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President Report 2018

2019-04-29T12:47:33+10:00April 29th, 2019|

  The Big Picture:    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. Patle school 4 classroom block In [...]

2018 Fundraising dinner

2018-06-09T17:51:06+10:00June 9th, 2018|

Making a difference to people's lives in Nepal This year's Nepalese New Year Fundraising event on the 5th May 2018 was a huge success.  The hall at Lourdes Hill College was buzzing with supporters and volunteer workers. Luya Music provided the early evening musical entertainment and the delicious food was cooked by the  Tibetan Kitchen [...]

President Report 2017

2018-04-15T09:24:24+10:00April 15th, 2018|

The Big Picture: Rebuild completed in many villages and half way to completion in others! NAFA’s focus in 2017 continued to be helping remote villages rebuild infrastructure destroyed by the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015. After allocating $400,000 in 2016 towards the rebuild, NAFA allocated another $191,505 towards the second [...]

Crowd Funding

2018-03-05T16:11:46+10:00March 5th, 2018|

COMMITTEE MEMBER Rick Parkes aged 74 is walking 817 km on CAMINO NORTE to raise funds for Children in Tawal Nepal for education and health   Tawal villagers pouring a concrete slab on classrooms by hand that took 13 hours, all volunteers. This is their dedication after the earthquake to educate their children [...]

What will NAFA do after earthquake rebuilding is completed in 2018?

2017-09-26T08:58:11+10:00September 26th, 2017|

In mid 2018 NAFA hopes to complete the significant rebuilding commitments it made after the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015. It will be a big achievement for a small, volunteer run NGO - an achievement of which we can be collectively very proud. Butterfly child care centre But what happens then? [...]

Fun in the great outdoors – Nepal in the Park 2017

2017-09-26T08:56:21+10:00September 26th, 2017|

Our annual “Nepal in the Park” fundraiser was held on 20th August at the JC Slaughter Picnic Grounds, Mt Coot-tha. Nepalese dancing “Base camp” was decorated with colourful prayer flags and marquees, and the sublime setting was enhanced by perfect weather which also provided ideal conditions for the 119 people who signed up [...]

First phase of NAFA’s remote schools earthquake rebuild program completed!

2017-09-30T21:33:43+10:00September 19th, 2017|

In the past nine months NAFA has helped nine remote villages across five districts in Nepal rebuild or substantially repair their schools after the devastating earthquakes in April and May 2015. Recently constructed Shyama classrooms The first phase of the rebuild is completed. We are very proud of local builders’ achievements under very [...]

President’s Report for 2016

2017-04-04T22:17:28+10:00April 4th, 2017|

 The Big Picture: Rebuild is well and truly underway! Rod and Kancha in Tawal NAFA’s focus in 2016 was helping remote villages rebuild infrastructure destroyed by the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in April and May 2015, After allocating nearly $100,000 in 2015 to NAFA’s initial responses (provision of medical supplies, roofing tin, [...]

Sadit Maharjan reflects on work and life in remote Nepal

2017-04-03T11:38:51+10:00April 2nd, 2017|

Sadit with host family Post the earthquake of April 2015, I was more exposed to the humanitarian role that a civil engineer can play in reconstruction of the society. My will to help the earthquake affected areas recover and the enthusiasm to be with needy people were my main motivation during the projects [...]

Nepal Knitters – end of an era

2017-04-02T11:36:12+10:00September 12th, 2016|

Jirikarka 2014 The knitting program began in 1998 when Ross and Brenda identified a need.  They had travelled to Nepal  5 times by then and been to many village areas and seen how poor the children were in the farming communities.  Many of these children had only one change of clothes, their parents [...]

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