As you all know, Nepal finds itself in a devastating situation after the destructive 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit on the 25th April. Death toll escalates to more than 7.500 and the numbers double when speaking about people injured... and so much more is yet to come! 

As expected, many SIS students, parents and staff have been asking what response we will take as a community.

As it happened with Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines, The Kindred Project has carried out a quick analysis research and made contact with various important NGOs to find an effective way of supporting.

At the moment, the best we can do is to send money and not goods. In order to have as much impact as possible under the current situation, it's best to go with a trusted small local charity acting in more remote areas, where we know the aid will directly reach the people in need. This strategy worked very well with MSY in the Philippines and we are convinced it will also work with Nepal.

In this line, we have agreed to collaborate with Kopan Monastery School and their fund to support the community, "Helping Hands". The contact was given to us by trusted community members, and backed by Ven. Robina Courtin, the Buddhist nun who visited SIS a few days ago.

In order to centralise and minimise outgoing information about our Nepal Emergency Appeal, we have created this site, which will be updated on a daily basis with all the important information about Kopan's day-to-day relief work and all the student driven awareness and fund raising initiatives. You simply need to click on the Up-dates option on the lefthand side toolbar.

As always, thank you for your continued support! 

The Kindred Project