14 results for author: Anne Hines


CRAFTED for good

Join CNA on Saturday Sept. 15th at a local bazaar for nonprofits. See the works of local nonprofits, purchase goods to benefit their programs,  engage your senses in a carefully curated selection of artisan foods, and be ready to grab some cocktails!! 10 am  - 6 pm It's only $5 to attend, but the first 20 who use the link below and the discount code NEPAL can get in for free. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crafted-eat-drink-for-good-tickets-43717141146?aff=ColoradoNepalAlliance

New Building for Nimal Chyat Students

CNA is thrilled to announce the completion of two classrooms at Nimal Chyat Primary School in Brichet, Darkha VDC, Nepal.  This small school serves young children grades K-3.  We first met these students in the fall of 2015, as we surveyed Darkha's schools after the earthquake.  These ebullient ...

Students Are Back Indoors

The classrooms at Chandra Devi primary school in Darkha Ward 6 have been completed, and the students have moved in! They are no longer studying under a roof with no walls. This school serves preschoolers through Grade 3.  Many of the students are members of the lowest caste.  The parents and community members pitched in as volunteers and dismantled the old school destroyed in the April 2015 earthquake.  They then worked as paid workers to construct two two-room buildings.  Long narrow buildings can twist during an earthquake, which is why the four rooms were broken into two separate buildings. Many women were able to participate in the ...

Remembrance Ceremony 4/25/2016

Colorado Nepal Alliance is joining with other Colorado-based nonprofits to remember the victims of the April 25, 2015 earthquake.  Join us at the Posner Center for International Development on Monday April 25th.  Doors open at 5pm.  A panel discussion takes place at 6pm discussing the challenges of post-earthquake reconstruction.  The Ceremony of Remembrance begins at 7:15 pm. Event is free and open to the public.  A recommended donation of $7 for Nepali appetizers from Sherpa House restaurant.  Tea and water are free, and there will be a cash bar. Please RSVP so we know how many will be attending: https://remembernepal.eventbrite.com ...

Kuri Schoolbuilding Completed!

Colorado Nepal Alliance is proud to announce that the first replacement school building in Kuri (Darkha VDC) has been completed, and school children and their teachers moved in to the building in late March, 2016! The building houses three of the smaller classes.  New tables and benches were supplied, as well as white boards for the teachers. Architect Ajay Magar of Landmark Architectural Design created a school building that uses local materials, but is additionally strengthened with reinforced concrete tie beams at the plinth, sill, and lintel levels.  Local builders were taught by the project overseer to build safer buildings with ...

Earthbag Building Workshops for Nepali Builders

Colorado Nepal Alliance sponsored ten local builders to attend two separate earthbag building training events in Kathmandu and Sindhupalchowk District in early October. The builders were all from the highly affected districts of Dhading and Nuwakot. Classroom training The first workshop was a seminar taught by Owen Geiger, the world’s foremost builder of earthbag buildings. CNA has long had an interest in this building technology, since it uses local soil and can be more cost effective than other building techniques. It's also proven to be an extremely safe building technique for some earthquake-prone areas. In Nepal, we know of ...

First Post-Quake Visit to Darkha, Nepal

Visit to Darkha and Kuri, September 21 - 24, 2015 Colorado Nepal Alliance (CNA) has returned from a site visit to Darkha, a village in the Dhading District of Nepal. They were accompanied by Ajay Magar, an architect with Nepal-based Landmark Architectural Design Studio, and Sailendra Shrestha, a local building contractor. The primary purpose of the visit was to assess the damage at the Shree Ganesh Kunda Higher Secondary School, a school in Darkha that CNA has committed to help rebuild. Secondary School Rebuilding The earthquakes in April and May of 2015 destroyed nearly all of the buildings on the school's campus. The lone exception was ...

On the Ground in Nepal: Rebuilding a Secondary School

Greetings to our supporters and friends! I am writing to you from Kathmandu, Nepal.  Cont...

Getting Supplies to Darkha, Nepal

HOW WE’RE GETTING SUPPLIES TO DARKHA, NEPAL, AND HOW YOU CAN HELP   Darkha is only 12.5 miles from the quake epicenter. Every building suffered significant damage, and many collapsed entirely. Families are sheltering in fields with minimal protection from the weather. The monsoon rains will arrive in early June. Colorado Nepal Alliance's in-country coordinator, Gopal Tamang, arrived safely in Kathmandu on Thursday. "The people are crying everywhere," reports Gopal. Sixty-eight deaths have been confirmed, although bodies are still being recovered. Many of the injured were carried by hand to Dhading Besi, a city that takes six to eight ...

Darkha Nepal Disaster Relief

%CODE_relief% The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday has literally hit too close to home. The classroom we've been building, the children for whom we bought school uniforms, the region in which we've been doing a medical capacity survey, and have distributed nearly 1,000 pairs of shoes and boots: It's only 18 miles from the quake epicenter. We have not been in direct contact with anyone living in Darkha. [Update 4/30: We made contact with our Nepal Projects Coordinator who was in Darkha when the quake hit.]  We've received information that most buildings have collapsed, there are many fatalities, and there has been no ...