Nepal

The very existence of the entire world is ensured with the amount of water available. Every organism, whether a tiny insect or a blue whale and even plants, need water. Nepal, the second richest country in the world in water resources is still thirsty and dry as we are struggling to make the proper use of these vast resources available. After the destructive 2015 earthquake, the situation became worse as dwindling water resources took place. There are many districts that were directly affected...
In a patriarchal society like Nepal where women’s destiny is to find the groom of her life, Sudha Silwal, 46 of Panchkal Munipality, Kavre had decided to remain unmarried to take care of the intellectually challenged children.She started the journey of compassion seventeen years ago who was then the sole person out of 16 principals to accept and initiate schooling for children with special needs in Kavre district.The schooling program, funded by the education ministry, was only for 5 years....
“During the month of monsoon, we were working with the breaker of the excavator at a rocky slope of Pangsang," shared Pradip Basnet, the excavator operator for road construction to Tipling. "From about fifteen to twenty meters up, the land started falling apart. We noticed the loose movement and drew back. Hadn’t we retreated in fifteen minutes, I, helper and the dozer would have been buried to death."Pradip has impressed everybody with extraordinary package of experience in road construction...
April 25th, 2018 marks the three-year anniversary of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which struck Nepal in 2015, leaving nearly 8,900 people dead and more than 22,000 people injured. More than 600, 000 homes were destroyed, and one million children were left unable to go to school. Less than three weeks later, Nepal suffered another quake of 7.3 magnitude.Jesuit Missions is a member of the Xavier Network which has been working with local partner, Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), since the...
“I quit schooling after 10th standard because we do not have colleges at our village and my family could not afford to send me to city for higher education”, says 18 years old Bijita Majhi, from Rakathum village of Ramechhap who had come to voice out for women’sright on 8th March during International Women’s Day Celebration conducted by Nepal Jesuit Social Institute.Sabina Majhi, another active participant of the program also had to quit her studies after 12th grade. She’d finished 10th grade...
The Nepal earthquakes of April 2015 killed nearly 9000 people and left many more without basic amenities.  Many of our supporters responded generously to an appeal by Jesuit Missions and funds were sent to the Nepalese Jesuits who were working directly with many of those affected.The Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has sent an update for its supporters on a new milestone in its reconstruction efforts, this time with the Danuwar community.  The Danuwar is one of 400 tribal groups...
The 5-km waterpipe for villagers in Nepal is being restored by NJSI
It has taken more than 18 months, but the people in Chapadi village of Rakathum VDC, Nepal, are finally on the point of getting their water supply restored.Since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI) has been actively involved in relief and rehabilitation work. Supported by Jesuit Missions around the world, including our own in Britain, it has concentrated its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses...
The foundation stone is laid for one of the hostels in Nepal.
Work has started on the construction of three hostels for children in the Nuwakot districts of Nepal. The work is being undertaken by the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), with support from the Xavier Network, which includes Jesuit Missions in the UK. The foundation stones were laid in three schools: Shree Chandeshwari Higher Secondary School (Tupche VDC), Shree Bageshwari Higher Secondary School (Bageshwari VDC), Bhairavi Higher Secondary School (Bidur Metropolitan).The Nepal earthquake in...
Fr J. Suman Baxla SJ has just returned from Tipling, a remote community in the Himalayan foothills, which was devastated by the earthquakes earlier this year in Nepal. The Jesuit residence in the village was destroyed, alongside most of the buildings. But the Jesuits have continued to organise relief efforts for its people. Here is his report.God must be crazy to have created a landscape such as Tipling. I wonder if even some of the Nepali nationals know that there is a settlement called...
The Summer 2015 edition of Jesuits and Friends takes us from the devastation faced by remote communities in Nepal to the serenity of the North Wales countryside; and from the celebrations surrounding the beatification of Archbishop Oscar Romero to the streets of South Africa, where post-apartheid democracy is still to be realised.From Kathmandu, Fr Jomon Jose SJ describes the events of 25 April when a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal. The Jesuits in the country immediately launched a...

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