Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. –Nelson Mandela
Five weeks after the massive earthquake of April 25 and May 12 schools of affected districts are reopened from May 31st 2015. Parents and students are excited going back to school from Sunday.
After disastrous earthquake it is not easy to send student back to school after effort from different sectors of Nepal schools are reopened and the students are being send to the school. Many organizations like UNICEF, Save the Children etc. are actively participating to make the life of children normal in the school.
More than 32,000 classrooms have been completely destroyed by earthquake in Nepal. More than 15,000 classroom have been badly damaged and considered unsafe for students and teachers. UNICEF estimate that more than million students are directly affected by the earthquake. To bring all them back to school is most challenging task to the schools, parents and helping organizations.
Many organizations and schools are making Temporarily Learning Center (TLC), temporary schools and Child Learning Center. Students are going to those center and start to learn by playing and using other different materials.
Students from villages and cities are happy and excited to meet their schools friends and they used to talk about the earthquake and exchange their experience of earthquake. Teacher are also providing them inspiration and motivation towards the education and bright future of them and their families. During the class teachers teaches about the earthquake, methods of safety during and after earthquake, how to overcome the fear after the earthquake and share their experience to the children. Some Children did not went to school due to fear of earthquake but they will be in school soon. Children are more excited who are in school but teachers are in some fear because of high responsibility of child and their life.
Children happily heading off to school as youth volunteers, some organizations and schools together demolish a damaged school and create learning environment in school bus some parents remain still scared to send their children to schools as aftershocks continue hitting. Teachers must be trained to keep their disturbing memories in check and handle children so the life of the children become normal and starts to learn in usual way.
Now situation is being normal! Best of luck kids!
Here are some pictures which are taken after back to school :)
Image : Children in UNICEF learning center and Child Friendly center after back to school
Image: Child Learning Center and Child Care Center In Nepal after Earthquake
Image: Students returning back to home after school on sunday