Looking back a year and moving on forward!

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Langtang in Kathmandu; starting all over again

Thinley Lama came to see Phakchok Rinpoche two weeks after the earthquake last year, from the village committee in Langtang. He described how with the earthquake came a huge landslide that destroyed the village completely. Thinley Lama survived thanks to strongly holding on to his horse and a tree, but 300 people from the village… Read more »

Clean water – a wonderful gift!

Water supplies in the Kathmandu Valley can be difficult at the best of times but since the earthquake life has been harder than usual. Ngagyur Memorial School (Boarding School) moved from their former home in Nubri to Thankot after the earthquake. Their water comes from ‘governmnet lines’ – government laid pipes. Water is currently only available… Read more »

Striding into the Future- the leaders of tomorrow

Our second Himalayan Youth Gathering in July revealed a wealth of talent and energy and CGLF promised to offer further training to participants. Our wonderful facilitators MC Cheong, Leo, Lily, Mahendra and Lopön Urgyen Dorje were reunited this month to run two days of leadership and project management training. After morning prayers each day there was a packed programme of… Read more »

Medicine to Hyolmo

Tashi Lama is the principal of Yangrima School in Sermathang village in Hyolmo, brother to Dr Pasang. During the earthquake relief, both brothers spent their time providing medical help in Hyolmo, particularly in Manekharka. On October 9th CGLF sent Dr Pasang all the remaining medical supplies so kindly donated by CGLF friends in Singapore. He… Read more »

The final delivery to Tarke Gyang

The petrol crisis here in Nepal is acute. Queues of 7 hours this week for a rarion of 5 litres per vhicle were the only concession to the main festival of Dashain, celebrated by every faith and creed throughout the land. Last week drivers waited in line for three days at a time….. So the Tarkegyang… Read more »

Those first precious moments; first aid saves lives

Immediate help saves lives! That was one of the messages we learnt the hard way during the earthquakes and their aftermath. Knowing what to do in an emergency benefits everyone – those who are injured or sick and those called upon to help, who can put their own fears aside in the moment of sharing…. Read more »

Art therapy update – and inspiration!

One of our most inspiring stories has been the work done by Kiran Karjit in Sitapaila. Kiran used our jasta to build an ‘art hut’ where drawing and creating has helped children overcome the traumas of the earthquake – catch up with the original story . We can now bring you up to date! Kiran… Read more »

“Our inestimable gratitude to you all”

The Hyolmo Social Service Center in Boudha (HSSC) usually helps the Hylmo community living in Kathmandu. After the earthquake, HSSC was at the forefront of relief work, focusing on the Hyolmo area of Sindhupalchok district. CGLF joined them in supporting rescue work and supplying and delivering supplies to affected areas.  Last week the Hyolmo community wanted to… Read more »

Cooking for Nepal – Australian fundraiser with a twist!

This week we  have news of another fundraiser for CLGF and friends Shenpen (helping smaller NGOs in Nepal) and Shedrub ( and rebuilding Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery). CGLF were delighted to receive $1380 USD ($2018 AUD), with the same amount also going to Shenpen and Shedrub. Ali Williams told us how it was done! “Friends of… Read more »

  • Helping others, helping ourselves

    A couple of days ago we told you about Uma Desar and her family. Uma works at Vajra Varahi Healthcare clinic in Chapagaon. We thought you might be interested in what happened to the other non-medical staff at the clinic and what it means to them to be back at work. Bhuwaneswori Shrestha (in the… Read more »

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    Posted on 28th August 2015 by
  • Sober Recovery Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre

    When we found ourselves with spare medical supplies kindly donated by Singapore sponsors we were extremely happy to be able to pass them on to a good cause. Antibiotics, antinflammatory medicines, bandages and a first aid kit were taken to the Sober Recovery Treatment and Rehabilitation Centre in Jorpati next to Boudhanath. The centre is itself a… Read more »

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    Posted on 27th August 2015 by
  • Lessons for the future

    The garden on the roof of Vajra Varahi Healthcare is almost back to normal; Uma Desai has cleared up the smashed pots and replanted flowers, and the chillis she put in before the rains are beginning to fruit. Uma tends the garden and the clinic, making sure it is clean for patients and staff each… Read more »

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    Posted on 25th August 2015 by
  • Meet Pasang Drolma……

    We’d like you to meet Pasang Drolma. Pasang is 12 years old and is from the Sindhupalchowk district of Hyolmo. We met Pasang during our early relief visits. She is eager and full of promise but she faces a bleak future without our help.  From those around her we heard a story we were to hear… Read more »

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    Posted on 23rd August 2015 by
  • Back to school in Yangrima!

    Back in June it was an enormous pleasure to see how a single tent, so kindly donated by you, could help so many! Our tent was temple, dormitory and school room to the people of Sermathang village in Hyolmo. Now life in Sermathang is slowly getting back to normal and Yangrima school is at the heart of… Read more »

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    Posted on 21st August 2015 by
  • Rolwaling school completed!

      Rolwaling school has been a story for quite some time. We began by hearing about the school from Ngawang Tenzing Lama who visited CGLF office in the beginning of June. Read the original story here. We made a donation and sent tin sheets up to the village, and the children themselves took part in clearing the ground… Read more »

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    Posted on 19th August 2015 by
  • When a little goes a very long way – Tashi’s family

    Most of the work we report on is of large scale efforts to help a whole village. But we should never forget that every village is made up of families and every family consists of individuals. A fortnight ago, we donated a dozen sets of clothes and three sets of bedding (part of Malaysian cargo)… Read more »

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    Posted on 18th August 2015 by
  • Once more to Rasuwa, to new villages!

    Blankets, sweaters, jackets, T-shirts, noodles, biscuits – all part of the Malaysian cargo, were distributed to the 49 families of Ling Ling and 54 families from Briddim last week. Tin sheets, specially bought from the money kindly donated by Singapore sponsors, were delivered to three temples, each receiving four bundles. As so often before, Lopön… Read more »

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    Posted on 16th August 2015 by
  • Sharing close to home; Boudha Bamboo Basti.

    Between Boudhnath and the river that flows to the cremation ghats at Pashupatinath is a small patch of ground, one of the few not  packed with concrete houses. Twisting streets now resound to motorbike horns where once the wedding elephants were led  to the water to bathe,   Here you can find a quarter of… Read more »

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    Posted on 13th August 2015 by