A team of SHoP employees are running the Brooklyn Half Marathon for Kids of Kathmandu, a New York based charity that is currently rebuilding schools in Nepal in response to the devastating 2015 earthquake. Last year, Kids of Kathmandu spearheaded the completion of 6 schools for 1,200 children (and the original concept for the schools was designed by SHoP!). 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. We are raising money in order to fund the purchase and installation of new computer equipment along with teacher training seminars in one of the recently completed schools in the Kavre district.