Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.

31 Jahre Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V.
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After the end of the rainy season – Nepalhilfe Beilngries takes stock of current activities

Interior work in progress at the Kawasoti district hospital
Interior work in progress at the Kawasoti district hospital
The extension of the Janta Secondary School
The extension of the Janta Secondary School
School start in Chharka
School start in Chharka
The completed Plexiglas porch on the Chharka passive solar house
The completed Plexiglas porch on the Chharka passive solar house
Concreting work on the first building wing in Tanakot/Humla
Concreting work on the first building wing in Tanakot/Humla
Group photo in front of the almost completed school of Khale
Group photo in front of the almost completed school of Khale
Lively hustle and bustle at the new playground of the school in Sangachok
Lively hustle and bustle at the new playground of the school in Sangachok
One of the new school buses in use
One of the new school buses in use

The monsoon in Nepal lasted a long time this year. Once again, it brought not only the long awaited rain but also serious damage, destroyed property and, unfortunately, lost lives.

As far as the projects of Nepalhilfe Beilngries e.V. are concerned, they survived the four-month period without any major damage. The only problem was the accessibility of some of the exposed villages. Some of them have only recently become problems due to massive landslides and roads and paths that were washed away.

Time-consuming journeys into the Terai

Once again, the Terai in the south of the country was severely affected by the weather, which the local coordinators of the Nepalhilfe Beilngries had to deal with at the end of September. They had to inspect the ongoing construction work of various projects there. First and foremost, the new building of the district hospital in Kawasoti, which is visibly moving after more than a year of "retirement". In parts of the three-storey building, the electricity and water supply systems have already been installed, also the fire protection system and the ceiling panelling fitted. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of work to be done, which will certainly take a year, provided that construction can continue without restrictions.

Another goal was the Madhyabindhu Multiple College for which two school buses were financed to extend the catchment area to 55 km. At the same time, this is a contribution to a safe daily school commute at a school that works in two shifts.

Furthermore, the construction of a new two-storey building with eight classrooms at Janta Secondary School near Kawasoti Hospital is currently on the way. It is now one of the largest schools there and is literally bursting at the seams. So the timely handover comes just at the right time.  

Passive solar house nears completion

From the south of the country to the remote north and northwest of Nepal. There, near the border to China, a passive solar house is currently being built in the Dolpo, in the mountain village of Chharka at 4,300 m above sea level. With its four rooms, it will serve as accommodation for the children of the remote mountain villages, which will also enable them to attend school. The Plexiglas porch has been built, windows and doors have been set and one of the rooms is already insulated and clad in wood.

For the necessary solar power supply, a master electrician working in Kathmandu, who did his training in Bavaria, is an experienced contact person. After the upcoming winter, all work should be completed. 

The construction of two new buildings in the Humla region, currently the most remote destination of Nepal Aid, will take quite some time. They will house eight classrooms in the village of Tanjakot. The first of these is currently under construction and the two floors have been completed. The shell will be completed by the end of November. The work is expected to take until the end of next year.

New school building in Sindhupalchok District

In the original field of activity of Nepalhilfe Beilngries, the Sindhupalchok district, a school is currently being built, not far from the district town of Chautara in Khale, which will cost about 150,000 Euros. The 180 boys and girls of the small community are looking forward to the completion of the construction of the building, which consists of eight rooms. In the meantime, small playgrounds have been built for the school beginners at many of the schools in the district, a wish that is repeatedly found in the applications. 

First visit in three years

The start of further construction and support measures naturally depends on the financial reserves. In this context, the members of Nepalhilfe Beilngries have their focus on the current political and economic situation and its impact for donations. Those interested in getting involved can find more detailed information at www.nepalhilfe.org. There you will also find a detailed explanation of the various projects and goals.

The goal in the next few months will be to complete all ongoing construction measures in a coordinated manner, with the exception of the "major project" of the district hospital/Kawasoti. Only then will they tackle other requests waiting in the pipeline. This is one of the requirements that four members of Nepalhilfe have in their luggage when they travel to Nepal for the first time in three years at the beginning of November to visit projects in the different regions, to renew existing contacts and to establish new ones.