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.