strong>Thousands of schools damaged during April's devastating earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open. More than 25,000 classrooms in some 8,000 schools were destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks, and more than 8,000 people died. Many have only been rebuilt on a temporary basis using materials such as bamboo, wood and tarpaulin. Classes will initially focus on group activities to help children recover from the trauma of the disaster. Earlier this week, the United Nations said that one month on from the quake, the world needed to provide more food and shelter for those left homeless. Meanwhile, the Nepalese government - which has been criticised for being slow to respond - has called for more direct aid funding. Nervous return The government closed all schools in the Kathmandu region for the month of May, amid continuing aftershocks in the aftermath of the 25 April tremor.
Nepal School Reopens