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Nepalese students at Southeastern University

4 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, April 30 2015 Apr 30, 2015 April 30, 2015 9:08 AM April 30, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Joe Hagan

BATON ROUGE- The country of Nepal is picking up the pieces after it was shaken by a devastating earthquake last weekend.

"No one could have predicted that it would go on for two days and we'd get more than 120 aftershocks," said Suraj Ayer, a Nepalese Southeastern student.

300 students at Southeastern University are from Nepal. Since the earthquake they've been desperately trying to get in touch with their loved ones. Other students at the university have helped them start a fundraising effort that has spread to colleges around the state.

"I think if all of us join, it will be something," said Binit Poudel, another Nepalese student at Southeastern. "At least we can feel like we did something for them."

The students are trying to raise $10,000; currently they have about $4,000. To donate to the students' fundraising effort, you can visit their GoFundMe page here.


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