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November 2016

GIFTS OF COMPASSION – CHRISTMAS 2016

The HimalayanLife Christmas Gift Catalogue has been mailed out! Once again, there is a variety of gift items which will address very real needs of children and families in Nepal, and as you make the gift in the name of a family member, friend or colleague, your Christmas-giving will be so much more meaningful. Last year I had a number of feedbacks from people in whose name a present had been sent to Nepal, all to the effect that this was their best Christmas gift that year. 

So, please do consider making use of this opportunity, and I trust that yourself, as well as the recipient of the gift and the person in whose name the gift is sent, will all experience the sheer joy  of giving and thus the true spirit of Christmas

I am particularly excited about the fact, that every dollar donated to this campaign will go to Nepal in full, as the administrative cost for the program has already been taken care of.

Please find below the link to the electronic version of the catalogue. Thank you!

Link to the catalogue – please click here


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February 2016

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Just a quick update from Nepal… I am thrilled to report that the lights in the earthquake-ravaged Yangri Valley are back on. We have completed the rebuilding of the essential components of the small hydropower plant, and Karina and I had the pleasure to preside over the re-commissioning ceremony last week in Yangri.

The restoration of power constitutes a huge step in the process of rebuilding in the Yangri Valley. We can now machine-produce lumber for house construction. Moreover, the boost of hope and confidence for the locals who have endured so much is immense. As one villager happily sad: Now I can rebuild my house.

So, on behalf of the people of Yangri, I’ll say THANK-YOU to all of you for your support.

Rebuilding continues with bringing in the equipment for the sawmill and carpentry workshop, rebuilding houses, and developing the plans for the regional school whose construction is scheduled to commence in late Spring.

With Gratitude,

Daniel.

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Commissioning ceremony with scarves as the traditional token of gratitude

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Turbines and generators back in service
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 Payday for the more than 100 workers helping in rebuilding Yangri
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Men at work

 

 

October 15th 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

A team of 18 motivated helpers from Switzerland working alongside the local villagers to clear and rebuild the water channel constitutes the life-line of the village.

Photos by Daniel Burgi

Kanalbau #1

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Kanalbau #3

Kanalbau #4

 

October 15th 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Water for the village = LIFE and HOPE

Photos by Daniel Burgi

Kanalbau #5

 

October 15th 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Helping a hard hit family clearing the rubble of their house destroyed by the earthquake, so they can rebuild their home.

Photos by Daniel Burgi

Platzsäuberung #1

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Platzsäuberung #3

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October 15th 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Teaching floor-hockey at the local school and in the village community – thus bringing back smiles and joy to the traumatized kids!

Photos by Daniel Burgi

Unihockey #2

Unihockey #5

Unihockey #4

 

October 1st 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Sazita – the new HL teacher welcoming her students.

Photos by Sonam

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October 1st 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Everybody was there for the opening ceremony of the Mini-School 

Photos by Sonam

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October 1st 2015

YANGRI HOPE PROJECT 

Challenging transport of material to the new school in Reepar, Yangri.

Photos by Sonam

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October 2nd 2015

HIMALAYANLIFE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM 

 Live from the apprenticeship program at HL-Plastics in Pokhara!

Well done!

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October 3rd 2015

UNI-HOCKEY LEADERS TRAINING IN CHITWAN

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Aug 21st 2015

        EARTHQUAKE RELIEF – YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

Temporary school in Yangri (Ripaar) opened!

Good news in the midst of enormous difficulties: RIPAAR, a cluster of some 60 houses high up on the slopes of the Yangri valley, has been largely cut off from the rest of the village by massive landslides and a raging river:

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I cannot but admire the COURAGE of the locals: in the midst of the enormous difficulties they are faced with, they have constructed a temporary school in a new location for their village. One villager even donated the land. Everyone helped.

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IMG_5988himalayanlife is contributing the TEACHER: Sachita will commence teaching the mixed class of kindergarten to grade 3 students as of September 15th. Sachita is presently living in Kathmandu and is keen to help out in the earthquake ravaged Yangri valley.

 Welcome to the team Sachita!

 

 

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 July 30th, 2015

EARTHQUAKE RELIEF – YANGRI HOPE PROJECT

First Milestone Reached: Drinking Water Supply Restored!

Great news: Clear spring water is once again piped to Yangri and is freely available at the 5 public fountains! The culverts, cistern and piping have been repaired.

Here some images:

Final touches

Final touches

First Water

so clear...!

so clear…!

water - Life...

water – Life…

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more about the YANGRI HOPE PROJECT click here 
fundraising for RELIEF WORK IN YANGRI click here

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Sindhulpachowk Drinkingwater #1