Lyn Taylor has been leading women on treks to Nepal for many years, and has been part of raising money and supporting villages in the rebuild after the earthquakes, here is her latest news of the rebuild:
Seven months after that devastating disaster in Nepal, came a very positive outcome. We not only talked the talk, but walked the walk. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who stepped forward with support financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
The people of Nepal’s gratitude showed in their eyes and hearts, having hope has uplifted their spirits. Thanks to Jennifer Shaw from Launceston Tasmania, and Christine Pepper from Alstonville NSW, who both travelled with me to Nepal in November provided support to myself, and the people of Nepal.
During our 2 week stay at Majuwa village we physically helped clear the land, move boulders, and broke rock into gravel. We saw the progression of the rebuilding of the school from ground level, to the first stages of building the foundations, and now 1 month later 50% of the school has been completed. I do not think that any of us have ever done anything as rewarding.
One hundred and four homes out of 105 in Majuwa village alone were destroyed or partially destroyed, this was the case in the 5 other surrounding villages we visited in our travels.
Every school in those villages were destroyed, people are still living under corrugated iron and plastic, waiting for the Government of Nepal to hand out the promised US$2000 to each family. Until this happens they will not be able to rebuild and move on, as yet nobody knows when this will take place, and the border of Nepal and India is finally re opened.
In the meatime the people are living in poor conditions, without gas for cooking and heating, but they still smile and get on with it, they have no choice.
We are still taking donations on our You Caring website if you feel that you would like to continue helping CLICK HERE
Jen and Christine are now both contemplating returning with me in April to celebrate the official opening of the school, and volunteer their skills re building the second school at Dangsing Phulkharka village. Please view our u tube site at the end of this email to see all the video clips on our recent visit to Nepal. If you would like to join us in April to volunteer your skills contact me
We have put together some short video’s of our recent visit please go to our You Tube Channel
Here is one of them about the rebuilding of the school:
We have also posted on this email updated photos of the school rebuilding progress. Yesterday I received my first update photos on the re building progress of Saraswasi Primary School, Majuwa Nepal. This is exciting news as many other fundraisers and volunteers have been trying to begin re building schools in other ares of Nepal, but due to the border blockage, fuel shortage and not having the right contacts have been unsuccessful.
Thank you to all who have supported myself and the people of Nepal.
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