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November 30, 2020.
Mahabharat Rural Municipality, Ward 2,
Rajedada, Salli Khola drinking water project.
The water is brought down from the mountains. Trenches are dug but hand for the pipes. Water is carried down threw the pipes and stored in cisterns. The cisterns service the taps in the village.
The villagers have worked with us to get things done.
In February of 2020, a group of us were able to go to Nepal to visit some of the villages. These are some brief comments from our, “first time” travellers:
Our little band of NSP supporters trekked into the village of Kumari, where NSP has recently built a new primary school, water tap and latrines. We also distributed new school bags to each of the school children so that they can carry their books to and from home each day. If only we could have bottled up the looks of pride on the faces of those children as they sported their new school bags and showed off their new school.
As we enter this holiday season, we at Nepal School Projects, would like to THANK YOU for your past support.
With your financial help, we have been able to carry on our vital work in the poor mountain villages of Nepal. Thanks to you, hundreds of children have a dry, safe roof over their heads while they attend school classes. Thousands have the benefit of clean drinking water and sanitary latrines.
Covid-19 prevents us from holding our traditional, annual fundraiser and today we are asking you to make an online donation, so that our work in these remote villages can continue. As much as NSP has done, there is still so much to do.
With the input of our Board members in Nepal, we choose the most critical projects, such as water taps to deliver clean water. Many of our aging school buildings need repair. Many schools still do not have working latrines attached, forcing children to go home during their school day in order to relieve themselves. Covid19 has not helped the situation in Nepal. In the early days of the pandemic, NSP provided funds for sacks of rice for distribution in the remote villages. As a new lockdown is imminent the same request is expected, therefore more funds are needed.
We desperately need your help to support these poor villages.
Nepal School Projects wishes you a safe and happy Holiday Season. THANK YOU!!!
Please follow this Canada Help’s link and add your name, to give Nepal School Projects the opportunity to win $5,000.00 for our charity.
Following are the progress of project up to now.
1. Bhairaw School Bethanchok Rural Municipality Ward no. 1
2. Hattechheda Latrine construction
Project Khanikhola Rural Municipality ward no. 7
3. Trivenikholsa WASH Project Khanikhola Rural Municipality ward no.7
NSP sponsors a few students who attend the Kathmandu English School. These children work so hard at school and get fantastic grades. This is Shreejana Ghalans report.
School Bag Distribution Program
School Bag Distribution program.
1. School Bag distribution program have been accomplished in Bethanchok Rural Municipality - 1 for 100 students of Bhairab Secondary School.
2. School Bag distribution programs have been accomplished in BethanchoRural Municipality - 1, Kalangsing for 70 students of Bhairab Primary School.
3. School Bag distribution programs have been accomplished in Khanikhola Rural Municipality - 7 Milche, for 100 students of Buddha Secondary School.
4. School Bag distribution programs have been accomplished in Khanikhola Rural Municipality - 7 Milche Mahankal, for 100 students of Janahit Secondary School.
5. School Bag distribution programs have been accomplished in Khanikhola Rural Municipality - 4 Jagthali, for 200 students of Kumari Secondary School.
6. School Bag distribution programs have been accomplished in Khanikhola Rural Municipality - 4 Beltar, for 70 students of Gyanjyoti Secondary School.
1. Gyanjyoti Primary school Building
2 rooms including 2 toilets, 1 tap stand, 20 sets of Furniture, 1 cupboard, 1 table, 5 chairs in Khanikhola Rural Municipality-4, Beltar.
2. Kumari School "Arnold Irwin school" compound program has been accomplished in Khanikhola Rural Municipality - 4, Jagthali.
3. Triveni Chhyang Chhyang Water Supply project has been accomplished in Khanikhola Rural Municipality - 7 including 7 Tank, 86 tap Stand for 250 households.
4. Scholarship distribution programs have been accomplished for 5 students.
Nepal School Projects
October 2019 Newsletter
Another project season has passed and the building work in Nepal continues. Babulal Ghalan and his team have undertaken to build a school this year, water with installations and latrines in our Kavre District. The monsoons were particularly intense this year, but did not stop our work, only slowing its progress somewhat.
The pictures above show the finished projects for 2018 and 2019.
1 Sun Odar Drinking Water Project
2 The build in 2018 was a 2 room schoolhouse in Jagthali (Kumari)
3 Phoksingtar Toilet construction - One of the 1,000’s of latrines that we have built over the years.
We have decided on 4 new projects for this coming building season (2019 / 2020).
Nepal is changing after the earthquake in 2015. We are working closely with the Social Welfare Council who now monitor all foreign involvement.
NSP Nepal’s new chairman Babalal Ghanlan is excelling at his new position. His regular reporting is transparent and detailed. A new online accounting system in both rupees and Canadian dollars makes us feel very confident in how monies are being spent on the projects in Nepal.
As you are aware, all NSP Canada Directors are volunteers. Our administrative costs are less than 5% of our annual funds. Any trips to Nepal are totally funded ourselves. In February we will take a trip to Nepal to review the projects.
Stay tuned for the next fundraising opportunity next year. The final photo below is the Board Meeting in Nepal with the Nepal School Projects Board Members.
Namaste and updates from Nepal in October 2019 about our projects in the villages!
Babulal returned from the villages yesterday and met with Suraj and Sanchaman early this morning. While he was in the villages, measurements were being done for the new drinking water project and for placement of the water tanks.
Similarly, measurements were also done for the foundations of Gyan Jyoti School. Digging of foundations will begin next week after the Tiihar festivals are over. Here are some pictures of measurements being done for the new school and and drinking water projects.
The first column of pictures show measurements being done for the placement of the water tanks.
The second column of pictures show measurements being taken for the new school's foundation.
Shown to the right are meetings held with the villagers where you can see Babulal and Sanchaman among the villagers. The final picture is from an NSP Nepal board meeting.
We will keep you informed about the project work in the days to come.
Please check out our website to stay up to date with NSP projects:
Check out the video below to see NSP Nepal hard at work building a latrine in Jordanga!
We have completed over 50 latrines in this area and there is still a need to continue to build.Three other projects have also just started-primary school in the Banakhu area, a toilet construction project and a water installation project in Phoksingtar. Way to go NSP Nepal! And thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible through donations!
Nepal School Projects
December 2018 Newsletter
The end of the year is fast approaching and I am happy to report that there are some exciting developments.
New Chairman in Nepal - Babulal Ghalan
NSP Nepal Leadership has seen some changes in the past six months. A new chairman, Babulal Ghalan, was elected in August of this year, as our long time chairman Rakam Singh Ghalan decided to step down. Rakam had been (and still is) working with NSP since its inception in 1985. He worked closely with and was mentored by our founder Michael Rojik. His knowledge, support and leadership has been instrumental in developing a succession plan after Michael's passing. We in Canada would have been unable to carry on without his expertise and support. Rakam will carry on as an advisor to the board in Nepal and we look forward to many more years of working with him.
Babulal has been involved with NSP for the past 4 years and has been dedicated to completing projects over these years. In particular he has been in charge of latrine installation and has shown great responsibility and leadership capabilities. The project pictures were taken by Babulal.
Fundraiser October 21, 2018
Once again our fundraiser was a great success, raising nearly $34,000. The Sunday afternoon at Jakes Oyster Bar and Grill in Burlington seems to be a popular destination. Thank you to all of our loyal supporters for your donations. If you were unable to attend and you would like to participate and support NSP, donations can be made on our website all year long. It is important to remember that we are not funded in any other way. We depend on everyone's generousity.
NSP Projects in Nepal
Finally we are able to tell you that we have begun the building of our first school after the earthquake. We are still waiting for the approval of gabion banding but, have now decided to use a Himalayan Truss design as that is what has been approved by the Nepalese Government. We continue to lobby the government for gabion banding approval, as we feel it is the appropriate architectural design for our areas. The 2 room structure being built in Kumari will be completed in March 2019 at an estimated cost of $45,000.
New water projects and Latrines are also under way and should be completed in April. We were also able to install 34 new latrines and 4 water latrines over the summer. The monsoons came early and our people soldiered on through the rain. See the pictures on the website.
Women’s Trip to Nepal
We have had to reschedule this trip to 2020. We had lots of interest and look forward to our time together next year in Nepal. Stay tuned for updates.
Finally, I would like to take this opportunity thank the board members of NSP Canada for their eager support and ongoing dedication. We welcome a new board member, Terri Lloyd, who was elected in September. Terri’s enthusiasm and computer skills have helped with the application of our new organizational software which manages NSP data.
We'll keep you apprised of all developments and news about our projects in Nepal.