I don't generally post this kind of thing, but I know a lot of us have been struggling with how best to respond to the (now multiple) earthquakes in Nepal. I thought I would pass along this opportunity to give to a trusted source that will be doing very local rebuilding.
One of my father's students at Central Michigan University is from Nepal and has organised an effort to start rebuilding it. Right now, his goal is to raise the $25,000 that is necessary for the school to once again start running classes on a tentative basis.
Khila studied at this school as a youth, went on to teach there for over a decade, and served as Principal for a few years. He is currently pursuing higher education in the States, where he works on teaching English as a foreign language. Khila intends to once again teach at this school some day.
Khila is going to be traveling home in July to see his family and assess the damage done to his own house and whatnot. During that trip, he plans on taking the funds directly to the school and helping the rebuilding process. This is thus a unique opportunity to give directly to an area with no overhead cost and know exactly where it's going.
You're invited to contact either Khila (1-989-854-4313, firstname.lastname@example.org) or the school (+977-1-691-5987) directly if you have any questions. Please do consider giving as you're able!
For more information and to give: http://www.youcaring.com/tuition-fundraiser/help-rebuild-a-school-for-700-earthquake-affected-children-/355069#