On April 29th two monks were sent to the village of Barhabise in the Sindhupalchowk district to survey the area. The village was reported to be badly damaged and in need of food and tarps for shelter. Roughly 90% of the area was destroyed. Locals had very little access to food as most of their crops were covered in ruble from the fallen buildings. On April 30th, a team of four monks, Karma Jangchub, Konchok Gyaltsen, Urgyen Gyurmey, Jigme Kunsang, went to the village to deliver food, tarps, and medical supplies.
Kunsang reported the smells to be terrible in the area, as bodies remain buried under debris. Kunsang also said the road leading northwest of Bahrabise is not accessible by vehicle and many areas of Sindhupalchowk are still in need of supplies needed to be delivered via foot or helicopter.
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 »
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 »
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 »