Qatar residents who would like to contribute to the humanitarian efforts in Nepal can now make an online donation via Doha College website.

In response to the tragedy that struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, Doha College has created a dedicated online payment system to collect donations. Nepal was struck by the worst earthquake in more than 80 years at a magnitude of 7.8, leaving more than 7,500 people dead.

All money raised through the Doha College Support Nepal Appeal will be distributed through World Challenge, which is the partner to Doha College for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. World Challenge operates across Nepal and will be able to distribute the monies raised by the Doha College community directly to people of Nepal.

The tragedy also prompted a group of Year 4 students to raise money for those affected, with the six boys setting up a Loom Band Shop to sell their own creations to their primary school classmates. Over one month the boys sold approximately 140 bracelets, raising QR550.

Doha College is one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Qatar providing a world class education for 1,700 students, between the ages of 3 and 18, who represent over 75 nationalities. Established in 1980, the college celebrated its pearl anniversary in 2010. Originally opened to meet the demand for a British-style education, the institution continues to operate under the sponsorship of the British Embassy on a not-for-profit basis. The school’s vision is to be one recognised as one of the leading international schools in the world.

To make a donation, visit the Doha College website and click on the Support Nepal Banner.

For more ways to donate to Nepal, check out Marhaba’s post, ‘Qatar Reaches Out to Help Victims of Nepal Earthquake‘.