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Nepal Ambassador acknowledges Australian contribution

The Nepalese Ambassador Her Excellency Ms Lucky Sherpa earlier in the month thanked the
good work of people around Australia for their significant contribution to Nepal through the
Canberra based REACH for Nepal foundation. The foundation was established in 2015 after
the devastating earthquakes in April that year where 9000 people lost their lives and left
many others destitute.

With over 300 people attending a gala fundraising function at the Albert Hall, Ms Sherpa
expressed her country’s appreciation not only for the assistance provided to the earthquake
victims through the charity, but also for the ongoing commitment to help those in need.
‘There is still much aid required to assist not only those affected by the 2015 earthquakes
but also those who are underprivileged and not exposed to education and sanitation
facilities’, Ms Sherpa stated. ‘What I like about the REACH for Nepal foundation, is that all
funds and goods donated go to the people in Nepal, with all assistance provided by
Australians being done through volunteers’.

There were a number of presentations during the evening from prominent Canberra
institutions including the University of Canberra, the Canberra Grammar School the Rotary
Club in Hall outlining their contributions to date and plans for the future.

‘It’s great to see the enthusiasm and initiative from these amazing groups here in Canberra’,
Mr Lachhu Thapa, Co-founder and Director of the foundation said. ‘We merely facilitate the connections of people here in Canberra to my network in Nepal, providing people the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the areas they feel passionate about’.
‘The foundation provides an opportunity for everyday people to assist those less fortunate,
through a variety of ways including very practical assistance by contributing to building
projects, through to improving education facilities and teaching resources, improving the
health of children and broader groups.’

If you would like to know more please contact REACH for Nepal through reachfornepal.org
or email info@reachfornepal.org

Nepal Ambassador acknowledges REACH for Nepal Foundation contribution in Nepal

The Nepalese Ambassador Her Excellency Ms Lucky Sherpa in September 2018 thanked the
good work of people around Australia for their significant contribution to Nepal through the
Canberra based REACH for Nepal foundation. The foundation was established in 2015 after
the devastating earthquakes in April that year where 9000 people lost their lives and left
many others destitute.

With over 300 people attending a gala fundraising function at the Albert Hall, Ms Sherpa
expressed her country’s appreciation not only for the assistance provided to the earthquake
victims through the charity, but also for the ongoing commitment to help those in need.
‘There is still much aid required to assist not only those affected by the 2015 earthquakes
but also those who are underprivileged and not exposed to education and sanitation
facilities’, Ms Sherpa stated. ‘What I like about the REACH for Nepal foundation, is that all
funds and goods donated go to the people in Nepal, with all assistance provided by
Australians being done through volunteers’.

There were a number of presentations during the evening from prominent Canberra
institutions including the University of Canberra, the Canberra Grammar School the Rotary
Club in Hall outlining their contributions to date and plans for the future.
‘It’s great to see the enthusiasm and initiative from these amazing groups here in Canberra’,
Mr Lachhu Thapa, Co-founder and Director of the foundation said. ‘We merely facilitate the connections of people here in Canberra to my network in Nepal, providing people the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the areas they feel passionate about’.

‘The foundation provides an opportunity for everyday people to assist those less fortunate,
through a variety of ways including very practical assistance by contributing to building
projects, through to improving education facilities and teaching resources, improving the
health of children and broader groups.’

If you would like to know more please contact REACH for Nepal through reachfornepal.org
or email info@reachfornepal.org

Aid increase in Nepal through Canberra based foundation

Canberra, Australia 5 November 2017 – Over the last month, the two founding directors of the Canberra based REACH for Nepal foundation organised separate groups to participate in construction activity at two schools in western Nepal.

The REACH for Nepal foundation has engaged local as well as national and international support to provide relief to the Nepalese people in rural and remote parts of the country since 2015, after the devastating earthquakes that took over 8,000 lives and left many more destitute.

‘We have six projects scheduled for the coming twelve months and over the last month two groups of people from Canberra participated in the construction of an additional room and a solid fence around separate schools’, Mr Thapa, a co-founder and director of the foundation announced.

‘Since the earthquake in 2015, we have taken a number of groups to Nepal to participate in construction and other activity at schools in remote parts of the country’, Mr Lou Nulley, the other co-founder and director of the foundation added. ‘The objectives of the foundation are reflected in the acronym REACH – Rebuild, Educate, Assist, the Children/Communities (giving) Hope for Nepal. On each trip, we invariably contribute to each of these objectives. We assist in the rebuilding of schools, we educate through the provision of text books and advice on topics like hygiene (hygiene is a major cause of disease in the country), we also assist by stimulating the local economy through the employment of local skilled and unskilled labourers, which results in helping the children and communities and gives hope for the villagers’, Mr Nulley advised.

‘We are grateful to the Canberra community in supporting the foundation through fund raising activity and providing direct hands on support in Nepal’, Mr Thapa added. ‘The aid the foundation is able to provide in Nepal is growing very quickly with nearly $20,000 raised at a recent fund raising event, and Canberra schools and universities expressing interest in participating in future community and school projects in Nepal’.

Interviews with REACH for Nepal Foundation co-founders Lachhu Thapa and Lou Nulley are available on request.

Media contact
Lachhu Thapa
REACH for Nepal co-founder and director
0422 657 897
Email info@reachfornepal.org