Running projects

 

Sponsor a child

In the Netherlands it is normal for children that they go to school. This isn't the case in Nepal. This isn't the case in Nepal. In the Shree Malpurschool, Nepal Pariwar has built 4 classrooms finished in 2004 and 2 new classrooms in 2009. This school has more than 830 students. Most of them have poor parents, who cannot pay for education. In the village of Ratnanagar 5 class-rooms are built in 2006 for the Kaparkhori School with money of Nepal Pariwar, a school in Groningen, a school in Meppel and by Jan Koert and Daan. The Kaparkhori School has 350 pupils. The locals belong to the lowest casts (Sarkhi, Damai, Kami) and the people are mostly farmers without own land. These people can survive, but no more than that. Money to send their children to school a lot of families do not have and Nepal Pariwar has done all to send to school also the children of these poor families and students of Shree Malpurschool. During a maximum of 8 years the children have now a sponsor. Costs for this are 50 euros a year and that covers the costs of clothing, books and other school stuff, fee, and later school money. If you want to sponsor a child, you only can do that for the total school period of 8 years (= 400 Euros). The first 46 children have now a sponsor, but there are more students we want to send to school. If you are interested in sponsoring a child, send an e-mail to Jan Laan.

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Hostel for the blind

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December 2003 a hostel for blind children was realized in the district Bachhauli close to by foundation Nepal Pariwar in cooperation with Slach om è Mar, Wilde Ganzen and NCDO. The 12 blind children were teached before in one of the class rooms of the Jhuwani High Secondery school. This class room was also the room where they had to sleep, eat and play. This is now in the past. The hostel has 4 (bed)rooms with each there own toilet and shower, there is a room to play, a kitchen and a library. The children can lead a normal live now. But more blind children live in this area, often in bad circumstances. The local government therefore decided that our hostel has a function for the whole region. Nepal Pariwar supported this and now 12-16 extra blind children can live in the hostel. The government provides an extra teacher, cook and care taker. On the 13th of December 2005 the brothers Jan and Eltjo Laan (administrators of Nepal Pariwar) placed the first stone for the enlargement of the hostel together with the children. The coordination of this project is in the hands of Ram Rijal, a Nepalese volunteer that also guides the projects of several other Frisian organizations in Chitwan. Nepal Pariwar is still looking for a sponsor for a speach module (in English) for the computers and several guidesticks for the blind children.

At this moment the building is finished and in March 2007 it was festive opened by Jan Laan and his group. In 2010 the building of a  training- and educationcenter for the blind and those with poor eye-sight will be started. This building will be ready end of 2010. Blind people and people with poor eye-sight will be able to learn a profession in order to take care of themselves.

 

Healthpost Ghorepani

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In 2009 a new healthpost was builded in Ghorepani at 2800 metres highth. This village, with its friendly inhabitants (meanly members of the Mugger caste) is located in the district Kaski (above Pokhara). There is no healtpost in the wide surroundings where the locals and the tourists can go for medical help. This has changed. During the visit from Jan Laan and the Dutch group on February 21, 2006 they saw that the local people already had made some preparations for the healthpost, under the supervision of Captain Pun, a retired captain of the Indian army. Together with a committee they rebuild an existing building and made it a healthpost. Nepal Pariwar asked this in December 2005. Thanks to a structural contribution of Nepal Pariwar the people were able to start with medical help and a nurse has been trained already. A list is made from the most common medicine abd supplies for the locals. This is done by an orthopedic surgeon from the region; he works in a hospital in Pokhara. This surgeon will make a planning, together with the committee, and that is how they can provide services also for other villages. Nepal Pariwar paid for the training, medicine and payment of the nurse, not only this year but structural. In 6 or 7 years the project must be able to stand on its own feet and the surgeon has offered to be their advisor. A great result, with thanks to the local people.

 In 2010 the project Save Drinking Water has started. This is an initiative from Jan Laan together with the locals. Tourist but also the people of the village take advantage of clean drinking water which is purified with ozone. Because of that less plastic drinking bottles will pollute the environment. Main sponsor of this project is Jan Laan.



Healthpost/hospital Bachauli (Sauraha)

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Close to Sauraha (Chitwan) is a building that is used as a Healthpost now and then. They had no doctor, but there were trained locals. Sick people in an area with 33.000 inhabitants had to go to Narayanghat hospital, which is a distance of about 50 kilometers, even for small things. To get there is a long trip. Nepal Pariwar found a doctor for this healthpost: this doctor works 4 days a week. On the 13th of December 2006 they started with the building of  the new hospital. On top and before the existing building comes a floor with several rooms, that will be used for research, nursing and for small operations. In the area off vaccinations there have already  programs started. When the hospital is finished there will be a doctor 7 days a week. Vaccination programs have started. Jan and Eltjo Laan (board members of Nepal Pariwar) got permission to start with the digging but that was a tough job because they had to remove old foundations. A Nepalese building committee is responsible for daily things on the construction site. Ram Rijal from Sauraha coordinates the project.

At this moment the hospital is finished and in March 2007 it was festive opened by Jan Laan. The minister of health has promised to provide a doctor. In 2008 Nepal Pariwar gave money for medical equipment such as a binocular microscope, HB meter, diabetis test and more tests for blood, worms and to discover typhus, TBC and hepatitus. Nepal Pariwar is proud to tell you that the government also decided that the name is not Sub Healthpost, but a real Healthpost. Also the Nepali government pays salary for three more staff. Total now is 7. When you are interested in doing voluntary work in this Healthpost, and if you are a nurse or doctor, please contact Jan Laan.

From 2009 vaccination programs are executed, and there are regulare eye camps; medicine are given for free.
  

 

School Tirkhedunga

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February 22, 2006 was another highlight, now in the village of  Tirkhedunga. In December 2005 Jan and Eltjo Laan had made arrangements for building 2 class rooms at the Bhagawatischool. This school has 8 classes. Students that want to go to class 9 or 10 have to go to another school, often a couple of hours walking from Tirkhedunga. The school asked for 2 classes to solve the problem. Thanks to an action of Jan Koert Schipper from the Dutch Annen, we could make a start with the project.

 

Kaparphori school

In March 2005 the building of 5 class rooms started. Two other schools got computers.
  

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Child Environment Nepal is a young Nepalese organization of Sagar Pandey, director of a big company in Nepal (www.himalayanglacier.com.np). He and his people care for children that became orphans by the long battle between the army of the government and the Maoists in Jogimara (Dang).

There is an orphanage for 12 children (see picture). This children receive full care and have to go to school also; they only leave the home when they can take care of themselves.  A board member of this foundation is Jan Laan, who tries to help the Nepalese foundation from the Netherlands. Information about this project: e-mail or go to http://cennepal.nepal.org.np.

CEN wants to buy the house with a piece of land with it. So.... every donation is welcome. E-mail Jan Laan for more information.

Interested to be a volunteer for this project ? Send an e-mail to mr. Sagar Pandey.
 

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Group Frisians cleans the Himalaya schoon (see pictures)

On February 29  2004 a group Frisians, guides, local people and the staff of 2 Nepalese organizations (Keep (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project) en Acap (Annapurna Conservation Area Protection)) cleaned the de Royal Trek. This route is loved by tourists, they go from there to the Annapurna Basiscam,  the Macchapuchare Basiscamp and Jomoson. They collected about 700 kilos of the dirt under the guidance of Jan Laan. Part of the dirt was burned, but cans, glass and other stuff were brought to Pokhara. Batteries were taken to the Netherlands.
The journey started at a height of 1100 meter at Phedi, 20 kilometers from Pokhara. A sign was placed:  “Ghorapani Clean Up Campain 2004” and after the 1st day in Pothana (at a height of 1900 m) 120 kilograms was collected. Thanks to the Nepalese organizations Keep en Acap it was easy to mobilize the locals to help. The 2nd day to Landrung (1650 m) was a highlight. Before the village was a big pile of garbage and with the locals all was cleaned. One asked the locals from now on to collect the dirt and to burn it. When possible glass and cans (and batteries) will be collected separately in the future.
Also in Ghandrung (1950m) and Tadapani (2600m) men and women were mobilized for cleaning. The inhabitants of Ghorapani (2800m) were prepared and took initiative themselves. This was also the case in wTirkhedunga (1570m). The cleaning project was ended in Birethanti.
They loved the Dutch initiative, a lot of people (papers, radio TV) came to the press conferences. The Nepalese TV made a documentary. The cleaning project was part of a 3 week trip to Nepal.