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Kakani water project

 The NR Foundation Nepal and the Bendigo Rotary Club has cordially worked for providing a sustDSC01825ainable source of drinking water to Kakani village in Nuwakot district. Kakani water project launched in 2013 and finished in 2014.The project able to construct 20,000 liters of water reservoir for eighteen houses with a reliable source of water. The Foundation had supervised and supplied the materials for construction work.

Whole work was done with the participation of Local villagers.

DSC01830Before, the villagers have to walk for an hour to fetch water. It was not only difficult but time consuming. Now, this water system makes them easy to get enough water for their daily household purposes.

Local villagers busy in constructing water reservoir in Kakani

Okhaldunga water Project 2013

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Simple Water System in Okhaldunga.

In 2013 the NR Foundation Nepal, in conjunction with Bendigo Rotary Club, was pleased to be able to supply water to a village in Okhaldunga, a remote area of Nepal. A simple, low maintenance system was installed, that enabled up to fifty households to access clean and abundant water very easily.

DSC01977This system supplies each household with enough water for their cooking, drinking, animals and gardens at a cost of less than $US40 per household. The villagers built 60,000 liters water holding tank with water piped down to each household. Building materials and expertise were supplied by the NR Foundation Nepal. We now plan with the help and generosity of the Bendigo Rotary Club of Australia to expand this project to other villages.

Helping hands to rebuild school in Kavre

13012773_1152747498097801_1545469802505065851_nIt’s almost been a year, Nepal struck by a devastating earthquake with magnitude of 7.8 on 25 April 2015. Fighting against the damages, injuries and difficulties caused by the post earthquake devastation, Nepal still trying to rise up again. Our helping hands in the journey to rebuild Nepal is continuing.

On 9th April 2016, NR Foundation helping program for rebuilding Shree Jogeshwor Secondary School, Mahadevtar-1, Kavre.
We had given 15 bundle of zinc sheets to the management committee of School.

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Ground blessing ceremony for a new stupa

Ground blessing ceremony at Ramechhap

Ground blessing ceremony for a new stupa by Losang Namgyal Rinpoche in Goganpani, Ramechhap District. Fighting aga12231466_10153710219937708_1338932868_ninst the post earthquake devastation, difficulties caused by the political issues and blockades the villagers are in attempts to rise up again. As there isn’t a single holy place or objects like; Prayer Hall, Statue or Stupa in all round this area, their first wish is that they have an idol. Goganpani village falls in the center of seven villages.

12226269_10153710219317708_877096644_nSo, in accordance of the villagers wish Namgyal Rinpoche Foundation Nepal associated with the local people of seven villages have decided to build a stupa for the World peace, and a Community Dharma Institute to preserve and develop their dharma, language and culture. The local people are very pleased and excited to have Namgyal Rinpoche for the right guidance.12226308_10153710219057708_442237694_n12233037_10153710218962708_720239438_n

School Rebuilding

CIMG1397 Students having class outside while their new school is nearing completionStudents attending school in Okhaldunga

Education is the main root for development. Educated person can lead the society in progressive way. So, Education is a priority for NRF. We worked for promoting education in the rural areas of Nepal. We build School in remote areas where education is inaccessible and help the local communities to rebuild the school and provide the educational missionaries.

School in Okhldunga

Children waiting for their school to be built in OkhaldungaLocal children waiting for their school to be built in Okhaldunga

Building school in Okhaldunga is our very first educational project. Okhaldunga is least developed region of Nepal. NRF has started its project by building school in Dada gau village in Okhaldunga.Dada gau is the very remote village of Okhaldunga that takes one and half hour to reach in from the road. The school name is Seti Devi Primary School. Now the School has more than 60 students currently studying from other villages as well.

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Villagers building new school.                                     Rinpoche opening the new school at Okhaldunga

NRF promotes smokeless stoves

STA_0190 A smokeless stove constructed in one of the villagesChimney of smokeless stove in Raniban village in the Okhaldhunga district.Smokeless Stove and chimney in Raniban village, Okhaldunga district.

People in the villages of Nepal still depending upon the firewood and the traditional chulo stoves for their daily based kitchen work. The commonly used chulo need to be blown at regular interval and consumes a longer time to cook. It needs larger amount of fuel, firewood creating the polluted smoke causing health problems specially affecting the respiratory system for the people who use them. This traditional chulo cause the direct effect on the health of people. So, NR Foundation has carried out the project to promote the smokeless stoves in the rural areas of Nepal.

A householder cooking on a smokeless stove in Okhaldunga

Villagers constructing a smokeless stove in the Raniban village in the Okhaldhunga district.

A household cooking on a smokeless stove.                  Villagers constructing a smokeless stove.    

The project is already on the ground around 150 houses have benefited through our project.We are aiming to make stoves available for more families.

Successful Cochlear Implant of Sushil

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The ongoing treatment for the Sushil is on progress. The Cochlear Implant was a success and now S12472536_1579620325692259_5572156017360108877_nushil can hear for the first time.

Five years old Sushil with his family are very happy and expressing hearty thanks to Losang Namgyal Rinpoche, Julie Priest, all the Australian friends from Bendigo Rotary Club, NRfoundation members, Ani Losang Demchog la, and all the supporters.

Now Sushil needs your ongoing support for his education and medical expenses. If you want to help the children like Sushil in Nepal. Please contact us.

12834743_1590590091261949_453392874_n12895403_1590589984595293_852435203_n                                                                                      Picture taken with his younger brother and parents.