Our commitment began in Nepal. At least here the desire to help became concrete. After a Father and son journey 2018 to the geographically and culturally impressive, but also by natural disasters and poverty affected country, the decision was clear: We can not help! We are establishing an association, and will support the local people to the best of our ability.
And today? These are our current projects in Nepal – starting with the newest, currently running, and ending with the beginnings:
The most costly project to date will be the renovation of the Nepal Charter Primary School starting in the fall of 2021. The building and the sanitary facilities are in desolate condition. The construction project is supported by the Düsseldorf Schmitz Foundation from the EZ Small Projects Fund and coordinated by our volunteer Narayan Pahari and the school management on site.
Blog post: Current project
In order to reach our own share of the funding amount, we have launched a crowdfunding campaign and are asking for donations that will directly benefit the students and teachers: To crowdfunding.
Current photos of the situation in the school + photos of the construction work already done in November 2021:
Having enough fresh drinking water is something we take for granted in Germany. For many Nepalese children and their families, it is not.
And so, in 2019, we launched the “Clean Water for Nepal” project. Children should have access to fresh water and be able to take it home from school. “For us, it’s hard to imagine”, Jürgen Perteck talks about his travels. “We are all the more pleased that it turned out to be not one, as initially planned, but five drinking water filter systems in the end, which we transported to Nepal and installed with the help of many helpers.”
During the implementation – from the first idea to the delivery of the fifth system – many volunteers were involved as well as some companies that took care of the technical requirements, transport and installation.
In detail they are
In the picture gallery we have addedsome impressions from our activities in Nepal, which are are not (always) complete and will be added continuously:
Raphaela Goldschmidt, Kathrin Krüger, Julian Renne and Narajan Pahari distributed a total of 150 drinking water bottles to each student following the installation of the first drinking water filter system.
In this way, every child gets the opportunity to drink the clean, filtered water during the school day. And after school, the children can take home a filled bottle of water take to share with the family. This is because many families also live completely without access to clean drinking water.
By the way: Following the action we received a official letter of thanks from the Mahendra Ratna Campus which made us very happy and touched us. In our feedback section we have deposited the letter for further reading.
Within the framework of various trips and initiatives , our members and volunteers haverepeatedly collectedrelief supplies and transported them to Nepal and distributed them on site since the beginning in 2018 .
For example, Yvonne Pande, Raphaela Goldschmidt and Julian Renne distributed shoes to needy children. Maximilian and Jürgen Perteck – together with other family members and friends – had school materials, notebooks, pens and sweets in their luggage.
We have summarized the pictures of these initiatives in the next gallery. Newspaper articles can be found in our Press review .
A special memory is the visit to a leprosy hospital as well as a residential home for people with disabilities. These pictures were taken in the process:
The basis for all our projects are probably the pictures taken during the very first trip to Kathmandu. The Report “How it all began can be read here.
If you would like to support our activities in Nepal, we would be very happy. Feel free to use this donation button via Paypal. Thank you very much!