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Progress Update, September 2015

Date September 13, 2015

Unlike the immediacy of the devastation after April’s earthquake, progress towards recovery in Nepal is gradual. Dadagaun village has formed a Rebuilding Committee comprised of four village representatives, including School Principal, Dhorje Tamang, plus Steve Webster from Shivapuri Cottage and Lilu KC, employed as a Liaison Officer for Go Philanthropic in Kathmandu. Lilu takes minutes [...]

Earthquake Relief Fund

Date April 30, 2015

Please consider supporting The Dadagaun Village Project earthquake relief fund to rebuild village homes. Every dollar received will be transferred directly to our bank account in Nepal to distribute to those most in need. SMALL AMOUNTS COLLECTIVELY BECOME LARGE AMOUNTS

Progress Report – Fundarising, Brick machines and other things

Date July 11, 2015

Congratulations DVP supporters. We have raised an amazing $AU 21,400 to contribute to rebuilding in Dadagaun village…way beyond our initial expectations! Our local fundraising has been bolstered by $AU 8,300 from the USA, the most recent event organised by Upslope Brewing Co and Global Works, raising over $AU 5,200. Awesome, you folks! Our colleagues in [...]

Dadagaun Village needs our help…

Date July 11, 2015

In the wake of Nepal’s devastating earthquake the small pretty village of Dadagaun has suffered substantial damage. The orphanage and many village homes, including the headmaster’s, have cracked and crumbled walls, holes in roofs, damage which has left them completely unsafe to live in. In the words of the orphanage manager: “Our bulding is very [...]

No Trivial Matter

Date May 31, 2015

Fundraising at St Joseph’s Nudgee College on Friday night 29th May, 2015 gathered almost $8,000 (AUD) for rebuilding in Dadagaun Village. Can you believe that? 110 supporters raised $3,300 in table sales for Trivia, $2,200 in donations and the rest in “bucket money”, auctions and raffles. It was a super night with laughter and camaraderie [...]

A Dollar a Brick

Date June 2, 2015

Would you like a money collection tin? We are looking into purchasing mechanical brick making machines from China that the villagers can operate themselves. They use mud from the old broken bricks plus a portion of cement for extra strength. There are many concerns that temporary rebuilding measures will become permanent sub-standard housing. Like the [...]

Sharpen up your wits for Nudgee College Trivia Night

Date May 13, 2015

St Joseph’s College, Nudgee has kindly offered to host a Trivia night on Friday 29th May to fundraise for rebuilding in Dadagaun Village. Tables of 8 – 10, $300 per table with games, competitions, raffles and auctions – it’s guaranteed to be a night of friendship and fun. To book a table simply use the [...]

Fundraising idea – Entertainment books

Date May 8, 2015

What a great idea. Thanks Janine for putting this together. Don’t just buy one… these books make wonderful gifts too! All Australian and New Zealand supporters…I am selling Entertainment Books as a fund raiser for the Dadagaun Village Project. Books cost between $55 and $65 depending on desired region and are packed with discount vouchers [...]

Fundraiser in Colorado

Date May 8, 2015

Nepal Earthquake Fundraiser Tuesday, May 12 at 6:00pm in MDT 3635 Buckeye Ct. Boulder, CO 80304 Proceeds to Dadagaun Village Project. See Facebook page for more info.

New Year in Nepal

Date April 29, 2015

April heralds the arrival of the New Year in Nepal. It’s 2072 this year. A strange concept for us to come to grips with – especially when we visit and consider we are stepping into the future (the last time I had a birthday in Nepal I turned 114!). The village looks more like a [...]