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- Apr 19, 2017
A Canberra charity set up in the wake of the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal is quietly raising money for much-needed restoration work and giving Australians the chance to work on local community projects, the Canberra Times reports.
Founded by Canberra trekking enthusiast and yoga teacher Lou Nulley and Nepalese-born Lachhu Thapa from The Hungry Buddha restaurants in Curtin and Belconnen, REACH for Nepal has also just finalised a sponsorship arrangement with Singapore Airlines to carry a limited amount of donated goods to Nepal for free when volunteers travel for a project.
The charity has also appointed 2016 Olympic gold medallist Kim Brennan as its first ambassador, a position she is “incredibly proud” to hold.
Entirely run by volunteers, REACH for Nepal’s priority is supporting people in remote, isolated areas of Nepal who have not been reached by other agencies. The areas are often only accessible by foot.
Anyone who participates in the trips treks for five days and spends three days working on a community project.
Each participant pays their own way and all money raised goes directly to projects for the Nepalese people. The trip participants are also asked to raise at least $250 to go towards a project.
On-the-ground work planned for this year includes building classrooms and helping with the production of school bags by people with disabilities in Nepal.
“There are not too many things in life where you can make a real difference, but this is one of them,” Mr Nulley said.
“It’s a fairly intense eight-day period but the experience is so rewarding. The people there are so grateful for the work that we do.”
“Almost without exception, people describe it as a life-changing event,” he said.
REACH for Nepal, meanwhile, stands for Rebuilding, Education, Assistance, Children/Communities (giving) Hope for Nepal.
Source – Canberra Times
Mo: Mo: & Trivia Night for Nepal25May 2017- 6 pm -
Mo: Mo: & Trivial Night is back 🙂
25 May 2017 @ The Hungry Buddha, Belconnen
Get a group of 8 or 10 (only 80 seats available) $30 per person and let’s do Nepalese Mo:Mo: in a proper way! & that too for a cause – proceeds going to Reach For Nepal Foundation
So get in a group, come in participate on a Trivia Night – Nepal Theme.
Only this time, if you have been to Nepal already, come in on your dress you have bought from Nepal or if you haven’t borrow it from a friend or steal it. Let’s make it all about Nepal and raise awareness about the foundation!
What’s included on the ticket?
• Mo: Mo:’s & Mo: Mo:’s & Mo: Mo’s – enough!
• $10 – donated to the foundation, per ticket
• Lucky door prize
There will be a bar where you can purchase lots of alcohol to keep the trivia going, silent auction – if you feel like buying something Nepalese and some live music, if we can find some one 🙂
Email us today to book!
The Hungry Buddha & Reach for Nepal Foundation