The Nepal project was started by Kevan & Elizabeth Martin, who travelled to Bhanjyangaon near Shyapru within the Nepalese mountain ranges. They were accommodated for a night while trekking, in a home where 25 orphaned and displaced children from the 2015 earthquake are being raised by a young monk, Karsang Dawa, and his wife. All buildings have either been badly damaged or rendered uninhabitable. The children sleep in 2 rooms, boys in one and girls in the other, no beds and no heating. The children’s day to day life includes going to a village school, doing their own food preparation, cooking, washing and cleaning.
The goal of this project is to rebuild the school and refurbish the accommodation building with Kevan, who is a retired builder and construction manager with 40 years experience, devoting his time to oversee the project. Funding will therefore be used primarily for building materials which will be sourced locally.