An Appeal to Aid the School after the Earthquake

April 27th, 2015 by Dennis Crommentuijn-Marsh


Dear Sponsors and wellwishers,

As you will have read and seen in the news there is a major disaster taking place in Nepal.
We thank all those whom have contacted us with offers of financial support.

We have just heard from Nepal that they are all ok.

The school building has suffered minor cracks and the photovoltaic system we installed is severely damaged.

They are worried about aftershocks and spent the night on the veranda as there were thunderstorms. There was a big aftershock (6.9) a short while ago, there have been at least 90 aftershocks.

The surrounding area and infrastructure is badly damaged, particularly the roads and Pokhara airport.

The school has supplies for the immediate term and they have fuel for the generator to pump clean water.
However, in the medium term they will be affected by the economic situation, fuel and fresh food will likely be short.
We also think we have a problem with our bus, which was in central Pokhara in the garage at the time of the quake, in an area of tall buildings.
We rely on the bus to get the older kids to high school in town (25 km away).

The overall situation will now doubt become clearer over the next week and we have asked them to let me know what help we can offer.

We are thinking that we will need to seek additional funds because the prices for daily living (food, medicines) have already hiked as people try to stock pile.
We also need funds to replace the damaged electrical systems (batteries, solar panels and inverter) so the school can have limited functionality and maintain its relative independence from the already strained electricity supplies in the country.

We can divert some of the money that we have set aside for other purposes but we don’t have that much contingency.
We’ve set up a Justgiving page for anyone you know who might want to help. Here is the link:

Updates are coming regularly through Facebook group (search for nagajuna) but we will try to keep you posted when we know more.

On behalf of the Trust,



XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>