With boots on the ground even before the quake, the Nepal Youth Foundation has responded rapidly to the massive need for help both in Kathmandu and far-flung villages. The 25-year-old NYF has launched a major relief effort to provide immediate help for those most in need as well as long-term rebuilding.
For example, NYF has temporarily converted two of their nutritional clinics in Kathmandu and Pokhara into recovery centers caring for earthquake victims, including mothers and their newborns. NYF has used its school buses to take victims home from hospitals. They have delivered tarps, tents, food and clothing to victims in six affected districts. The organization has expanded emergency day care and learning center programs in and around Kathmandu to care for 600 children. [Read more…]