The Lotus Group has been managing shelter, food and child care for a group of Sinduplchowk refugees that have settled in Gorkana, on the outskirts of Kathamdu. This week, they partnered with EduSoil to put on a weeklong workshop called "Regrowing Nepal." Kids and adults from all age groups had a week long sessions of "feeling," drawing, sharing and processing.Read more
As the monsoon season has arrived, the main need in Nepal is shelter. To address this, We Help Nepal supported a team of volunteers from the Cultural Youth Society of Nepal bringing temporary housing to Sindhupalchowk district, Mulkharka, Thale V.D.C. Here is an update from the volunteers:
Day 36. We saw at least 200 patients at our Saturday medical camp today (led by Dr. Eliza Thapa). It was especially for mothers with infants and toddlers but also adults. Most adults wanted to check their blood pressure.
The Lotus Group has been running a kids camp for children age 2-7 since the earthquake. A few days ago, a big storm knocked out their temporary shelter. Today, volunteers began rebuilding the community center with bamboo materials. Soon it will be ready for school and art classes again.
On May 9th, Friends of Nepal sent 330 household packages into the town of Kartike where neighboring communities walked several hours from Gumba VDC ward 7,8 to pick up relief material. Friends of Nepal-We Help Nepal volunteer and photographer, Surachet Pong along with our local contact Janden Dorje Lama, accompanied the distribution truck and were in Gumbathan when the second 7.3 magnitude earthquake occurred on May 12th, but thankfully returned safely back to Kathmandu on May 14th.Read more
Our team on the ground is rocking strong with a full on distribution center inside the Grassroots Recreational Center Fussball stadium. They are collecting, packaging, and distributing some of the first materials making it into Sindupalchowk and other districts.