Library Project in Nepal

 
$560
$4,440
Raised
Remaining
Oct 7, 2013

Progress Report

To Donors,

Global Reach International would like to thank you for your continue support of our projects in Nepal.  We have not raised any more money for this project.  We are always looking for donations to help with any of our current projects to help establish a working library at their facilities.  We are planning our 2014 trip to Nepal in the coming months.  Please see link below of our most recent trip to Nepal.  Since we are a small organization with no expenses, we generally don’t raise money outside of Global Giving.  We work with partner organizations in Nepal to distribute funds to the orphanage and our other projects.  Once a year, a volunteer from Global Reach International travels to Nepal to give a progress report.   Please check out our past video from 2013 in which we traveled to all the projects that we have been funding for the past few year. 

Thank You,

Global Reach International

Links:

Mar 21, 2013

Nepal trip 2013

Children Reading Books
Children Reading Books



Global Reach International has disbursed the funds to the orphanage
in Nepal.  Money is to be used for food
and clothing.  Bill Sansone the CEO of
Global Reach International traveled to Nepal on March 8th through the 18th.  The children at the orphanage were grateful
for the donations given by Global Giving for the past few years.  Although this is a small project, the money
does go far in Nepal.  Generally it costs
around $25 per month per child to live in this orphanage.  There are 25 children so it costs around $625
per month to run the facility.   The supervisor of the orphanage still has the
truck that he rents out to keep the place stable.  The money we give helps secure additional funds
needed for food and clothing.  We have
not raised any money for books since our last donations.  We hope to help this place with additional books.  Thank You. 

Aug 10, 2012

Books

Library Project

Global Reach International is still looking to receive donations for books.  Any donations received are sent to Nepal, where they are able to purchase the books they need and want.  Shipping books tends to be expensive.  We found it easier to send the money and allow the community to purchase the books. 

In Nepal most people read and speak Nepali and Hindi.  Any books that are purchased are normally in this language.  We recently purchased  a computer for the library in Nepal. 

Thank you.

Feb 23, 2012

Library

Below is some emails from our volunteer in the field.  He will be visiting orphanages and buying supplies for our projects.  Including Books. 
Namaste,
FEB. I left St. Devi's Academy this morning and told them i would return
in three weeks when our programs in the South are finished in the Lumbini Zone..
I took a few boys from Porapokar orphanage to help me get the two buses to the
disabled home outside Kathmandu. I was good to see Daya Ram Thapa and the now 33
deaf, blind and crippled children he cares for. I assured him of our $900
continued support.
Two successes greeted me.Steel rods were placed in Surjan's crippled legs
and he will walk normally in a few years time. He is seven years old. Gita, five
years old, had two successful operations, one on her cleft lip and the second
one on her throat. She is still blind and learning braille on a newly gifted
computer from France but she is 'talking up a storm' now that she is able to
speak. Be glad...we are all part of this...
spent the evening at Porapokar home sitting on the roof around a fire made
of bamboo sticks. It is cold at night and we talked and ate sweets. I was taken
to the 'bus park' at 7am for a local bus to Bhairahawa on the southern plains of
Nepal. down the Kathmandu valley along winding roads past towns and villages for
the 8 hour ride. i was glad it was over.
Feb . this is my second day here at the Eye Hospital i am  still making my
rounds to see all the staff and former students of 9 years ago. Plans will
be made for our School Screening Program, I met with Hari Thapa who manages the
Low vision department and tomorrow i will go to the town of Butwal to speak to
Dr Amil about our  eye glasses program for poor children. All will be
well...
it is time to find some food.

mike sir
Namaste,
I took a long walk at dusk on Saturday evening (Feb 18) around the village
of Balwari for the last time this year. I saw a flock of parrots fly overhead,
water buffalo were walked back to their stalls and the smell of smoke from
cooking fires filled the air. I will miss the rice paddy, the squeal of water
pumps, the crow of roosters in the morning and having  tea by the fire as water
is heated for the morning bath.
Shivaratri - Shiva's night Feb 20th
The eight hour bus ride to Kathmandu turned into a 14 hour ordeal. All was
going well until Narangath town bridge where a 'strike' closed the bridge for 3
hours. A 'bandt' is a common form of protest here where schools, offices, shops
and roads are closed, sometimes for days. On the move again until the 'jam' of
traffic slowed and stopped on the two lane road to the Kathmandu valley for 3
hours more. I love Nepal....
I celebrated the god Shiva's Night late at Paropakar orphanaged. A bonfire
was lit, two side drums played, clapping and chanting started the folk singing,
and dancing around the fire soon began. All we glad i kept my promise to attend.
I gave out  butterscotch sweets brought from the USA and  I soon forgot my long
bus ride.
I took the Braille typewriter to the SEVA  headquarters to see if we can
find the organization for the blind that i was told could repair the
machine.
Thur  Feb 23
I took four classes today at St Devi's Academy. handed out framework and
work seek puzzles I brought with me from America. It is nice to see the children
one year older. Which reminds me that i will also count one more year this
coming Saturday. It is the custom for me to give out sweets  on my
birthday.
all is well.
mike sir
 
 
Jul 26, 2011

Global Reach Report

The library Project is still ongoing and is looking for funding to complete it's mission to bring reading materials to needy children in Nepal.  We would also like to bring reading materials for blind children.  Global Reach International is looking for laptops, books, and any donations to help with the construction costs of desks and solar equipment to power the computers.  If you need additional information on these projects or would like to donate a laptop to Global Reach International, please send it to Global Reach International, 341 Route 206, Branchville NJ, 07826.  Our direct line is 973-948-4101 or founder Bill Sansone at 201-874-4973.

Thank You 

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Bill Sansone

Branchville, NJ United States

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