When a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, students stepped up.
On April 25, 2015 a 7.9 magnitude earthquake killed over 8,000 people and damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, schools, health facilities, roads, and parks in the mountainous central region surrounding the capital of Kathmandu.
Handmade flowers and heartfelt connection.
In Nepal, people use flowers during important ceremonies and to greet visitors with warmth and affection. Thousands of miles away, children from all over the world spent their summer busily creating beautiful flower garlands. Together, young people created thousands of handmade flower garlands. The Bezos Family Foundation matched each garland with funding, resulting in a $200,000 donation to Save the Children's emergency response in Nepal.
Garlands made by teams helped Save the Children build 61 child-friendly safe spaces, including temporary shelters for learning, safe spaces for play, repairing damaged schools, and giving out back-to-school kits. In total, 254,500 children in Nepal were reached.
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