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"Earthquake Relief Initiative"

Happy Birthday Raj!!

Jan 8th, 2016: Raj turns 15!! As promised we showed up at Raj’s school in Bhaktapur to celebrate his 15th birthday with his classmates. When we reached there at 12: 30 pm, he had just finished his last final exams, Math J. So, today he also gradates from grade 3 to grade 4 J. Raj ...

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Christmas: Raj Shilpakar, Bhaktapur

Dec 26, 2015: Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur Christmas Surprise!! If you all remember, ever since the earthquake on April 25th, 2015, we have been sponsoring and taking care of Raj Shilpakar, a 13 year old boy with Muscular dystrophy. On December 26, 2015, I went to visit Raj in Bhaktapur to check on his progress and ...

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Progress on Raj Shilpakar, Bhaktapur

Dalai-La Relief Team: July 7 & 11, 2015: Progress on Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur On July 7th, Raj visited Tenzing David at KINESIOLOGY, Thamel for his physiotherapy session. Tenzing spent over 2 hours examining and exercising with Raj and also teaching Raj’s parents how to do it at home. Raj has another physiotherapy again with Tenzing ...

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Follow up on Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur

Dalai-La Relief Team: July 4, 2015: Follow up on Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur We visited Raj on Saturday, 4th of July to follow up on him and see how he was doing. He seems to be happier and better every time we visit him. He enjoys going to school everyday and mingling with the other kids. ...

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Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur Update

Dalai-La Relief Team: June 21, 2015: Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur Update It had been over 6 years since Raj last attended his school, read a book or wrote anything at all. Now it’s been over 2 weeks that Raj has started to attend “Glitter Future English Secondary School” at Barahisthan-14, Bhaktapur. He is currently enrolled in ...

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Patale, Harkapur, & Rampur, Okhaldhunga

Dalai-La Relief Team: June 6 – June 9, 2015: Okhaldhunga Our team volunteered to assist Khusi Hona’s 4 day relief work at three different villages (Patale, Harkapur, & Rampur) in Okhaldhunga, which is 215 KM (14 hours drive) from Kathmandu. At Rampur village they visited a school and distributed stationary supplies to 70 students. At ...

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14 yr Raj Silpakar, Medical Checkup

Dalai-La Relief Team: June 4 & 5, 2015: Bhaktapur (14 Year Raj Silpakar) On June 4, Neurologist Dr. Pankaj Jalan at Norvic Hospital did a pro bono diagnosis for Raj and said that he has muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy is a group of diseases that cause progressive weakness and loss of muscle mass. In muscular ...

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14 yr Raj Silpakar, Bhaktapur

Dalai-La Relief Team: June 3, 2015: Bhaktapur (14 yr Raj Silpakar) Our team along with Khusi Hona visited Bhaktapur again today as promised to follow up on Raj Silpakar, the disabled boy who we are trying to help recover. It was heartwarming to see him smile and to know that he has been moving around ...

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Thalli, Gokarna, Day Care School for Children

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 29, 2015: Thalli, Gokarna, Day Care School for Children Our team visited a day care school for children at Thalli, Gokarna. The temporary school initiated by Kesang along with a few local women volunteers, takes care of new born babies to 15 year old children. The temporary school is set up ...

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Langtang Village people at Yellow Monastery

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 28, 2015: Langtang Village people at Yellow Monastery Our team visited Yellow Gumba at Thulo Barang, Icchanghu to provide supplies for the people of Langtang Village. On May 27, we had a chat with Mr. Thinley Lama from Langtang to understand the damage to his village and what the people needed. ...

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Talamarang-7, Sindhupalchok

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 24 & 25, 2015 Talamarang-7, Sindhupalchok Our team visited Talamarang-7, Sindhupalchok, which is 85 KM from Kathmandu to provide relief supplies. Our target was to help 48 houses with 240 people. Although they were obstructed by a few landslides along the way, they managed to reach their destination and distribute the ...

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Chhoprak Village -3, Gorkha

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 21 & 22, 2015: Chhoprak Village -3, Gorkha Our team visited Chhaprang Village -3, Gorkha, which is 200 KM from Kathmandu with 45 KM of off road to provide relief supplies. This too turned out to be an over night trip. Our target was to help 36 houses with 150 people. ...

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14 years old Raj Shilpakar, Baraisthan, Degamana-14, Bhaktapur

Dalai-La Relief Team & Khusi Hona: May 22, 2015: 14 years old Raj Shilpakar, Baraisthan, Degamana-14, Bhaktapur During our last visit to Bhaktapur on Thursday for the opening of Khusi Hona Pathshala (school), we met 14 years old, Raj Shilprakar, who lives at Barahisthan, Degamana-14, Bhaktapur. Raj is a disabled child, who seems to have a neurological ...

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Inspiring Donors- Isis and her friend Pien

Inspiring Donors- Isis and her friend Pien Dalai-La Relief Fund: May 21, 2015: An inspiring Donor (9 year old Isis and her friend Pien): Khusi Hona Community School for children at Bhaktapur. Dalai-La Relief Fund has received quite a few donations from various donors, however, I had to share and disclose this one particular donor ...

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Bolde Phepiche Timal Village-8, Kavre

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 18, 2015: Bolde Phepiche Timal Village-8, Kavre District Our team visited Bolde Phepiche Timal Village -8, Kavre District, 75 KM drive from Kathmandu, with 32 KM of off road. Village of Pasang Lama & Suren Lama, kitchen department at Dalai-La. Their village had 90 houses with around 450 people. No casualties ...

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Katakuti Village-6, Dolakha

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 15 & 16, 2015: Katakuti Village-6, Dolakha District Our team visited Katakuti Village–6, Dolakha district, 135 KM drive from Kathmandu. The trip turned to be an overnight event due to the off road conditions. Our target was to supply to 40 houses with about 200 people, but around 100 houses with ...

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Bhaktapur (Suryabinayak & Kamalbinayak)

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 16, 2015: Bhaktapur (Suryabinayak & Kamalbinayak) We teamed up with Khusi Hona & Hope for Nepal Foundation to provide relief supplies to Suryabinayak & Kamalbinayak in Bhaktapur. We supplied mostly hygiene and sanitary items along with blankets. In spite of the rain we managed to distribute the relief supplies. Matthew’s idea ...

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Bosi Gaun-Satungal & Balaju-Banasthali

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 10, 2015: Bosi Gaun-Satungal & Balaju-Banasthali . House Keeping Team The team visited Bosi Gaun-Satungal & Balaju-Banasthali, our house keeping department team village, both within the Kathmandu Valley area. Most of the houses were destroyed as can be seen in the picture. Our supply was limited to food, clothes and blankets. ...

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Dudugaun-7, Kavre

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 8, 2015: Dudugaun-7, Kavre. 6 hours drive from KTM. Village of Anish Lama (Cook) Total 85 households, 250 people. Our team of 12 volunteers left Dalai-La at approximately 11 am on May 8th, 2015 for Dudugaun-7, Kavre. Our relief supplies included tarps, blankets, jackets, medicine, and food supplies for 85 households ...

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Archanataar-8, Dhading

Dalai-La Relief Team: May 4 & 5, 2015: Archanataar-8, Dhaading. 5 hours drive from main Dhaading Bazaar. Village of Shankar Adhikari (F&B Captain): Total 35 households with 7 average members in the house. Our team of 17 volunteers left Dalai-La at approximately 9:30 am on May 4th, 2015 for Archanataar-8, Dhaading. We were out to ...

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