Annual Report 2019

Annual Report 2019

We are happy to report that the 2018/19 year has been one of our busiest with a total of ten projects completed. The work was conducted in no less than six districts with seven new projects initiated this year, two projects from prior years that were completed this year, and an ongoing sponsorship program. Two of the districts are new to us and we have begun establishing relations with key supporters in the area.

Our flagship program of providing computers for education in rural schools remains strong with laptops installed in five schools and one orphanage across four districts.

We have also strengthened our commitment to women’s empowerment by supporting the Pragmati Women’s Cooperative in their efforts to solve a community health issue in the Syangja District. This is the third project we have successfully completed in cooperation with the group and we were able to build a public bathroom and wash facility with their help.

The legacy of our 2015 earthquake assistance efforts has continued into this year. Our project to reconstruct a large four-room classroom building at a school in Gorkha has finally been completed. We were able to established new relations with the Rotary Clubs of Melbourne and Gorkha to help complete this project.

In addition, our documentary Earth-Q continues to receive attention with two festival screenings of the film in the UK and Canada. Earth-Q documents our efforts in Nepal to help schools recover from the disaster and the struggles communities faced to provide a quality education for their children.

This year we also saw the completion of another school construction project – the Chhunop Winter School on the outskirts of Pokhara. We were one of a number of sponsors that contributed to the completion of the boarding school. We started working with the community in 2015 and were the first to provide funding to commence the project.

We have continued our partnership with WorkSafe Victoria and Xtreme Adventures who have helped us to complete projects in Nepal with computers, funding and volunteer help. Finally, we are continuing to support children at the Bal Mandir Orphanage through our Child Sponsorship Program.

The diverse projects that we have successfully completed this year is a great achievement for a small charity. They were developed with full local cooperation and is a testament to how our organisation can adapt and respond to the needs of Nepali communities. This would not have been possible without the efforts of our Board Directors and volunteers in Australia and Nepal.

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported our work in 2018/19. Our 2019 Annual Report Summary is a testament and memorable insight into the wonderful change that our team and supporters from around the world have helped to make.
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