Immediately after the tragic earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015, K1 Britannia Foundation did an international collaborated initiative to send a team of trauma counselors and aid workers, as well as supplies, to assist on ground.
On ground, our team focused on both the emotional care of the people, counseling and comforting them in their time of loss, and also providing them with the much-needed aid and support to start rebuilding their lives and homes. They worked alongside many local charities and aid organizations bringing in and distributing food, supplies, tents and blankets, as well as building permanent structures for the people in several of the villages. They were also part of a search and rescue team that went right into the affected areas after the second earthquake hit.
In a long-term effort to help heal Nepal, they hosted 2- day workshops which were held and taught twice a week. These were open to the public, and many teachers, care givers and community leaders attended. The purpose was to teach and train the locals people about the effects of trauma and train them on how to help people through it, since this is one of the most devastating effects of going through this type of tragedy.
The results of this collaborative volunteer initiative not only made an immediate impact, but also a long-term one , as our volunteers that were sent continued working with local organizations on ground to build sustainable housing and rebuild and heal Nepal after this tragedy.