Clarity's charity of the year is this St Albans group who created the charity following a visit. This means that throughout the year we'll dedicate the profits from our devotional based yoga classes to this cause. Here is what they have to say:
We are deeply grateful for your donations and support to the work we are doing in Nepal. At our website www.nerfinternational.org you can find more details about us, our projects, our partners on the ground, and most importantly: our beneficiaries. You can also sign up to our newsletter to receive monthly updates on our work.
Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund (NERF): we are an independent UK-based charity operating in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal focused on providing medium to long-term recovery responses following the earthquake of 25 April 2015 and its direct and indirect effects.
Our mission is to repair the damaged lives of people in Nepal who have suffered personal and economic hardship following the earthquake, paying particular attention to rural areas, women and children and marginalised ethnic groups.
The people of Nepal are still suffering the effects of a severe humanitarian crisis following the earthquake of 25 April 2015. They need permanent shelters, supplies, and a path to restoring their lives. Though the immediate emergency is purported to be over, there are many who have not received adequately support from the Nepali Government of aid organisations, and many more whose futures remain uncertain.
We aim to help facilitate their recovery through the funding and implementation of efficient projects adhering to our values of transparency, accountability, kindness, collaboration, interaction, and grass roots engagement.
Below is a list of our current projects, all of which are implemented with local partners:
CAP Nepal: NERF provided brand new school bags and stationary to one of the schools that CAP cooperates with on a regular basis in their mission to improve living standards in this region. The school, situated on a remote village up in the mountains of the Kathmandu Valley currently has 62 children enrolled for primary school. The school was affected by the earthquake and it has been deemed unsafe to enter. Therefore, children have classes in temporary tents, in larger groups and with no resources. NERF is committed to support this school and others in the area with academic resources to improve the quality of education.
Play for Deprived Children Nepal (PDCN): NERF donated t-shirts to a school for the sports team and a laptop for their computer lab. Second hand school books (approx. 100) and sanitary pads (approx. 1000) were also donated specifically to a school in Okhaldhunga - a region particularly badly-damaged by the earthquakes. This is part of a wider project run by PDCN to help a number of schools around the same region. PDCN focuses on using sports and play to improve education and health standards in Nepali schools. We were also motivated by the female empowerment element of the initial grant (through the provision of sanitary pads) and this is something that encouraged our partnership with Mooncup.
Nepal Earthquake Recovery Fund is a registered charity in England and Wales, No. 1162850 (more details below). We are nowsupporting PDCN in Mankha on the construction of a new community centre.