CDFN and helping hands Nepal has organized a Drawing competition for calendar project in Shree Kumbheshowr Secondary School, Sunkhani Nuwakot. thanks for Helping Hands project France, Luciana La Marca, Swen Boog, Ammar Raj Guni whose idea to organize this event for the help of Nepal school and education where the help is in needed. After massive earthquake many school need help but we see the worst which really need help we support them. support Drawing competition for calendar project by purchasing calendar.
Sindupalchowk District relief programs action day report:
On last Saturday (6th June 2015) Morning, around 6 AM, I and our team of Gokyo Treks & Expedition / Community Development Foundation called cdf nepal, ready to departure for this campaign to distribute Rice (each rice packets have 30 kilos), Lentils and cooking Oil. Sreeram Thapaliya, Som and Kamal were also with me. We went together to the shop where we ordered to purchase things. We did upload Rice, lentils and oil into the Truck by our self. We did it and finally left Kathmandu on 8:45 AM.
We drive sitting in a Truck, passing several towns and mystical villages; we arrived in Dolalghat where 2 beautiful pristine rivers meet each other. Ate Lunch and then drive further to Sindupalchowk chautara than to Gidane village where almost more than 300 people were waiting for us to see. During the day drive, temperature was extremely hot which was about 36 / 37 deg centigrade. After district headquarters of Sindupalchowk Chautara the roads further went over the terrible journey up to the final destination.
As we reached into the Gidane village of hassle journey, we were a bit tired however, the locals / villagers were respected us with offering Tika colors and welcome ceremony by offering garlands of colorful beautiful flowers on our neck. We were bit more refreshed and conducted things happily. Kamal Talked with his brothers to help the campaign as a co-coordinator, so we took rest and they helped us to distribute to their villagers without any trouble. People were standing and came through the line, so it was very professional and well organized.
In 2 hours everything was done very peacefully and nicely as we managed the name list and did alot of homework to make it nice and peaceful before we left Kathmandu so we had no trouble to handle the mass people on the spot. Comparing the last 2 campaigns, we are very happy on this campaign. After the program, visited some houses to analyzed the situation of the houses, took pictures and locals interview then return to kamal’s home to eat and sleep. The next very early in the Sunday morning, we left his village to walk around 1:30 hours further to Chautara, the district headquarters of Sindupalchowk. We took a local bus back to Kathmandu.
We arrived in the bus station but the bus was already almost full of passenger, we hardly got last seat, experienced like a most terrible journey in our life, Narrow seats, alot of people inside, dirty bus as window glasses were not clean, not moving properly. After some hours of rough drive, people started to vomit, I guess, more than 70 % passenger vomited – some of them outside from the window and some of them vomited inside…… OMG, i felt sick and remember only God to take us back to Kathmandu safely. However took about 7 hours to reach to home in Kathmandu, and then having rest, finally became fine. You can watch slideshow about this relief programs here:
Providing Mattress, Blankets, Mosquito net for the people who are affected by earthquake
Immediately after Earthquake hits Nepal, i talked in the village which was also fully destroyed by the earthquake 7.9 Richer and 7.6 Richter scales and of course several other ongoing quakes. There are several villages but my first priority was to save the people / villagers of our village. People had nothing to eat, nothing to sleep , no food, no shelter etc. They were in Terrible situation to survive. So than we wanted to help them / give them support as much as we can but we also have a limited resources in other hand.
However, We have been decided what to bring to the village to give relief which helps them at least somehow to live. We speared messages to our clients / friends and were able to collect some donation from our guest who have been to Nepal for the purpose of trekking tours in the Himalaya.
And from their contribution, I and our team went for shopping to buy living materials for the villagers. As just some shops opening in Kathmandu, there was very high demand of things but the supply was very less because of less stock, thus the Market price was surprisingly monopoly.
However, we were in our tight budget and bought things such as Blankets, Mattress, Mosquito net and Mask around 105 families.
The next day, we Charter a Truck, uploaded everything into the truck and we went to the Sunkhani Village ward number 9 and Kabilas Village ward number 8, of Nuwakot, he says everybody are getting mosquito bites as they have to sleep in open ground, so we have bought and distributed 105 pieces of mosquito net, 105 pieces of Mask to protect from pollution, 105 pieces of Blankets and 105 Pieces of Mattress to the village of Sunkhani and Kabilas VDC ward no 9, Nuwakot, along with this; we have also bought water purification drops for some people as well. For the reference or proof , please take a look this slide show on
NEPAL has hit by massive Earthquake disaster 7.9 Richer and 7.6 Richter scales on 25th of April 2015 and of course several other ongoing quakes, many of the houses in the villages were destroyed. People are forced to out from the home and live in an open area under the open sky. It was very sad moment in NEPAL.
After we distributed Blankets, Mosquito Nett, and Mattresses and as well as Mask, we talked further conversation in the village what they need very necessary things to survive. In the mean time there were also some others who distributed noodles, some kilos of Rice, Lentils and more but not any kind of Tabulin / Tripal or Tents. The locals they were asking us if we could support the to offer such kind of things to build their cottage roof. The next day we visited the village did small excursion of Sunkhani village and Kabilash village of Nuwakot district to estimate the broken houses.
Returned to Kathmandu office and spread the messages to our past trekkers and friends then we were again able to get donation from our guest/ friends. Still the budget was not enough to by Tents for all people for that village.
The donation money, I and our team went for shopping to estimate about TENTS or Zinc Plates for the villagers. Tents are shortage in the markets and we found no one tents searching the whole day in the markets , fortunately we found some basic tabulin / tents but are not in good quality. They were like a kind of Plastic tents, which can be damage after one 2 time rain with some strong sunny days. We don’t like it to buy so we returned.
Next day, we checked seriously the houses of the village which is seriously broken and people have no money to buy, we found around 110 houses together in 2 different villages which have no capacity of buying such tents or zinc plates. We went to the wholesale very big hardware shop to find out the situation about Zinc Plates. Hardly, we found one shop where we can get Zinc plates. Its quiet expensive however we wanted to distribute zinc plates as the monsoon is getting closer and the locals can not live in plastic shelter. So, we deposited money for 55 bondles (Each bondles have 8 zinc plates) of Zinc plates to distribute it to the villagers.
The next day, we uploaded all zinc plates into the Truck with the help of our 4 other colleague, then we to village to distribute it. Zinc plates are very expensive rather than any other things to build house /cottage. So, as we prepared the name list earlier, we distributed such zinc plates nicely within peace environment. For the proof about the distribution, https://www.facebook.com/gokyotreksnepal/posts/905436289528143 or slideshow in youtube onhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klQDxyd2gnw