Supporting Education and Essentials to the Students of 19 Schools at Barekot

In collaboration with Jesuit Curia Rome, St. Mary’s Pokhara, Pillar Fathers, Amarjyoti School and Pastoral Center Kohalpur, NJSI Fe Y Alegria Nepal, distributed sweaters and stationery items to the earthquake affected schools of Jajarkot. The residents of Jajarkot suffered seriously from the powerful earthquake that struck on November 3rd, especially the children. Initially, supported with the Temporary Learning Centers in 19 Schools. Subsequently, NJSI realized the urgency of materials as well. In an effort to that, NJSI conducted a week-long operation from 22nd March to 27th March known as “The Earthquake Relief Material Distribution” got underway. In total, 4886 students of 19 schools got benefited. The stationery items contain pencils, pens, copies, erasers, and sharpeners. The Early Childhood Development (ECD) materials were also supplied. These comprised the following: rubber horse, ball, football, chart, elephant ring, soundable ball, block (1,2,3 and A,B,C), pyramid ring, vegetables set, pump, rettles, dancing ring, volleyball, skipping, 1,2,3 Board and block. The relief material also included the 4886 sweater pieces with necessary sizes to the students.

The extensive effort showcases a holistic strategy to meet the urgent needs of the students impacted by the disaster, addressing education, recreation, and essential items like clothing. Following their earlier assessment, the NJSI team identified significant challenges faced by students, including inadequate clothing for the cold weather and a lack of proper stationery materials. As a result, the follow-up initiative ensured that every child receives the necessary tools to pursue their education with renewed enthusiasm and confidence. The provision of Early Childhood Development (ECD) materials will encourage interactive learning and overall development among the students. The warm reception and positive feedback from the local community have encouraged the team to persist in the efforts and maintain the dedication..