The Nepali student community at Swansea University has been fundraising to help Nepal’s earthquake victims.
The students’ union, in partnership with the charity ShelterBox, has been helping to co-ordinate students in a bid to raise money for those in the devastated areas.
So far the earthquake is thought to have killed some 5,500 people in Nepal. As well as raising money here, ShelterBox is also delivering aid on the ground in Nepal.
Ravi Nyaupane, a PhD student in the School of Management, said: “We have already had report of our first ‘relief mission’ carried out by charities in Nepal using our funds sent to them.”
ShelterBox spokesman Matt Roberts said: “The main goal will be to assess those worst affected and to assist them by providing shelter, warmth and dignity in the form of a big green ShelterBox. Contents include a large weather resistant tent, warm blankets, cooking equipment, solar lamps, tool kits, children’s toys and a multi-fuel stove.”
He thanked students who supported a fundraising stall outside Fulton House last week: “What a tremendous response from the national and international Student community at Swansea University on Tuesday. Great to see so many people coming together to support the ShelterBox Nepal appeal.”