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Nepal Press Release

By Stella Almond - Posted on 06 June 2016

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In April 2015, an earthquake of 7.6 on the Richter scale struck the historic district of Gorkha in Nepal, northwest of Kathmandu. Over 9,000 lives were lost and estimated 8 million people, almost one-third of the population, have been impacted by the earthquake.

Members of the Rotary Club of North Worcestershire, together with the  Rotary Club of Damauli in Nepal, decided the best way to provide support was to help fund the reconstruction of the devastated Community Centre in the rural area of Dharmpani, Tanahun West Nepal; the epicentre of the earthquake.

The club raised £2,500 representing 80% of the cost of reconstruction of the Community Centre. Many logistical problems and challenges had to be overcome, but the relationship with the villagers, and particular with the elders of the village was excellent as the building was completed on time, to the original brief and within budget.

However, much work still needs to be done in the area. Read the attachment for the full report.

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