VOLUNTEER EFFORT:Several university students are headed to Nepal to work with the Calls Over Ridges project to educate elementary-school youngsters in Gorkha District
Date: Jan 30, 2017
By: Sean Lin / Staff reporter
While most Taiwanese are celebrating the Lunar New Year with their families, a team of
volunteers from a group known as Calls Over Ridges is heading out today for the Gorkha District of Nepal to help children affected by the massive 2015 earthquake that hit the nation.
National Taiwan University student Lin Tzu-chun (林子鈞), who has worked as a volunteer in Nepal teaching children English and crafts, and classmate Tsai Wan-ting (蔡宛庭) cofounded Calls Over Ridges in early 2015, just months before the earthquake hit in May that year.
Last year they helped students at an elementary school create two libraries out of storage sheds and taught them to read and write English. [FULL STORY]