Nepal suffered a 7.8 magnitude earthquake early Saturday afternoon. The areas hit include many READ Center partner communities.Nepal Earthquake: Learn how you can help
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Nepal suffered a 7.8 earthquake 50km north of Kathmandu early Saturday afternoon, followed by a series of aftershocks including one of 6.7 magnitude on Sunday morning in Dolakha district. While we believe that READ Nepal's team members in Kathmandu are safe, communications have been challenging due to extended power outages. READ is still trying to determine what the damage is in our partner communities, several of which are within the areas most severely affected. There is an immediate need for disaster relief. Read more.
This winter, READ opened three new Centers in the Terai region of southern Nepal, as part of an exciting new partnership with The Reach out to Asia Foundation. Through the partnership, we will open many Centers, launch youth programs, and strengthen our technology resources in Nepal. Read more.
In Nepal, 4 out of 10 pregnant women will never visit a doctor. 1 in 200 will die in childbirth. Our Jhuwani Community Library and Resource Center launched a prenatal health program using a mobile app called amakomaya.com to help save the lives of mothers and their babies. Read more.
2015 is officially National Reading Year in Bhutan! Read this great guest post by Bhutanese blogger Passu, who joined with READ to open a library in his home village of Yangthang. Read the blog post.