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 firstname.lastname@example.org