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The new school year started back in April and we had some changes to the student sponsorship program! Three children have left the program and three new ones have joined in. Through the student sponsorship program, NEIO provides financial support to 15 students based on financial need which pays for their school room and board,...

We had a great turnout at the fundraiser last night! We were able to meet new people and see old faces. We are truly blessed and very grateful for everyone that showed up, all the donors and sponsors that couldn't be there last night, and those that were there with us in spirit. Thank you...

We have not heard directly from Nakote school. Community members in the vicinity have said that all the roadways are blocked, and there have been conflicting reports on the extent of damage to the school buildings. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Nakote community. We would like to thank our engineer, Arna Raj Silwal, who...

Thankfully, the students are uninjured. The school buildings have been completely destroyed. The focus now is on providing sufficient food, clothing, and shelter. Tashi, our close friend and school director, is doing much of the food coordinating, and is currently directing the efforts to provide 30 kg of rice to every villager in surrounding villages. Tashi...

Our contact, Shrestha, at the Singhadevi school has informed that the school building was damaged during the earthquake, his house as well as 151 other houses in the community have collapsed, and that food is in shortage. We were told that no relief items have been distributed to the village except for a small tarp...

The following pictures were taken on 4/28/15 (Nepal time). The kitchen has collapsed, but the rest of the school remains standing with no visible structural damage. For that, we would like to thank the engineer, Arna Raj Silwal, who helped us with the construction of the Nakote and Nurbuling schools. Without the help and dedication...

We got further update from our local contact that food is lacking in the region. All are surviving on limited food including students of nurbuling school. He's asking for immediate help to provide food for the students. It costs about $0.65 per day to feed one student. This will allow the students to stay in...

We are sad to report that the principal of Nurbuling school as well as two small children at the school have lost their lives as a result of the earthquake. Several other children were injured. We also confirmed that the Nurbuling school had sustained some damage including a collapsed kitchen and damaged office buildings. Our...