Earthquake Anniversary

Today marked the 1 year anniversary since the earthquake. My good friend Roni had worked very closely with the community to create an afternoon of events to help mark the remembrance of the tragedy.

After lunch we headed over to the school to sit along side the children whilst they watched short factual videos on the earthquake and the aid efforts that followed. Once this was finished some of the school children invited us to come and watch a play they had produced for us on the effects of the earthquake in their village.

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Although I’d been living in the village for quite a while I understood what had happened on the Bachchhala school site but I struggled to pluck up the courage to ask what had happened within the rest of the village. The children had created a very touching play that helped us understand and had many of both us and the locals in tears.

Following this we were invited along with the community to each light a candle in the village temple.

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10 in 10 – Earthquake Anniversary Challenge

All Hands set us the challenge of completing 10 sites in 10 days for the 2015 Earthquake Anniversary. These sites were a combination of both ruble and demo sites in 2 locations.

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The rubble location was a remote village on top of a hill (english mountain) that had received little or no aid in the one year the had passed since the earthquake. It was chosen both because of this and because of the fact that the site would soon become impossible to reach once the monsoon season hit.

I only spent 1 day on the challenge before heading back to the the Bach school construction site. But I am so glad I got to take part in this amazing opportunity. It was once of the best days I spent rubbling. Everyone was so determined and motivated to complete the assigned sites and more! I was so proud to work along side all of my blue shirt friends within the All Hands team that week.

To support this project click here to visit my Just Giving page. You can also find out more about All Hands and the work they are doing across the world by viewing the All Hands website.