[Project Health Post]
We are back with more information about our trip to Nepal!
On June 11th our project members headed towards the site of the Health Post we have been working on for about a year now in Narayanthan, Sindhupalchok. Due to road conditions in the monsoons, it took us a long ride, but ultimately, we were greeted warmly by the villagers and witnessed Nepal’s great hospitality.
The Health Post is a three-room building which will be used by the medical staff for the treatment of 1000 people in and around the village. Hearing from the contact person in charge of the Health Post, Mingmar Sherpa, there are plans for it to be expanded, including a road directly leading to the building for the ambulance.The building is expected to be open for use in less than three months since documentation for the ownership of the land has yet to be transferred.
We interviewed both people in-charge and victims in the village to gather more information about the situation of the people during and after the earthquake and also to speculate the impact of our Health Post.
More information about the rest of the trip will soon be posted. Please stay tuned!
ISAK's ProjectNEPAL has been in Nepal for the past two weeks for our official Nepal trip. We are sorry for not having been able to update our donors and supporters about the trip, but now that we are done with it, we have so much to tell you about!
We interviewed a representative from the Let's Build School Campaign and visited the Central School for the Deaf. We visited our Health Post and came up with an idea to solve the garbage collection problem in that village. We then hiked four hours up to our Nepali member's (Karma's) house in the village. Our trip ended with shopping for goods that we will sell at ISAK, events and online (so be prepared to buy more from us!), the proceeds of which will be entirely used for project purposes only.
In the next few days, we will be posting updates with more information on the trip and our specific projects in Nepal. So stay tuned for more on ISAK's ProjectNEPAL's Nepal Trip 2016!
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As we mentioned in a post in the past, our health post has completed construction, and we were waiting for it to be painted. Recently, we received a picture from our contact person of the completed building. Thank you to all our supporters and donors for having made this possible. We will be sure to post pictures when it begins operation.
Have a look, and please post and questions you have in the comments below!
Today marks the One Year Anniversary of the Great Nepal Earthquake. The devastating disaster occurred on the 25th of April, 2015 at 11:56 AM with a magnitude of 7.8 and rocked the nation. The earthquake destroyed hundreds of thousands of buildings and triggered other natural calamities such as avalanches and landslides, in total killing almost 9,000 people and injuring almost 22,000.
The resulting chaos and destruction is still a matter of huge concern in the Nepal today. The people affected still struggle from getting out of the burden that the earthquake brought upon them and their families. The government has not been able to do much to help the victims, and your support has meant a lot to the people of Nepal.
ISAK’s ProjectNEPAL would like to take the opportunity to remember the victims of the earthquake and everyone affected by it even today.
If you wish to continue supporting the victims of the earthquake, please donate on our GoFundMe account for the recovering of victims of the Nepal Earthquake. Thank you for standing by Nepal in its time of need.
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To mark the one year anniversary of the great earthquake in Nepal, our team held an event in the school, where we cooked and sold Momo, a famous Nepali dish. Along with the Momo, we also sold Nepali goods which we had brought with us from Nepal.
From the total profit we gain from this event, part of it will be used for the Kumamoto earthquake in Japan. We felt that it was imperative we do this - our project being an earthquake relief one. Also, most of our supporters and donors are Japanese.
We apologise for not being able to help other countries that suffered earthquake , but currently our reach is limited.
There was a 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Kumamoto, Japan last night, and 7.3 magnitude earthquake this morning. Afghanistan, Myanmar and Ecuador have had similar earthquakes over the past few days too. Prayers go out to all the victims and people affected. Nepal stands with you in these hard times, as you have stood with her.
The team here at ISAK's ProjectNEPAL would like to wish all our donors, supporters, friends and Nepalis all over the world a very Happy Nepali New Year 2073! May this year bring peace, sustainability and stability to the country.
The coming of the New Year also signals the coming of the one year anniversary of the Great Nepal Earthquake. It has been almost a year, and the suffering has still not ended. It's time to act now!
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It has been 5 years since the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011, and ISAK's ProjectNEPAL would like to take this solemn opportunity to remember everyone who lost their lives, and the hundreds of thousands of displaced people.
Our project has been majorly supported by Japanese people, and it shows how supportive the people of this country are when they themselves are facing such hardships, to help another country in their time of need.
Japan stands by Nepal, Nepal stands by Japan.
Today, on December 28, 2015, 'Let's Build Schools Campaign' (www.letsbuildschools.org), one of the campaigns we worked with in Nepal, organised a felicitation ceremony for their supporters where the former President of Nepal, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav was the chief guest. Our team member, Himanshu was in Nepal at the time and he attended the ceremony. It wouldn't be possible with all our supporters and donors everywhere. Great honour for ISAK's ProjectNEPAL!
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Last week ISAK's ProjectNEPAL was invited to a fundraiser at a Christmas party organized by CEP (Creative English Playground), a local English club in Karuizawa that encourages people to enhance their English skill. In the party, we conducted a presentation about our project, along with distributing information pamphlets and collecting donations. The event was a success and all the donations will be used for the construction of a public school in Nepal. We want to thank everyone who donated, but especially the CEP members.
We are looking forward to see you next year.
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