Anne Majumdar

Adventure World recently partnered with the Happy Hearts Fund to build a temporary school in an area of Nepal devastated by the earthquake two years ago.

The April 2015 Nepal earthquake killed nearly 9,000 people and injured nearly 22,000.

The Travel Corporation’s Treadright Foundation has previously partnered with the organisation which rebuilds “safe, resilient schools” in areas impacted by natural disasters.

“Treadright had been working with Happy Hearts in building schools in Africa,” Adventure World managing director Neil Rodgers told KarryOn.

AW Happy Hearts Fund Nepal School

But when the Gorkha earthquake struck two years ago, the worst natural disaster to strike Nepal in 80 years, the decision was made to do something to help.

Not only is Nepal a popular destination for the soft adventure operator, but three people in its reservations team are from the country, Rodgers explained.

AW Happy Hearts Fund

The nine-classroom Kalika School in Nepal was destroyed leaving the 425 students who attended the school with nowhere to go.

As a result, Adventure World pledged US$30,000 to assist in the construction of a new school for the local community.

The project took around six months with the school officially reopening in January 2017.

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