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Empowering local people & communities

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Empowering local people & communities

Imagine for a moment your house has crumbled around you & your family, as has almost every other house in your community, due to a powerful earthquake - now some months later the options for rebuilding are A) rebuild the same unsafe way; B) build according to *safe* methods involving resources not available in your community & if you can…

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Our Student Hostel is now really being lived in!

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Our Student Hostel is now really being lived in!

I am super happy to see the students in Talamarang village enjoying the comforts of the Hostel that TEAM Nepal ( Neel & Bikash) have worked hard to help create. Thank you also to morethanshelters for their wonderful Domo tents that will serve as 'Home' for the months ahead. Supporting education to continue and safety of children is of primary importance to…

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Setting up student housing hostel in conjuction with TEAM Nepal and Talamarang upper secondary school

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Setting up student housing hostel in conjuction with TEAM Nepal and Talamarang upper secondary school

During the earthquake many of the schools in the Sindhulpalchok district were completely destroyed, at some of the schools even the land upon which the buildings had been is split/damaged and may not be able to be built upon again. Schools that have safe ground HandswithHands has helped where we can to build temporary structures to ensure classes can resume.…

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Distribution of essential college text books at Melamchi Valley campus

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Distribution of essential college text books at Melamchi Valley campus

In the Sindhulpalchok district the earthquake impact destroyed more than 85% of homes and schools. HandswithHands has been collaborating with communities and schools with the help of TEAM Nepal in this District for almost 15 years. Since the earthquake one of our key impact focus points has been schools and education – creating safe spaces for children to continue their…

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Third Temporary school built in Sindhuli District

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Third Temporary school built in Sindhuli District

Thankyou Sibjan Chaulagain and your continued heartfelt work in your community. It is with pleasure that I share with my friends the third temporary school building that you have helped to build. Many hands are needed to rebuild in Nepal and your efforts with Creating Smiles are doing really great work to ensure education continues even with the difficult situation…

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Bhaktapur Self-Sustaining Children Home – upgraded temporary shelter.

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Bhaktapur Self-Sustaining Children Home – upgraded temporary shelter.

I have been learning new depths of patience and its accompanying vulnerabilities the last months, it is nice therefore to feel rewarded with some good news! This week our durable, sturdy Domo tents were finally released from the customs (thank you so much Neel & Bikash for all your amazing work to make this happen!) Thank you Daniel Kerber for…

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Temporary Schools in Sindhuli

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Temporary Schools in Sindhuli

With the efforts of Sibjan & SMILES, 3 schools in Sindhuli district are now benefited by bamboo buildings that serve as temporary school rooms for children to continue their studies. Having children back in school is truly an important need – Education is a vital key for children to unlock their own potential and effectively engage in their communities, environment…

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Update From Kira in Kathmandu Valley & Sindhulpalchok District

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Update From Kira in Kathmandu Valley & Sindhulpalchok District

Having spent now some days here in Nepal, in Kathmandu valley plus days out in Sindhulpalchok District I am feeling powerfully moved. Thankful to return & see the resilience of the Nepali people plus also feel & see the devastation present still. Yet as we drove yesterday through the monsoon rains there appeared a rainbow & this reminded me that…

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Medical support for women & children in Chitwan district

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Medical support for women & children in Chitwan district

This update is from our Hands With Hands Microcredit coordinator, Shila Pandey, who has been visiting different locations in the Chitwan District. The people most affected by this recent earthquakes are frequently those who are already in need of support. Our microcredit program the past 11 years has been targeted towards the most needful women in rural areas in Chitwan…

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