John Wood

After his visit to earthquake-damaged Nepal, John Wood, Hong Kong-based founder of international education charity Room to Read, considers how to tackle the challenge of rebuilding schools and communities.

'When my family’s house was destroyed, I was sad. But what was even worse was when I saw that our school had been reduced to a pile of bricks,' headmaster tells Room to Read education charity's Hong Kong founder John Wood, as reality of recent Nepal earthquakes' impact hits home.

On his first day in Nepal after deadly earthquakes struck the country, Hong Kong-based John Wood, founder of international education charity Room to Read, finds teenage girls determined to study despite living in tents after their families' homes were destroyed.

John Wood, founder of international education charity Room to Read, visits the country for first time since two earthquakes damaged and destroyed thousands of classrooms. John will blog daily on SCMP.com about what he finds.