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The earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, took more than 9000 lives; flattened more than 700,000 homes; destroyed 32,000 classrooms, devastated more than 400 health centres and hospitals resulting in more than 1 million people livelihoods being affected.
As part of its corporate and social responsibility, the CEO (Shesh Ghale) and the Managing Director (Jamuna Gurung) donated AUD$250,000 towards the Nepal Earthquake relief effort. They also donated approximately 2000 hours of their time at ground zero to ease the hardships of the earthquake affected people in the remote parts of Nepal. The MIT community (students, staff and associates) rallied in assisting in this disaster and raised over $13,000 from this worthwhile cause. MIT’s commitment of time and financial investment of a large amount of funds to this cause is an example of the excellent humanitarian spirit that is the basis of the MIT community.