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Newsletter May 2022

2022-06-13T07:46:37+10:00May 26th, 2022|

Another COVID year, but again, thanks to wonderful support from NAFA’s donor network and generous donations from loyal philanthropists NAFA continued to support its ongoing health, disability, education and childcare commitments, as well as fund important one-off projects. In March 2022 senior executive officers were able to visit most of NAFA’s funded projects in [...]

President’s Report 2021

2022-04-15T15:39:16+10:00April 12th, 2022|

A second year affected by Covid we had hoped for a return to normality but again no annual fundraising dinner, only a couple of market stalls and no visits to Nepal by NAFA executive officers. However, like 2020, we were still able to continue to support our Nepali funded partners through Covid, fund our core [...]

Message from the NAFA President – End of Year Appeal

2021-12-01T08:01:45+10:00November 30th, 2021|

Dear Friends and Supporters, In Australia, we are beginning to see some welcome relief from the discomforts of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not yet free from the dangers of infectious spread or new strains of the virus, and it may take a long time for many Australians to fully recover, but the outlook certainly [...]

Distribution of Covid-19 Aid Packages to the Disabled in Pokhara

2021-09-04T16:08:51+10:00September 3rd, 2021|

Govinda Raj Pahari is Director of the Butterfly Foundation (BNF) in Pokhara. In this post Govinda provides an update on the distribution of aid packages to people with a disability. Govinda is a deeply passionate man with a long history of helping the disadvantaged in his community, including the establishment of two childcare centres [...]

Newsletter May 2021

2021-05-16T17:07:06+10:00May 16th, 2021|

After celebrating our 30th Anniversary at our Annual Fundraising Dinner in May 2019, little did we know what lay ahead in 2020 – a year like no other, due to Covid-19: no annual fundraising dinner - only a couple of market stalls and except for a short visit by the President in late January 2020 [...]

President’s Report 2020

2021-09-13T18:11:19+10:00April 14th, 2021|

After celebrating NAFA's 30th anniversary at the Annual Fundraising Dinner in May 2019, little did we know what would lie ahead for 2020. In a year like no other due to Covid-19, there was no annual fundraising dinner, only a couple of market stalls and, except for a short visit by the President in [...]

Education in the Age of Covid-19

2021-09-04T14:39:43+10:00December 5th, 2020|

In this post we are delighted to share some insightful updates in the form of two videos and a written report presented to you by NAFA's partners and beneficiaries in Nepal. Bijaya Rajbhandari – NAFA’s volunteer Coordinator in Nepal. Bijaya provides a particularly insightful overview of how Covid-19 has impacted Nepal. In his video [...]

Tackling Covid-19 and Intellectual Disability

2021-09-04T14:09:54+10:00November 28th, 2020|

NAFA is excited to share this video message prepared by Shovana Rai, Executive Board member and head nurse for Sungava Home in Kathmandu. Sungava Home aims to provide both residential and day care for young women with intellectual disability. Services include the provision of health care, life skills training and both educational and vocational [...]

An Inspiring Video Report from Nepal

2021-09-04T14:16:05+10:00November 21st, 2020|

In Nepal, the death toll is increasing and life in general is becoming ever more difficult. By mid November there had been over 200,000 confirmed cases, with the infection rate more than doubling each month. The death toll has already exceeded 1,000 with a third of those in the more densely populated Kathmandu valley. [...]

President’s Report 2019

2021-09-07T07:23:11+10:00September 8th, 2020|

NAFA completed the rebuild or substantial repair of fifty-four earthquake resistant classrooms at eight schools, thirty-five classrooms in four Dhading district schools: Kutal, Ladap, Richet and Tawal and nineteen classrooms in the remote, eastern Nepal villages of Kophu, Patle, Shyama and Dhupisurke. In 2018 NAFA continued to focus on helping remote villages rebuild infrastructure destroyed [...]

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