Approximately two weeks after the first giant earthquake hit Nepal, Jaiden and his family were on the plane to visit Nepali family members. While there, they were able to meet up with Govinda Panthy, founder of the Tripur Kinder Academy. This is a school that I, along with many others have been helping to support via the Open World Cause project. Govinda is a hardworking family man with a wife and 14 year old daughter. Initially, all of Govinda's family members were accounted for, but sadly, after the second earthquake hit two weeks after the first one, Govinda lost a 27 year old relative who had been working on the second floor of a bank and was unable to escape. We take our hats off the resilient people of Nepal who are trying very hard to stay strong, survive, and rebuild. It is very touching seeing Jaiden's whole family with our friend Govinda! Thank you for connecting. Hawthorne ES will forever be connected to Govinda and his family!
Sue Levine is a Teacher-Librarian in Atlanta, GA.