Fahan student helps rebuild school in Nepal

Kirstin O'Regan, from Fahan, pictured in Nepal, where she helped rebuild a school following a devastating earthquake.

Kirstin O’Regan, from Fahan, pictured in Nepal, where she helped rebuild a school following a devastating earthquake.

‘The experience of volunteering has left an indelible mark on my life’

 

A student architect, who recently returned from an aid mission to help rebuild earthquake-damaged Nepal, says she plans to use her skills and passion for architecture to ‘make a change in the world’.

Kirstin O’Regan assisted on a school construction project in the South Asian country, which lost close to 9,000 citizens in a devastating earthquake last year.

Tens of thousands were injured in the April 2015 quake while hundreds of thousands more were left homeless after entire villages were flattened.

Fahan woman Kirstin travelled to Nepal with ‘All Hands Volunteers’ in June and spent two months camped on the mountain village of Rato Mati, where she helped to build the Bachachala Devi School.

It proved to be another life-altering trip for the altruistic 24-year-old, who last year volunteered on a house-rebuilding project in the Philippines after a typhoon there had left tens of thousands dead and millions more without homes there.

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