Many area residents are aware of the locally based education charity, Manisha UK, which was founded 5 years ago by our longtime friends and neighbours Andy and Izzy Langman, along with other friends in the local community. The objective of Manisha UK is to support poor rural community schools in the Palpa and Gorkha districts of Nepal, and in its relatively short lifetime the charity has achieved a lot. Sadly, as these are two areas of Nepal that have been hit hardest by the earthquake, it brings home just how interconnected we all are.
As you can imagine the charity is doing all it can to find out about the status of the people and the communities with whom it works in Nepal. Communications are very limited, and thus far the news that has got through appears to be mixed.
The charity's website is being regularly updated as news comes in. You can find it by clicking here.
While it has been heartwarming to hear how wonderfully generous people have been all around the world as individuals, governments and organisations have intervened to support the immediate emergency relief efforts, please consider also supporting charities such as Manisha UK who will be working over the long term in Nepal, first to help restore and heal the communities from the devestation of the earthquakes, and then to continue to improve their lives through the delivery of an education to their children.
Information about how you can support Manisha UK is available on their website. The charity can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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