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"Namaste" Welcome to Nepal Sunrise

Nepal Sunrise supporting the people of Kharikhola Village, Solukhumbu in the Everest region of Nepal.

Nepal Sunrise is a project of the Rotary Club of Port Macquarie Sunrise in New South Wales, Australia.

We have been involved in numerous projects in Nepal since 2001. These have included Woman's Literacy Programs, high school scholarships, teacher training and support, as well as donations of reading glasses.

But our biggest project has been the development of the Mera Primary School in the village of Kharakhola in Solukhumbu which is the Everest region of Nepal

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The people of Kharikhola need your help

Help us to assist with rebuilding vital infrastructure in Kharikhola Village following the tragic series of earthquakes that have affected Nepal.

The Mera School has unfortunately sustained serious damage. One of the school walls, which was badly cracked in the first earthquake, has fallen down following the second earthquake. A wall in the school kitchen has also collapsed which has made the kitchen unusable.

Our top priority is to repair the School so that it can serve both as a community centre where the 150 families whose houses were damaged in the first earthquake can stay whilst their houses are repaired, and secondly to continue the children's education and provide them with hot meals.

As of August 2015 have raised just over $22,000.00 towards rebuilding basic infrastructure in Kharikhola – particularly sections of the school, kitchen and community centre which were significantly damaged.  $18,000.00 has already been sent and the rest will be sent within the next few weeks. Thank you all for your very generous donations.

All donations are tax deductible and all the donations will be sent through the Rotary Club of Patan South in Kathmandu - our long time partner in Nepal. PLEASE DONATE NOW >>DONATE NOW

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Increase the living standard of the community, particularly in the areas of health, hygiene & education.

A Rotary Foundation Global Grant – totalling $US73,000 has greatly enhanced the ongoing health, hygiene & sanitation project in Kharikhola Village.   The Bio-gas digester was installed at the school in December 2006, along with new toilets and solar hot water showers, with another community installation in the village centre.

Part of the Global Grant expenditure is to also provide a series of health camps at the school.  Initially this will determine a baseline measure of the children’s health and secondly to treat general health concerns of the community.  The first Health Camp was carried out in April 2017 with 452 people of the village attending.  Further health camps will be undertaken in 2018, 2019 &B 2020.

The final health camp results will determine, hopefully confirm, the overall success of projects undertaken in Kharikhola, for both the children and the community as a whole.  An ongoing component of all health camps will be ongoing health & hygiene education for all stakeholders.

With support from an NGO in Denmark – Haatmahaat (meaning ‘Hand in Hand’), Rotarian doctors from the Rotary Club of Patan South and doctors and dentists from Dhulikhel Hospital this first health camp was a great success.  It is exciting to see the Rotary motto “service above Self” come alive.

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