Article 25 responds to Nepal earthquake

Article 25 has launched an appeal to raise funds to support a long term programme of resilient reconstruction in Nepal in the wake of the recent earthquake.

To donate, visit our Building schools, saving lives appeal page or text NEPA25, followed by your donation amount (eg. £10), to 70070.

Launching the Building schools, saving lives appeal, Robin Cross, Managing Director of Article 25, said:

“The devastating impact of the earthquake in Nepal is a sad reminder of the crucial importance of safe and resilient buildings. And it is a reminder that it is not earthquakes that kill people, but buildings that kill people. When the buildings fail, the social the social and economic life they support also fail. We can’t prevent earthquakes, but we can mitigate their impact. Well-constructed buildings can make the difference between many thousands of deaths and zero deaths.

 Once the immediate emergency response effort has been implemented, the developed economies must support a long term programme of reconstruction to provide the people of Nepal with buildings that are sturdy and reduce the impact of future climate events. Article 25 can mobilise design and construction skills from the UK and put them to work where they will make the greatest difference.”

 Article 25 is launching the Nepal Appeal to fund a programme of work in Nepal. Money raised will enable an extensive needs assessment and enable the charity to work with local partners to improve the long-term impact of short-term action.

When this earthquake struck Nepal, Article 25 was preparing a programme of earthquake resistant school construction to protect the country’s young people. The charity still hopes to deliver this programme as part of a far more extensive reconstruction programme.

Article 25 has long experience in earthquakes resistant reconstruction in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Haiti and will bring this knowledge to its work in Nepal.

6 Comments

  1. Mamta Sonwalkar
    May 4, 2015

    Hi
    I was doing research on how to build earthquake resilient homes – and came to your site. First thank you for your effort in Nepal. As you know this is going to be a long haul.
    I am putting a concept for phase 2 rebuilding Nepal and trying to put people and minds together for a better Nepal. I would like to see how we can work together

    Thank you.
    Mamta

  2. May 7, 2015

    In light of the recent earthquake in Nepal, I would like to extend my help towards Article 25 for the long term rebuilding efforts that will be initiated once the immediate relief responses are taken care of.

    I have been involved with Article 25 before. I was part of the design team in the Summer Charrette of 2012 that was responsible for developing an approach for a primary school in Kondipi village of Papua New Guinea. I was also a member of the student chapter in the University of Liverpool.

    I am currently living in Nepal and I had a first-hand experience of the earthquake on 25th April. I am RIBA Part 1 graduate from the University of Liverpool currently working here at a firm called John Sanday Associates on my year-out. One of our focus areas is seismic design and we have been assessing, retrofitting and designing buildings for seismic resiliency for over a decade.

    I am aware that Article 25 has a history of working with many partners in various locations all over the globe. It would be great if Article 25 and JSA could collaborate and pool in our resources to help Nepal rebuild its Architecture. With our local expertise, we can provide you with vital on-ground site information so that we can effectively implement long-term rebuilding plans.

    I look forward to hearing back from you soon and I would be happy to provide with any further information.

    Our website : http://johnsandayassociates.com.np/
    Office e-mail : jsa@subisu.net.np

    Thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Rahul Tuladhar

  3. May 23, 2015

    Thank your the initiative. We would be interested in working with you and funding rebuilding of the schools. We are a large business house based out of Kathamndu. We operate two leading hotels and the largest school in Kathmandu, Modern Indian School. We can assist not only with part funding but also work on the actual reconstruction. Being a hotel development company we have in house designers engineers and we want to leverage our resources for the reconstruction of Nepal. Do let us know if we could collaborate

  4. Aakanksha N
    May 27, 2015

    Dear Sir,

    I am Aakanksha Nanadagaoli, have done my Architecture from one of renowned institute of India (NIT, Nagpur) in 2009.

    I would like to contribute my knowledge and experience in these hours of needs of our brothers and sisters of Nepal.

    Please give me opportunity to work with you for this cause of humanity.

    Thanks and Regards,

    Aakanksha N.

  5. June 5, 2015

    Here is another blog of the fundraising for Nepal I organise..
    http://paniknepal.blogspot.co.uk/
    I would like to offer my services in Nepal on two levels…as an organiser of music and art events (Ba (Hons) 1st Class in Film Arts)….and also on a practical basis as a general builder with over 35 years experience and specialising in stonework..

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