Global Reach International is currently visiting Nepal to oversee the construction of our second primary school that was destroyed by the earthquake. Board member and volunteer Mike Cassidy of USA is visiting the site. The construction is 50% complete. The school should be complete by mid March.
Global Reach International is one of the few organizations working with the Nepal government to rebuild government owned schools. By working with the government and Flame of Hope Nepal, we are able to bring these schools back to their normal state. We hope to build more schools in the future.
Please note GRI stands for Global Reach International
Global Reach International has started the construction of the Kabrepalanchouk "Shree Kali Primary School" located on the border of China. We have attached photos of the school to this report. The school will have five rooms, a water well, and new bathrooms. We are also replacing all the desks and school supplies. The children are currently learning in steal shelters until the school is complete.
Our first phase of funding to this school was $7500.00 The first phase is for purchasing the materials and transportation. Once materials are in place, Global Reach will send addtional funds to complete the construction. Our gaol is to have the school complete within four months.
A board member from Global Reach International will be going to Nepal in February for two months. Once he arrives, we will be able to give addtional photos and progress reports.
Global Reach International also gave $1300 to a business in the Kathmandu Valley that was damaged by the earthquake. The business owner of this shop lost everything in the earthquake. The $1300 will help him reestablish his business.
Thank You for your continue support of Global Reach International. We would like to post an update on some of our projects. Global Reach International has given $20,500 to projects in Nepal. We have built a school for children, constructed temporary housing for earthquake victims, supplied food, medical and tents to those in need and currently is building water wells for villages that lost them during the earthquake.
Below is an email from one of our field operators:
We are constructing water wells in 3 locations in Bungamati, namely: Khandre, khalba and one at health post.
It's under construction, yet I have sent the pictures from all three sites. please find it. We have constructed all the wells in the public land so it can be used by all the community.
We have ordered for a water tank and a stand as well. It's yet to be delivered. It might take around 2 more weeks. We will fix the water pump in each well, so people can fill water in the tank, so it would be more convenient and safe for them.
We have spent around, 1,80,000 rupees so far.
Thank you very much for your support.
Daya Ram Maharjan
Global Reach International Field Operations