Celebration on Nov. 10, 2017

Join CNA on Friday Nov. 10th as we celebrate our progress since the April 2015 earthquake. Come enjoy Nepali food, libations, stories, and an amazing silent auction. 6:30 - 9 pm Fleming Mansion 1510 S Grant St, Denver, CO 80210

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Support Rural Nepal with Amazon Smile (For Free!)

Did you know you can support our work in rural Nepal when you shop on Amazon, and it won't cost you a penny more? When you select the Colorado Nepal Alliance as your preferred charity on Amazon Smile (smile.amazon.com), they will donate 0.5% of your purchase to support our programming in rural Nepal. It takes less than a minute to set up, and won't cost you a thing. Amazon Smile in Two Easy Steps: Step 1. Select Colorado Nepal Alliance as your preferred charity: Just click the banner below to tell Amazon that we're your preferred charity. (You might need to sign-in to ...

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Kuri Project Details with Jeremi Poulin

After nine weeks in Nepal, Colorado Nepal Alliance Director Anne Hines is back home in Denver, but our organization's work in Nepal continues to gain momentum. While Anne is focused on fundraising during the holiday season, the day to day details of our newly-announced Kuri School Rebuilding Project are in the able hands of CNA volunteer Jeremi Poulin. Among other things, Jeremi has experience with construction projects in India, and has traveled extensively in Nepal both independently and as the leader of trekking tours. We are so grateful to have Jeremi as a member of ...

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School Rebuilding Partnership in Kuri, Nepal

The Colorado Nepal Alliance (CNA) has established a rebuilding partnership with the Lower Secondary School in Kuri, Darkha VDC. The school teaches grades 1-8, as well as a combined pre-K and kindergarten “playgroup.” This is the second time we have built a school with the people of Kuri, and we're thrilled to work with them again! Our first building project in Kuri was partially completed during the winter of 2014/2015 and was waiting for concrete to be poured in the spring. That classroom was badly damaged in the April 2015 earthquake, along with nine others. ...

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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 ...

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First Post-Quake Visit to Darkha, Nepal

Nepali Engineers on our visit to Darkha
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 destr...

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