Nepal – one year on


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Exactly a year ago today I was on my way to Kathmandu to link up with 40 others from around the world to trek up to Everest Base Camp as part of a fund raising effort organised by Global Volunteer Network. The fundraising we did was to go towards building an orphanage in Kathmandu. While I was there we were able to visit the site where the orpahanage was to be built, and meet a group of the children who were going to be housed there – most of whom had a disability of some sort or another.

One year on it has been interesting to reflect on that experience, and to receive an update from the organisers, with news that the building is now complete, and that, just a few days ago, the children were moved in there. The image above was sent with the email and shows a group of the children on moving day.

I’m sharing this on my blog because a number of those who visit the blog from time to time so generously contributed to the fundraising effort, and this is to say thanks on behalf of these kids, and share the progress that has been made!

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