Australians return home after Community Project & Trekking in Nepal

16
Nov
2017

Some 20 Australians return home after successful Nepal Community Rebuild Project and Trekking initiated by Canberra charity REACH for Nepal Foundation (RFN).

Founders Lachhu Thapa and Lou Nulley started the foundation in 2015 following the earthquakes in Nepal centred on the Gorkha district. This is the second year they have been planning these fundraising trips to Nepal, which is a major fundraising platform for the foundation.

With two, 12-person trips planned for October 2018 almost booked out already, Lou says the experience allows people to directly assist on a project that fulfils the objectives of the foundation, which are reflected in the acronym REACH – Rebuild, Educate, Assist, the Children/Communities (giving) Hope for Nepal.

“So far at a school in Gorkha, we’ve built a water tank, two classrooms, an amenities block, a wall to make the playground safe, a library and computer room,” says Lachhu.


“It’s very rewarding and fulfilling, and I’m also able to work closely with my brothers in Nepal, Raju our trek guide and the in-country director Shiva.

“It’s an amazing feeling to be able to execute all that and to be successful at it.”

REACH for Nepal has formed connections with the University of Canberra, Canberra Grammar School and other Canberra institutions, and is planning trips and ways to support Nepal with them, says Lou.

They also have an agreement with Singapore Airlines to ship limited donated goods for free for their projects.

The tours are organised by the Hungry Buddha’s travel arm The Buddha Odyssey.

Source – CityNews

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