One month after the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in April 2015, the Nepalese government declared that all the schools must reopen. Some schools opened though their building was destroyed and held classes under shade trees. Most parents were very hesitant to send their children back to school, and most of the students were afraid to go.

CAM staff, however, hope this return to normal life will bring stability to the children and their communities. If these children miss too much school, they will fall behind students in surrounding countries. Without an education, a Nepalese child will miss opportunities for a good job and will struggle to support himself and his family in the future.

They visited one school to encourage the 600 students gathered there. “Take the gift of life that has been given to you and don’t waste it,” a staff member told the children.

To help these children prepare for their futures, CAM is providing temporary shelters where they can stay dry and continue learning in spite of the torrential rainy season that brings mud, floods, and landslides.