SHoP and I are running to raise money for Kids of Kathmandu, a New York based charity that is currently rebuilding schools in Nepal in response to the devastating 2015 earthquake that took the lives of over 8,000 people and leveled 5,000 schools. SHoP designed the original concept for the schools. Last year, Kids of Kathmandu spearheaded the completion of 6 schools for 1,200 children. These schools, built in the most devastated districts, are earthquake resistant and uniquely designed to provide the students with a safe and inspired place to learn.
This year, Kids of Kathmandu will be starting construction on a brand new 12,000sf facility as well as outfitting existing schools with new computers and educational software. Our goal is to raise $10,000 in order to fund the purchase and installation of new computer equipment along with teacher training seminars in one of our recently completed schools in the Kavre district.