The four school teams still situated in Nepal following Saturday’s earthquakes remain safe, well and comfortable with an ample supply of food and water.
The World Challenge Operations Centre is in constant communication with teams and is currently working with its experienced In-Country Agent to bring them all together on a recognised project site approximately an hour and a half away from the capital Kathmandu.
The teams will then remain together until their scheduled departure dates (29 and 30 April) and with the international airport having now reopened, albeit with a restricted service, World Challenge is hopeful that they will all depart from Nepal as scheduled.
In the meantime, teams have been asked to conserve their mobile phones and satellite communications devices so as to ensure regular contact with the Operations Centre and In-Country Agent can be maintained.
World Challenge is continuing to monitor the situation in-country and is also relaying information to the schools and parents as and when appropriate.
World Challenge’s highest priority is the safety of our participants. Over the last 27 years we’ve worked hard to develop an excellent reputation for our approach to safety and how we operate in over 40 destinations around the world.
Our thoughts go out to the people of Nepal and to those who have lost loved ones in the tragedy at this very difficult time.