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Rebuilding schools safely & empowering communities

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Rebuilding schools safely & empowering communities

Our school college building in Gyaltham village Sinhulpalchock is almost complete – some electrical wiring and handles for doors and windows and then it will be is use as the next term starts after the upcoming elections. We are feeling thankful that this initiative which has been training local village workers how to build using compressed earth bricks and bamboo…

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Empowering Women and Changing lives

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Empowering Women and Changing lives

From Kira Kay: almost 12 years ago I began a journey with a few women to explore if micro-credit (small loans) along with skills training can make a difference ... I was doubtful to begin with thinking that women who could barely feed their families would not be able to engage in such activities. Fast track to today and these…

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Study time at our Annapurna Children Home

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We consider education to be a very important element of our children's development support. Having a good quality education gives them more options as they enter adult life. Especially as our children already have multiple disadvantages because of their early background a quality education can be a bridge to a better future. Each child is unique and has a potential.…

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Cultural concert at our Bhaktapur Children Home

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Nepal is very rich with culture even if economically poor. We encourage all our children to develop their cultural dance and singing experiences as this will benefit them in many ways into adult life and give them appropriate skills to integrate into their communities. Recent school holidays meant that our children choreographed and performed their own concert while Hands with…

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Festival celebrations – Bhaktapur Children Home

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Festival celebrations – Bhaktapur Children Home

We encourage children in our care to maintain their culture and connection to their spiritual origins so it is delightful to see our children from Bhaktapur Children Home in Sipadol village attend local ceremonies and have some fun and enjoyment too! A welcomed break from their school studies where several of our children are participating in their SLC year which…

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Our ongoing Earth & Bamboo rebuild initiatives

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Our ongoing Earth & Bamboo rebuild initiatives

Our Gyalthm college two room building is well on the way to completion - even with the heavy monsoon season rains the work has continued. It is rewarding to see the eco–friendly initiative and earthquake resilient design really come to life. We are thankful for the local engagement of TEAM Nepal and Abari to help bring this initiative into reality…

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Temporary schools still providing safe education

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Temporary schools still providing safe education

Our joint project to provide temporary safe classrooms for Terse Higher secondary school in Talamarang village continues to provide safe space for classes to continue. The school was devastated during the 2015 earthquake with all classrooms being deemed destroyed. HwH has been involved with Terse school since 2001 has provided support for Terse school and students in various ways post…

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Talamarang Children Home gardens are flourishing

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Talamarang Children Home gardens are flourishing

 

Nell's initiatives to expand our agriculture in our Talamarang Children Home are truly evolving. We now have a greenhouse and our staff (and interested children!) are trained in seedling development to create more options for our farm. Neel is always engaging our children to learn practical skills that will benefit their future lives. The monsoon has been heavy this…

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