructures.
Although, Barpak Village of the Gorkha district was the epicentre of the quake, it had an impact on 31 out of 75 districts; out of these districts, 14 were declared crisis hit districts.
The devastation brought about from the quake was beyond comprehension. The pain and suffering that Nepal the Nepali people are still going through is heart wrenching. The earthquake left Nepal and its people with the saddest feelings that they have ever been dealt with in their lives. It has left many thousands homeless with a huge sense of loss; not only of belongings and of family members; but they have also lost their sense of security and more importantly a source of providing for their families as they are not able to work and earn a living.
MIT Group Foundation donated NPR 20, 000, 0000.00 towards saving the lives of the earthquake affected areas in the hope that at least some assistance could be given to the most needy.
MIT Group Foundation is involved in philanthropic and humanitarian activities currently in Nepal. The aim of the Foundation is to reduce poverty through education and health for the most vulnerable and underprivileged communities around the world.