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Buro Singapore is setting up a digital classroom in Nepal

Buro Singapore is setting up a digital classroom in Nepal

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Site: Anna McClelland


Almost one year after the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing over 8000 people and leaving approximately 2 million homeless, the country is still in desperate need of help

The editorial team from Buro Singapore is travelling to Kathmandu in May to work with Nepalese NGO Children & Youth First (CYF). While there, they'll set up a digital classroom at The Life Vision Academy, a boarding school for disadvantaged children aged three to 16, connecting students to the internet and teaching them how to use it to share stories and broaden their knowledge of the world.

Along with many of the world's non-profit organisations, CYF has been involved in delivering aid and facilitating recovery projects in Nepal following the earthquake, including replacing a destroyed dormitory with three prefabricated houses.

Buro Singapore is setting up a digital classroom in Nepal (фото 1)

As Kathmandu experiences frequent power outages, Buro Singapore will be travelling with Little Sun solar-powered LED lamps for students to wear for the journey to and from school and use when power's down. Fully charged, the lamps provide 10 hours of soft light or four hours of bright light. Interested in helping them on their way? You can make donations here or, if you happen to be heading to Singapore on March 24, visit the Buro pop-up in Scotts Square to buy Little Sun lamps to send with team Buro. 

Buro Singapore is setting up a digital classroom in Nepal (фото 2)

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