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 »

  • The road to Rasuwa

    Recently our team again went to Rasuwa to deliver help to another three villages in the district – we will be posting an update on that trip in the next few days. Today we want to share with you a video of our previous trip to Rasuwa, to Tatopani and Nagthali villages earlier in July.  Ground… Read more »

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    Posted on 12th August 2015 by
  • Two hundred and one bags, one Saturday!

      The list is a long one. Forty one families in Salyantar village living in temporary shelters. In Purkuti, twenty five families living in the old school and in a temporary tin shelter nearby.The shelters of sixteen families of the Pariyar community scatter the nearby hills.     In Itahiti, eighty seven families of the… Read more »

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  • Back to Salyantar – for bandaging and burn-care!

    Learning skills to care for each other is a potent way to take back control of life after an earthquake. Following the wonderful example of the Singapore nurse team whose first aid courses were so successful, Vajra Varahi Healthcare volunteers took their training skills to Salyantar and Sanagaon villages. Izarne, Alberto and Miriam accompanied Vajra… Read more »

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    Posted on 10th August 2015 by
  • Talking, walking, running and dressing down for Nepal!

    Although the school year was rapidly winding down, when the students at Hamden Hall Country Day school in Hamden, CT USA saw pictures of the devastation and suffering in Nepal, they felt they had to do something. 8th graders Aya Wazaz and Shaw Mettler met with English teacher and student of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Paul… Read more »

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  • Yempi Mahavihar – home of Guru Rinpoche in Kathmandu

    On 13th July, 4 bundles of tin roofing were delivered to the Yempi Mahavihar temple in Patan, Kathmandu. Yempi Mahavihar, built 2200 years ago by Khatkuti Aju, is a very important and sacred Buddhist site. In recent years, the site was identified by HH Chatral Rinpoche who confirmed that this is the real historical site of… Read more »

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    Posted on 7th August 2015 by
  • The Disabled Rehabilitation Center

    Another busy day in the CGLF office – when two women knocked on the door with a publicity sheet and a collecting tin. The interruption turned out to be a fruitful one! We learnt about  the Disabled Rehabilitation Center and were so happy to share with them T-shirts, jackets, bed sheets, biscuits and noodles sent… Read more »

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  • Another happy ending!

    Our story about Mebu, a 93 year old woman from Tatopani touched your hearts. (You can read that story here). We are delighted to be able to give you an update! Our team visited Mebu again on 9th July and Mebu was very happy indeed to see our team back. This time she looked stronger, with… Read more »

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  • Visit to Yamuna Children’s Home

    Serki Sherpa, President of Yamuna Children’s Home, grew up himself in a children’s home, so he understands well the feelings of the 27 orphans he cares for. Serki Sherpa and his wife don’t have children of their own yet but live together with the children in a modest, 2-storey building Several staff members help to… Read more »

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    Posted on 3rd August 2015 by
  • Karma’s new job

    Do you remember Karma? He is a young man left with the care of his whole family after the illness of his father and the death of his mother. They are living in a tent near Boudha. (You can read the full story here) Now his brothers and sisters were safe, most of all Karma wanted… Read more »

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    Posted on 2nd August 2015 by