Nottingham school opens its doors to earthquake survivors

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Nottingham school opens its doors to earthquake survivors

A new school has emerged from the rubble of the 2005 Pakistan earthquake – paid for by the generous people of Nottingham.

Nottingham school in Pakistan

Thursday October 8th marks the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Pakistan, and sees the construction of the school near completion.

2005’s Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Munir, launched an appeal days after the earthquake struck northern parts of Pakistan, claiming around 75,000 lives and leaving millions homeless. The aim was to fund a long-term project rather than provide immediate relief aid. A number of fundraising events, including the Drop in the Ocean music festival, a special locally-produced play staged at the Theatre Royal, and proceeds from the City Council staff Christmas party, raised over £100,000.

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