Preserving Cultural Heritage and Creating Economic Stability after the Nepal Earthquake
Keywords: Cultural Preservation, Disaster Relief, Nepal
AbstractDuring the summer of 2015, after my freshman year at The Pennsylvania State University, I was given the opportunity to spend about a month in Nepal where I worked at a non-governmental organization and created a project that would help Gatlang, a village that was horribly damaged by the earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May of 2015. A few short weeks in Nepal were enough to change my perspective on the world forever. I still think about how lucky I am to have been granted an experience that most people could never dream of having. Even more than this, I realize how lucky I am to have never been forced to cope with the devastation of any disaster of the magnitude of the Nepal earthquake.
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