In the wake of Saturdays devastating earthquake, we are doing everything in our power to assists our friends and family in Nepal. We have already sent an emergency fund directly to the Siddhi Memorial hospital for the immediate purchasing of supplies, however this is only a very temporary band-aid on what is going to be a long road to recovery. In the wake of a disaster such as this, their needs will only escalate and we plan to continue supporting them throughout the recovery process.
Due to the critical shortage of supplies in Nepal, we will be sending a large shipment of emergency medical supplies as soon as possible, and we are seeking donations of any basic emergency medical supplies and equipment. Supplies will be used at the hospital until conditions stabilize, and once they are able to spare enough staff we will be getting a team mobilized to get medical aid to remote villages outside of Kathmandu.
In 2010 after a year of fundraising and hard work, Uphill Both Ways Education and Relief Fund returned to the Buddheshowri region of Nepal for our first official work done as a non profit organization. With the funds raised in Canada and the hard work done by the local community the opening of our very first school proved to be a success.
In 2013 we are continuing to fund the Janalahar Primary School. Together with Rotary we have provided another years salaries and teaching materials. We are continuing with our fundraising efforts and are doing the ground work for the funding of a micro hydro-electric project in the Ghandruk district . This project will help to build an economic base for the local community. We are hopping that this will lead to continued Uphill support in the areas of education and health care advancement.
In 2008 Kristina Pritchard spent a week in the Buddheshowri region of nepal. Thanks to the wonderful support of family, friends and the Castle Mountain community she was able to deliver educational supplies to four different schools in the area.
Due to incredidle support, 2012 proved to be the most successful year to date. With the help from the community members of Lisangu, we were able to build a 5 classroom school and were pleased to be able to open the doors to Jalalahar primary school.