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Nepal in the Park Festival 2016

2017-09-30T21:44:24+10:00August 28th, 2016|

Young Everest summiteer joined in the fun at Nepal in the Park Alyssa on the Lhotse face It was a wonderful celebration of Nepalese culture and everyone had a chance to meet our special guest. On 21 May 2016 at the age of nineteen, Alyssa stood atop the world’s highest peak. This [...]

Nepal in The Park 2016

2017-09-30T21:44:11+10:00August 19th, 2016|

We are proud to announce that Alyssa Azar, the youngest Australian to summit Mt Everest, will be attending our cultural festival  Nepal in the Park – Mt Coot-tha So come along and meet this courageous mountaineer and adventurer. Nepal in the Park Sunday 21st August 9am – 1pm JC Slaughter Falls, Mt Coot-tha

Interview podcast on Nepal – ABC radio

2017-09-30T21:44:03+10:00April 25th, 2016|

One year later ABC presenter David Curnow interviews Rod on the progress of rebuilding after the earthquake. 24th June 2015 Nepal … two months on. Rod Setterlund OAM, President of Nepal Australia Friendship Association has just returned from Nepal. Rod speaks to Sarah Howells about what he saw and how the people he’s come to [...]

2016 Nepalese New Year Dinner

2016-11-01T12:37:13+10:00November 18th, 2015|

Immerse yourself in a Nepalese cultural evening with delicious food and entertainment Saturday 7th May 5.00pm - 9.30pm VENUE:  Good Samaritan Centre, Lourdes Hill College, 86 Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Tickets need to be prebooked - contact 3850 7600 (after March 2016)- no ticket sales at the door

2015 Nepal in the Park

2016-11-01T12:39:11+10:00September 9th, 2015|

Thanks to all the people who attended our annual Nepal in the Park at Mt Coot-tha This festival would not have been successful if it were not for all our wonderful volunteer Red Shirts and the Nepalese community We raised $8,600 for our earthquake appeal This year we received excellent media coverage from the [...]

Nepal in the Park 2015

2016-11-01T12:39:03+10:00July 29th, 2015|

Following the terrible earthquakes in Nepal, NAFA is hoping for a great turn out at this year’s cultural festival Nepal in the Park. So please add it to your calendar and pass this invitation on to your family, friends and work colleagues.   The walk starts at 9 am at the JC Slaughter Falls picnic [...]

Back Track Adventures’ Fundraising Walk for Tawal Health Clinic

2016-11-01T13:39:16+10:00July 21st, 2015|

Damaged health clinic BACK TRACK ADVENTURES’ FUNDRAISING WALK TO REBUILD THE TAWAL AREA HEALTH CLINIC   On Sunday 3rd August 2015, 43 walkers participated in a long distance walk at Mt Glorious to raise funds to rebuild Tawal Health Clinic, which was badly damaged in the Nepal Earthquake. On behalf of Back [...]

Sunny Queen Farms

2016-11-01T13:40:28+10:00June 5th, 2015|

A mighty fundraising effort for earthquake victims in Nepal The staff at Sunny Queen Farms have put in a mighty effort raising funds for NAFA’s rice and roofing tin response to 25 remote area villages in the remote Tawal area, Ri region of Nepal. On 3rd June Gill Violett, Internal Sales Development Representative, and Kerridyn [...]

2015 Nepalese New Year Fundraising Dinner

2016-11-01T17:40:20+10:00May 18th, 2015|

What an amazing net result from the dinner, netting $25,500 for earthquake victims in Nepal. That total included $6,600 in donations made on the night (including three $1,000 donations) plus record results in the silent auction, market stall and raffle. A gigantic thanks to everyone who made this possible, the red shirts, the Nepalese [...]

Circle Dance

2016-11-01T17:40:52+10:00May 14th, 2015|

Join us on Saturday 13th June at Bray Hall, Petrie 2pm - 4pm CIRCLE DANCE click here for more details Nepalfundraiser  $10 donation refreshments included All money raised will go to the victims of the Nepal earthquake

Media release Earthquake appeal 4th May 2015

2016-11-01T17:41:19+10:00May 7th, 2015|

Distressing news for Nepali community in Brisbane as supporters rally behind earthquake victims  Members of a local Nepalese Brisbane charity have received distressing news from the communities they have been working in for the past 15 years, after a massive earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April.   For the past 15 years the Nepal [...]

Dick Smith Donation

2016-11-01T17:43:50+10:00March 8th, 2015|

Peter Brockett receiving the cheque from Dick Smith Thank You Mr Smith!   NAFA has received a $10,000 donation from the Dick Smith Foods “$1 Million to Charity Campaign”.   In accepting the cheque on behalf of NAFA Peter Brockett thanked Dick Smith for his very generous gift and assured him that [...]

Nepalese New Year Dinner

2016-11-01T17:44:19+10:00September 1st, 2014|

What an amazing net result from the dinner, netting $25,500 for earthquake victims in Nepal. That total included $6,600 in donations made on the night (including three $1,000 donations) plus record results in the silent auction, market stall and raffle. A gigantic thanks to everyone who made this possible, the red shirts, the Nepalese [...]

Brisbane Marathon Everest Mob 2014

2016-11-01T17:44:51+10:00August 19th, 2014|

EVEREST MOB RAISE OVER $13,000 FOR NAFA’S HEALTH PROJECTS IN NEPAL The Everest Mob Day break on Sunday 3rd August and Alice Street is abuzz with hundreds of excited runners waiting for the siren to begin their run for the Brisbane Marathon. NAFA is well represented with 15 runners - the Everest [...]

NAFA’s 25th anniversary fundraising dinner

2016-11-01T17:45:24+10:00July 11th, 2014|

What a great night!! Thanks to everyone who attending our Nepalese New Year fundrainsing dinner on 10 May 2014 to commerate our 25th anniversary we presented each guest with a cream silk karta. The food, provided by the Tibetan Kitchen was excellent and the cultural entertainment provided by the Nepalese community very enjoyable. Nepalese [...]

First Kiwi members

2016-11-01T17:45:51+10:00July 9th, 2014|

Jan Dawn, her mother Jo Harrison and her sister, Helen Harrison "We are delighted to welcome our first New Zealand members of NAFA - Jo Harrison, and her daughters Jan Dawn and Helen Harrison.  Jan and Helen were recently in Nepal to do some trekking, and to re visit the Kumjung school [...]

Brisbane Marathon

2016-11-01T17:48:29+10:00March 7th, 2014|

Run for a great cause and make a difference in NAFA’s 25th anniversary! Join the Everest Mob in the Brisbane Marathon My name is Sudipta Sinnya and I am a proud NAFA member on a quest to raise much-needed funds for NAFA’s major health projects in Nepal. Having a Nepalese background, I have always [...]

Thanks to our Nepal in the Park 2012 corporate sponsors

2016-11-01T12:30:27+10:00November 5th, 2012|

NAFA thanks the following companies and groups for their generous  support for Nepal in the Park. Prize donations and assistance with materials and equipment helps make the day a huge success!   Macpac, The Valley   K2, The Valley   Paddy Pallin,The Valley,  Globe Trekker, West End Anaconda, Everton Park Sitar Restaurant, New Farm   [...]

Personal Challenge

2016-11-01T12:31:19+10:00June 24th, 2012|

for the month of JULY 2012 VSN students visiting Tilganga Eye Centre Help Change the Lives of MORE Young People in Nepal! THANK YOU! We raised over $6,500 from the last 2 challenges to provide 2 nursing scholarships. Now we need $4,000 to help more students study nursing or health-related courses. Improve [...]

Back Track Expeditions donate

2016-11-01T12:31:19+10:00May 2nd, 2012|

We are very proud of our association with Back Track Adventures. Back Track continues to support NAFA with generous donations to our projects in Nepal. Many thanks for their support and we wish them ongoing success with their exciting and popular treks in Nepal.

Thinking about putting NAFA into your will?

2016-11-01T12:31:19+10:00January 8th, 2012|

Make a Bequest Making a bequest – naming NAFA as a beneficiary in your will is a simple and powerful way to help us deliver ongoing programs empowering disadvantaged individuals and communities, particularly remote villages, in Nepal.  NAFA is a Brisbane based non-political, non-religious, non-profit organisation.  100% of donations (which are tax deductible for Australian [...]

President’s Report for 2010

2016-11-01T17:57:08+10:00August 24th, 2011|

This report was submitted at the AGM held  on on 5 April 2011 The Big Picture In 2010, NAFA allocated more funds ($141,000) to more projects (33) in Nepal than any year since the Association was established in 1989. These projects spanned the range of NAFA priorities, with 19 allocated to education projects, 8 [...]

Challenge Yourself

2016-11-01T17:58:06+10:00August 12th, 2011|

Update:  Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge in June 2011 we raised $3500 THE CHALLENGE For the month of June 2011 and change the lives of young people in Nepal! Want to feel really great? Last year we raised enough money to offer a nursing scholarship for a dedicated Nepali student. We want [...]

Qld Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund

2016-11-01T18:07:56+10:00May 12th, 2011|

NAFA wishes to acknowledge and express appreciation to the Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the $5,374 grant provided in December 2009 to purchase computer equipment for the Association and traditional costumes for children and adults who perform at various NAFA fundraising events and other activities organised  by the Nepalese Association of Queensland. [...]

Brisbane trekking company donates

2016-11-01T18:09:44+10:00January 2nd, 2011|

Brisbane based trekking company Back Track Adventures donated $100 to NAFA for every trekker travelling with them to Nepal in 2011.  If you want to trek and also assist NAFA check out their website.  http://www.backtrack.com.au/

NAFA Knitters

2016-11-01T18:10:37+10:00June 12th, 2010|

      Location: Jumpers and beanies distributed to a range of locations in Nepal, including a carpet factory, childrens home, two child care centres, disability services and remote villages. Date: ongoing Objective: To provide warm jumpers and beanies to disadvantaged children and adults in Nepal, who rarely would be able to [...]

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