Victorian School Nurse Helps Students Raise Funds For Victims Of Nepal Earthquake

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After the devastation and destruction of the Nepal earthquake, students at Victoria’s Belmont High School in Geelong came together to raise funds for the victims.

Year 9 Nepalese student Muskan Karanject approached School Nurse Anchi Sherpa to help organise the fundraising event.

Anchi told the Geelong Advertiser that it was such a fantastic idea that she gladly took on the challenge.

‘It wouldn’t have come together without the help and support of the staff and students.’ she said.

The lunchtime event included a barbecue, henna art, traditional Nepalese clothing and Nepalese food.

Principal Gary Schultz said that although it was a fun day, the students appreciated the importance and significance of what has happened in Nepal.

‘The event was wonderful and the students had a really great time but we made sure that they didn’t lose focus on the reality of what occurred,’ he said.

The school raised close to $4000, which will all be donated to the Geelong Nepalese Association.