Youngsters will receive a better education thanks to a group of kind volunteers.

Members of the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis has joined several other clubs within the Rotary District to support the rebuilding of a school destroyed in the 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country in April 2015, killing more than 9,000 people and injuring 22,000.

According to Nepalese government figures, 475 of the 545 schools in the Sindhupalchok District were destroyed.

Children are now trying to learn in temporary learning centres made of corrugated iron.

Since 2015, the clubs have made an effort, alongside charity partners School in a Bag (SIAB), Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership (HELP) and Mondo Challenge Foundation (MCF), to help rebuild the Shree Saraswoti Basic School.

David Bettes, former chairman of the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis’ International Committee, said: “As part of the club's ongoing commitment to worthwhile projects overseas, the Nepal earthquake disaster whereby more than three quarters of the schools in one district were destroyed, was found to be exactly the sort of fund raising project we could do.”

The club aims to raise £1,000 in a quiz.

"The school would benefit children and we know the money will go direct to the rebuild as Rotarians in Nepal are among the project leaders on the school rebuild," said Mr Bettes.

The rebuild will involve building a six-room, two-storey earthquake-resistant school building thought to cost £64,000.

Each classroom will have a space to fit up to 35-40 students, and the land has already been purchased by local villagers.

The quiz will take place at Uplyme Village Hall tomorrow (Friday, October 12) from 7.30pm.

For tickets, call 01297 560867 or pop in to Serendip Bookshop in Lyme.

Entry is £8 per person, which will include a Ploughman's Dinner.

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