The pupils of St. Nessan’s National School, Mungret, Limerick creatively raised €1,320 for the Nepal earthquake relief fund on their recent colours day.
A cheque was donated to Mike Winterburn of Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT) on 9th June 2015. Mike has lived in Nepal for a number of years and was discussing Nepalese life and the trusts work there with the 6th classes. The money raised by the pupils was donated to NLT’s earthquake relief fund. It will be used in the Sindhupalchowk area of Nepal where families urgently need, shelter, clothing, food and in some cases medicine.
For a cost of approximately €90 a family of five can be provided with sufficient clothes, food, medicine, blankets and temporary shelter for a month.
Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT) Lalgadh Leprosy Centre delivered 30 tons of emergency relief provisions : food, tarpaulins and blankets to Simpalkavre VDC in northwestern Sindhupalchowk District (on 24th May 2015)
This is one of four districts (counties) where NLT is responsible for managing the government leprosy control programme. It is a remote area in the foothills of the Himalaya, 100km south of Mount Everest, lacking tarmac roads and infrastructure. Many people have still not received emergency relief materials due to remoteness.
Dr Graeme Clugston, Medical Director of NLT’s Lalgadh Leprosy Centre reported that the area is in ‘total devastation – like it was hit by an atom bomb’.