Nepal: how to help

Written by BCCJ
April 29, 2015

Written by BCCJ
April 29, 2015

More than 4,700 people dead. More than 9,200 injured. Eight million affected across Nepal. One million children urgently in need of help.

Correspondence from The British Schools in Tokyo and Nepal, below


From Brian Christian, Principal of The British School in Tokyo:

I’ve been in touch with John Moore, the Head at the British School in Kathmandu, to offer a bit of moral support and to ask if there’s any way that we can help.

United World Schools (UWS) – the group we worked with to build our school in Cambodia – also has teams setting up village schools in Nepal. We’re in contact with them and, as you might expect in the very remote, impoverished areas in which they work the devastation is unimaginable. They think that their staff are all accounted for, but many have been living without shelter since the quake struck.


From John Moore, Principal of The British School in Nepal:

Dear Brian

Thank you so much for your kind words – your best wishes are much appreciated and I know you live under similar situations. As you rightly say, our school is prepared to a greater extent than those who live in utter poverty in many cases without a government who can encourage and support safe building and living conditions. As a result we have been fortunate but it has been a traumatic experience for everyone involved.

We are all safe as far as we know at the moment and the school has been fortunate to have some essential services running to the extent that we are able to reopen tomorrow but it is an unmitigated disaster for the people of Nepal and we want to help them as much as we can.

The two things I am asking colleagues for is a loan of any counselling advice via skype for our community (please email my colleague Gemma Caines who is coordinating this ([email protected]) and for anyone who wants to contribute to the efforts to rebuild and help recovery for children and education in Nepal then the details below give information about what the school is trying to do charitably and I would be very happy if you could circulate it.

We will absolutely guarantee that every penny will be spent on the children and people of Nepal and we know these are the poorest children and most disadvantaged communities in one of the poorest countries in the world. We have worked with these schools for a long time and their need has never been greater!

Thanks again for your words of support Brian – I really appreciate it!

Best wishes



A note on charitable contributions from the British School in Nepal
Many schools, friends, ex-students and parents, former TBS staff and current families have asked about how they might contribute to relief and aid for the people of Nepal. There are many charities who will provide immediate help. What we would like to do is to continue to work with our current charities because we can be assured that money pledged to our care will result in every single penny being spent on projects that TBS children and students can help them with and see develop over time. We will be directing our efforts to helping school rebuilding projects for our Dhading schools, Bungamati DSA school (hearing and sight impaired children) and the Disabled New Life centre. The buildings have been devastated and they served large communities of people who needed them desperately  These projects will benefit children, are related to education, and we know they will give long term benefit to the children and people of Nepal.



— The British School in Kathmandu Charities
If you would like to contribute to our school charities you can liaise with the staff at our Finance office and for those outside Nepal, they can transfer any contributions to the TBS UK account writing ‘TBS Charities’ as the reference.

The British School Kathmandu, A/C Number: 1010938710,
IBAN number – GB43SCBL60919910938710, Sort code: 60-91-99
ABA Swift number code: SCBLJESH, Standard Chartered Bank (Jersey) Limited, 15 Castle Street, St. Helier, Jersey, JE4 8PT, Channel Islands.

We will make sure every penny is spent on our charity projects, staff will donate their time voluntarily to administrate these charitable efforts and students will be leading on liaising with the schools and organising the rebuilding process. (All monies will be fully accounted for and available for presentation to those who contribute on an ongoing basis). We will also update people on progress with our TBS charities if they send an email to [email protected]

The British School
PO Box 566, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: 00977-1-5521794
Fax: 00977-1-5522012
Email: [email protected]

— The British School in Tokyo endorses United World Schools
We are now up and running with the establishment of UWS Nepal in the Eastern Nepal region! We have taken our first steps with a pilot project of six schools that we are aiming to open by the end of 2015.


Thank you for your support.