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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...
“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...
“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...
Children and parents with their new water filters in Nepal
Staff of the Nepal Jesuit Social Institute (NJSI), which is supported by Jesuit Missions, have organised training on hygiene and sanitation and have distributed water filters to the parents of children with special needs in Sindupalchowk district in Nepal.Sindhupalchok was one of the worst-affected districts when a devastating earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015. While the initial epicentre of the earthquake was in Gorkha district, the highest magnitude aftershock (6.7) took place in...
The secondary school in Dolakha District is handed over at the morning assembly. Credit: NJSI
The generosity of Jesuit Missions’ supporters has enabled secondary school children in a remote mountain village in Nepal to resume their education in safe, secure facilities, less than two years after their buildings were wiped out by devastating earthquakes.Shree Haleshwor Higher Secondary School was one of seven schools destroyed or severely damaged in Dolakha District when the earthquakes struck in April and May 2015. Jesuit Missions in Britain responded immediately by committing...
NJSI hand over the school at Pancakanya, September 2016. Credit: NJSI
Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that 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 is now concentrating its efforts on supporting the building and rebuilding of schools, hostels, houses and women’s shelters in several districts in the country.Landslides have hampered the construction of the Shree Haleshwar Higher Secondary...