On Sunday afternoon, Deepa , Sabrina and I visited Khokana and Bungmati to observe ‘Child Friendly Spaces’, temporary playgrounds set up by different humanitarian organizations to address the emotional needs of children whose lives were affected by the recent earthquake in Nepal. Following are the photo series taken during our visit to the area which was hit hard by the natural disaster, leaving many people homeless.
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Severely damaged and cracked house which is not suitable for habitation
” आसे, जिनं ग्वाहली याय” “May I help you?”
Many scaffolding can be seen throughout the alleys
Little thing is tired and sleepy
Beautifully carved window. Many of these precious carvings were damaged due to earthquake
Many lost their belongings and were forced to find shelter away from the place which was once their home
Cleaning her temporary house built from local wood and tin which she received as a donation
Child friendly Space (CFS) run by World Vision
Children making crafts in Child friendly Spaces. Temporary spaces like these have helped children engage themselves in learning activities
Children here look forward to these learning activities during the day.
Wheat fields of Khokana
Way to Rudrayani Temple
Deepa gathering information on CFS’s role and discussing possible relief effort that OLE Nepal team could provide for the children
CFS volunteers with children
Machindra Nath temple in rubbles. Many religious sites were heavily damaged by the earthquake
Periphery around the temple
Craftsmen. They are confident about reconstructing the temples but only if the process is fair and transparent.
Work has to go on