Volunteers @ Melamchi Ghyang Secondary School

Teacher Lois O'Leary survived the devastating Nepal earthquake while volunteering in Melamchi Ghyang village

15 May 2015 : by Aidan Barlow

A young woman has told how a house collapsed around her during the powerful earthquake which claimed thousands of lives in Nepal.

Lois O’Leary, 25, was teaching English for six weeks in the village of Melamchi Ghyang and was staying with the head teacher’s family when the tremors started on Saturday, April 25.

The former Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School pupil, from Herne, was injured when the home she was staying in fell to the ground.

Damage to the village's school library. Image from Corin Hardcastle

She had to clamber to safety through the ruins, then had to survive for seven days under a makeshift shelter before she could return home.

She said: “Initially when I felt the quakes I thought it will just pass and that it was not significant, but I was with the head teacher’s wife Jangmu, and the look on her face showed she was scared.

Charity worker speaks of harrowing experiences during Nepal earthquake

By The Sentinel  |  Posted: May 11, 2015

Corin hardcastle was teaching at a school in nepal when the earthquake hit

Corin Hardcastle was teaching at a school in Nepal when the earthquake hit.

A CHARITY worker has spoken of the harrowing moment when a school roof collapsed behind him during the Nepal earthquake.

Corin Hardcastle, of James Street, Stoke, retired from teaching IT five years ago.

The 67-year-old now has his own charity which helps students and teachers across schools in the Yolmo Valley use computers.

But Corin’s third visit to Nepal, and the village of Melamchi Ghyang, in three years was marred by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 - the death toll from which stands at more than 8,000.

Volunteers @ Melamchi Ghyang Secondary School

Teacher Lois O'Leary survived the devastating Nepal earthquake while volunteering in Melamchi Ghyang village

15 May 2015

by Aidan Barlow

A young woman has told how a house collapsed around her during the powerful earthquake which claimed thousands of lives in Nepal.

Lois O’Leary, 25, was teaching English for six weeks in the village of Melamchi Ghyang and was staying with the head teacher’s family when the tremors started on Saturday, April 25.

The former Simon Langton Girls’ Grammar School pupil, from Herne, was injured when the home she was staying in fell to the ground.

Damage to the village's school library. Image from Corin Hardcastle

She had to clamber to safety through the ruins, then had to survive for seven days under a makeshift shelter before she could return home.

She said: “Initially when I felt the quakes I thought it will just pass and that it was not significant, but I was with the head teacher’s wife Jangmu, and the look on her face showed she was scared.

Charity worker speaks of harrowing experiences during Nepal earthquake

By The Sentinel  |  Posted: May 11, 2015

Corin Hardcastle was teaching at a school in Nepal when the earthquake hit

A CHARITY worker has spoken of the harrowing moment when a school roof collapsed behind him during the Nepal earthquake.

Corin Hardcastle, of James Street, Stoke, retired from teaching IT five years ago.

The 67-year-old now has his own charity which helps students and teachers across schools in the Yolmo Valley use computers.

But Corin’s third visit to Nepal, and the village of Melamchi Ghyang, in three years was marred by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25 - the death toll from which stands at more than 8,000.