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Temporary Program Suspension

HEALTH AND SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT – COVID 19

We have suspended operations for at least two months at locations around the world in response to the global threat of the coronavirus (COVID-19). This proactive measure is intended to minimize the risk COVID-19 poses to the communities we serve, our volunteers and staff; the health and safety of our All Hands and Hearts’ community is our foremost priority. We remain committed to finishing the work we began, once the global situation stabilizes. 

NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF

Disaster Profile: Nepal Earthquake

On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal near the capital city of Kathmandu; the worst in more than 80 years. Sadly, over 9,000 people lost their lives, a further 23,000 were injured and there was major destruction of homes infrastructure. The earthquake resulted in more than 5,000 schools being damaged or completely destroyed. On May 12, 2015, a second 7.3 earthquake struck the country, causing further devastation and loss of lives.

Program Work: Temporary Suspension 

Our Nepal Earthquake Relief program is currently on hold. We have suspended all operations, in response to the global COVID-19 situation, to prioritize the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the communities we serve. 

After more than four years in Nepal, we’ve impacted 22,000+ lives through our relief efforts. In October 2019, our team returned to Nepal to continue work on another three schools –– Shree Manakamana Basic School, Shree Janakalyan Ni Ma Vi School and Shree Thakureshwor Ni Ma Vi School. 

Our teams have made great progress on schools within the Marin Rural Municipality. Once operations commence construction on the Thakureshwor Ni Ma Vi and Janakalyan Ni Ma Vi schools will continue and we will complete  installation of WaSH facilities at both schools. 

Our highly experienced team of construction and engineering specialists have been working on all of our school rebuild sites, to ensure they are built to the highest standards and will continue to do so when we return to Nepal. .

Thanks to the crucial support of our partners, donors, local community and volunteers from around the world, we have been running impactful programs in Nepal since 2015.

PROGRAM HISTORY

72 hours after the first earthquake struck, we were on the ground assisting affected communities – helping to put families back in homes and children back in schools in the districts of Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli and Nuwakot. 

Makwanpur Program 

Our team successfully constructed the Manakamana Basic School in the Makwanpur Municipality, providing safe, disaster-resilient learning facilities for the Manakamana students.  

Additionally, we completed projects that aim to address the severe shortage of water in the community; our volunteers worked hand in hand with the community to build two water tanks, each with a capacity of twenty thousand liters. We’ve also installed a rainwater harvesting system and built a fifty thousand liter retention tank at the school to capture monsoon rains. Our work also supported the local government’s lunch program for students; we built a new kitchen with improved stove, kitchen counters and utensils. Throughout the program, various trainings were conducted, including disaster risk reduction, WASH and child right protection.

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After more than four years in Nepal, we’ve impacted 22,000+ lives through our relief efforts—putting families back in homes and children back in schools in the districts of Kathmandu, Sindhupalchowk, Sindhuli and Nuwakot.

School BuildsSchool Builds

Children may be placed in Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) for years after a disaster, if their school was completely destroyed. Our school build programs aim to provide a safe and disaster-resilient learning environment for students.

School BuildsSchool Builds

Children may be placed in Temporary Learning Centers (TLCs) for years after a disaster, if their school was completely destroyed. Our school build programs aim to provide a safe and disaster-resilient learning environment for students.

Debris Removal Debris Removal

Debris removal is classified as the removal of personal items, appliances, furniture or vegetation that were damaged or destroyed by the disaster and are found outside of the physical structure.

All Hands and Hearts Debris Removal
All Hands and Hearts Debris Removal

Debris Removal Debris Removal

Debris removal is classified as the removal of personal items, appliances, furniture or vegetation that were damaged or destroyed by the disaster and are found outside of the physical structure.

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

Renewal Projects Renewal Projects

Our Renewal projects help to strengthen communities by boosting morale, restoring elements that bring a sense of normalcy to a community, provide new life or occupational skills and equip community members with skills that can be used to manage future disaster events.

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Dan spent four months in Nepal and shares his experience learning from local masons.

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