Nepal earthquake mobilizes ISSH community



Nepalese students supported by SEEDS.

Yasmim, Editor

On April 25 Nepal was struck by a 7.9-magnitude earthquake, with its epicentre in the Gorkha district near Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital. Aftershocks continue to occur, with the highest magnitude of 6.7 on April 26, leaving the country at extreme risk of landslides. As of now, more than 4,800 people have been confirmed dead and 9,200 injured.

As international aid begins to reach the most isolated areas of Nepal, government officials declare that clean water and essential supplies are still needed for survivors.

ISSH has been donating to Nepal SEEDS, a non-profit organization, for over 15 years, and Sacred Heart girls have visited Nepalese schools that benefit from SEEDS programs. Currently all the donations given to SEEDS are being directed towards earthquake relief.

In order to support Nepal, a minute of silence was held in High School assembly this Tuesday. In addition, Kindergarten, Junior School, Middle School and High School students will have a 200-yen free dress day on Friday in order to raise funds for SEEDS.

Donation boxes have been placed in the lodge and they will also be available after the Spring Concert on Friday, May 1.

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