10-year old Rejina skips rope (she has made it easily up to 100) at the UNICEF Child Friendly Space set up in Sugamtole, Dhading District, Nepal. Child Friendly Spaces offer safe, protective places for children like Rejina to play and participate in learning and recreational activities under adult supervision. These activities, along with counselling for children who need it, help children recover from the traumatic experience of Nepal’s devastating earthquake. Schools are closed throughout Nepal so the Child Friendly Spaces also offer them a sense of routine and normality in a situation that is completely abnormal. Dhading District is located outside and to the west of Kathmandu Valley.

Nepal Earthquake, photos from Kent Page in the Dhading District