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#RebuildOldSyaphru Project concludes successfully

The reconstruction of 21 residential houses completed in Old Syaphru Bensi. On December 5, 2016, the inauguration event took place in premises of the village where villagers, representatives from the project were present. The locals offered Khata ( Traditional Tibetan scarf) to Sunil Tamang (Project Lead), Lokendra Rai (Field Manager) and representatives of Old Syaphru Bensi Reconstruction and Management Committee. On this auspicious occasion villagers also thanked all the fundraising partners and donors from abroad who contributed to rebuild the houses in the village. Furthermore, speaking on inauguration program, Sunil Tamang highlighted importance of integrated effort by project team and locals to achieve fruitful result in the village. In addition, he mentioned, success of this residential reconstruction project in the village introduced “dawn from darkness, however sunshine is not yet prevailed”. He clarified to feel the comfort of sunshine in village, it is necessary to work together in other components like sustainable waste management, empowerment of locals for sustainable income generating activities, etc.

Similarly, Lokendra Rai, the field manager thanked villagers for their cooperation during the project duration for successful reconstruction. Few villagers who spoke on the event mentioned they are grateful to everyone involved in project and thanks all while look forward for support for future projects for sustainable development of Old Syaphru Bensi.

NOTE FROM SUNIL TAMANG, Project Lead

Personally I am very happy and proud to achieve the goal of #RebuildOldSyaphru Project. In this success, I want to appreciate my fundraising partners, particularly Wolfgang Bauer and 1 zu 1 Fur Nepal, Patrick Gansser and Hilfe Fuer Syabru and Kurt Micheal. In addition, I would like to extend my gratitude to Benjamin & Christina, Thomas Junker & Family from Germany, Ma Gy and Gabriel from Switzerland, Danielle Marchal from Belgium and other partners involved in the project. Moreover, I am personally in debt to my engineer friend Sujan Shakya and field manager Lokendra Rai for their endless effort to bring this project into great success. I should not miss to thank Andrew Haxby and Brenna K Murphy for their moral support and encouragement, villagers for their trust and cooperation. Importantly, I also want to extend appreciation to local leaders of all political parties for not disrupting the project. Last for not the least, many appreciation to my father and mother, who always encouraged to dedicate my effort to society and environment.

Its been amazing journey together. Lets cherish the success together.

Once again, thank you all.

Together we are stronger and better in this world.

………………..

Participation on inauguration program on Dec 5, 2016

Participation on inauguration program on Dec 5, 2016

Family enjoying space in newly rebuilt house in Old Syaphru Bensi

Family enjoying space in newly rebuilt house in Old Syaphru Bensi

The new house offers good toilet. :)

The new house offers good toilet. :)

Progress in interior of newly constructed house.

Progress in interior of newly constructed house.

Sunil Tamang, project lead speaking on inauguration program on Dec 5, 2016

Sunil Tamang, project lead speaking on inauguration program on Dec 5, 2016

Members of Old Syaphru Bensi Reconstruction and Management Committee and representatives of #RebuildOldSyaphru Project after being faciliatated by villagers on inauguration day.

Members of Old Syaphru Bensi Reconstruction and Management Committee and representatives of #RebuildOldSyaphru Project after being faciliatated by villagers on inauguration day.

Glimpse on interior of newly built house in Old Syaphru Bensi

Glimpse on interior of newly built house in Old Syaphru Bensi

 

Locals & Engineers from KIT, Germany together for building Waste Incineration in Old Syaphru Bensi

The team of five engineers from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany are currently working in collaboration with locals from Old Syaphru Bensi to build the waste incineration site in the village.  Mechanical engineer, Civil engineer and Industrial engineer involved in the project aims to utilize their respective expertise to enhance waste management of the village. The construction work started from October 09, 2016 and is expected to complete by November 02, 2016.The villagers are actively involved in the project helping the engineers in the construction site. The fund for the project is supported by local engineers group called Engineers without Borders (EWB) of KIT while locals have been delighted to provide food and accommodation for the engineers during their stay in Old Syaphru Bensi. I, Sunil Tamang as project lead for #RebuildOldSyaphru project like to thank team EWB from KIT for their outstanding effort to help the people of Old Syaphru Bensi and supporting the dream of making Old Syaphru Bensi a model village. Last two days, I got opportunity to involve in the project personally for making arrangement of necessary materials (metals, wire, cement, bricks, etc.) for the construction. I am truly inspired by dedication of Mira Wehr and Julia Hofmann who were given responsibility by team to arrange those materials from Kathmandu. Moreover, it provides me immense happiness to see local collaborating with team and sharing their hands in great work. I personally, believe construction and proper utilization of waste incineration in completion will enhance cleanliness of the village.

I wish entire team and locals for successful completion of the project in time.

General structure of Waste Incineration House. It consists of waste storage house and oven to burn the wastes.

General structure of Waste Incineration House. It consists of waste storage house and oven to burn the wastes.

 

Engineers without Border from KIT Team: From Top Left- Julia Hofmann, Mira Wehr, Leonie Braun, Jun Zhiang and Marcus Hamann Schroer.

Engineers without Border from KIT Team: From Top Left- Julia Hofmann, Mira Wehr, Leonie Braun, Jun Zhiang and Marcus Hamann Schroer.

Patrick Gansser and Lara Gansser visit Old Syaphru Bensi

One of our fund-raising partners; Patrick Gansser and his daughter Lara Gansser  from Germany recently travelled to Nepal  for two weeks starting from August 5, 2016. Father and daughter visited Old Syaphru Bensi to see the progress of rebuilding work and extend their helping hands to locals in rebuilding their homes. “During our visit, we saw all most all houses got roofed, toilets are under construction”; said Patrick Gansser. Further he added; ” I am happy to see the project made decision to help construct three toilets for Budhist monastery in Old Syaphru Bensi”. Patrick and Lara in collaboration with with project team and local committee members distributed ply wood to all families in Old Syaphru Bensi to support rebuilding of the houses.

The pictorial guide to recent progress on #RebuildOldSyaphru project is displayed below:

Patrick Gansser (second from right) and Lara Gansser (second from left) with #RebuildOldSyaphru project team in Old Syaphru Bensi, Nepal

Patrick Gansser (second from right) and Lara Gansser (second from left) with #RebuildOldSyaphru project team in Old Syaphru Bensi, Nepal

Patrick and Lara helping in distribution of ply wood to locals.

Patrick and Lara helping in distribution of ply wood to locals.

Lara managed to distribute some clothes to locals. :)

Lara managed to distribute some clothes to locals. :)

Local carrying ply wood to Old Syaphru Bensi

Local carrying ply wood to Old Syaphru Bensi

Two houses combinely constructed for Phurpu Tsering Tamang and his brother Dawa Sangbo Tamang. These are 12th and 13th houses to be rebuilt in Old Syaphru Bensi.

Two houses combinely constructed for Phurpu Tsering Tamang and his brother Dawa Sangbo Tamang. These are 12th and 13th houses to be rebuilt in Old Syaphru Bensi.

The house of Nima Tamang (MayMay) and his family. Its 14th house to get roof.

The house of Nima Tamang (MayMay) and his family. Its 14th house to get roof.

The house of Pasang Bhuti Tamang and family. Its 15th house to get roof.

The house of Pasang Bhuti Tamang and family. Its 15th house to get roof.

 

Still more houses are under construction and gearing up to get the roof

khamsung

The house of Khamsung Tamang under construction.

After decision of #RebuildOldSyaphru project team to extend help construct toilets for local families, the team have supplied the material required and toilets are under construction.

Toilet..

Toilet..

one more toilet..

one more toilet..

More toilets are under construction...

More toilets are under construction…

Thank you so much to all the fundraising partners and people contributing to projects through support, prayers, suggestions and knowledge. That goes for everybody, wherever we live.

Signing off now. Untill next update, stay connected.

Together, Forever

Namaste :)

#RebuildOldSyaphru makes decision to help reconstruction of toilets for newly built houses in Old Syaphru Bensi

Along the smooth progress on the reconstruction of the houses in Old Syaphru, the team of #RebuildOldSyaphru project now decides to help the people of Old Syaphru Bensi with material required to construct the toilet. With this decision, each house rebuilt under the #RebuildOldSyaphru project is confirmed to get the individual toilet. We believe the construction of the toilet for each house will enhance cleanliness and hygiene in community of Old Syaphru Bensi.

Sketch of toilet as drawn by Er. Sujan Shakya for Old Syaphru Bensi

Sketch of toilet as drawn by Er. Sujan Shakya for Old Syaphru Bensi

Signing off for now. More update will flow as the toilet construction progress.

Stay connected for more updates.

Namaste

Total 11 houses get roofing in Old Syaphru Bensi fighting against monsoon curse

In addition to previous progress on reconstruction work in Old Syaphru Bensi, 3 more houses get the roofing. Thus, in total 11 houses get the roof in the project site. We believe, the pictorial report on progress of the #RebuildOldSyaphru project would definitely communicate more easily with you all.
Once again, we would like to thank all individuals who have contributed to reconstruction project from different parts of the world. Your contribution will be forever remembered.

House of Phurpu Sangbo Tamang and family. Its 9th house to get the roof.

House of Phurpu Sangbo Tamang and family. Its 9th house to get the roof.

House of Dorche Tamang and family. Its 10th house to get roof.

House of Dorche Tamang and family. Its 10th house to get roof.

House of Phurpu Dorje Tamang and family. Its 11th house to get the roof.

House of Phurpu Dorje Tamang and family. Its 11th house to get the roof.

Old Syaphru Bensi during monsoon.

Old Syaphru Bensi during monsoon.

Challenge of transportation during monsoon

Challenge of transportation during monsoon

Jeep struggle to move ahead in muddy road resulted from heavy rainfall.

Jeep struggle to move ahead in muddy road resulted from heavy rainfall.

Random landslide blocks access to Old Syaphru Bensi and deprives transportation to reconstruction materials.

Random landslide blocks access to Old Syaphru Bensi and deprives transportation of reconstruction materials.

Waiting for landslide debris to be cleaned up and reach destination

Waiting for landslide debris to be cleaned up and reach destination

RECENT UPDATE ON ROAD CONDITION

The road to Syaphru Bensi is temporarily opened and we look forward to transport more reconstruction materials on August 7, 2016.

Christian Wasenegger and his girlfriend visit Old Syaphru Bensi. Christian volunteered in March to clean debris in Old Syaphru Bensi and helped to collect fund for the project.

Christian Wasenegger and his girlfriend visit Old Syaphru Bensi on 31 July 2016. Christian volunteered in March to clean debris in Old Syaphru Bensi along with team led by fundraising partner Wolfgang Bauer.

Christian and his girlfriend being welcomed in the village offering Khata (Buddhist religious scarf)

Christian and his girlfriend being welcomed in the village offering Khata (Buddhist religious scarf)

Thank you for your time to go through the updates on the project.

Namaste

Additional 7 houses get roofing & 1 house gets repaired (Pictorial Guide to Progress of Project)

The #RebuildOldSyaphru team is proud and happy to announce 7 additional houses got roofing to their houses and one house got repaired. The following the pictures shows the progress of the rebuilding project in Old Syaphru Bensi, Rasuwa. Please make sure you allocate time to go through all photos to check good work going on in Nepal as response to long term earthquake relief work. The team is dedicated to continue and complete the project to rebuild Old Syaphru Bensi regardless of harsh monsoon time and unstable and poor political situation in Nepal.

House of Kami Gyalbo Tamang and family

1. House of Kami Gyalbo Tamang and family

House of Sampa Dindup Tamang and family

2. House of Sampa Dindup Tamang and family

House of Lhakpa Gyalbo Tamang and family

3. House of Lhakpa Gyalbo Tamang and family

House of Om Tsering Tamang and family

4. House of Om Tsering Tamang and family

5.Rikchen Tamang and family

5.House of Rikchen Tamang and family

Roofing work in progress for house of Keshang Nurbu and family (Left) and repaired house of Raju Lama and family (Right)

6.Roofing work in progress for house of Keshang Nurbu Tamang and family (Left) and repaired house of Raju Lama and family (Right)

House of Lama Nima Tamang and family

7.House of Lama Nima Tamang and family

 

Furnishing of roofed houses and reconstruction of remaining houses continues ..

Houses of Phurpu Tsering Tamang and Dawa Sangbo Tamang

Houses of Phurpu Tsering Tamang and Dawa Sangbo Tamang under construction

House of Dorche Tamang under construction

House of Dorche Tamang under construction

 

However,

Its monsoon time in Nepal. Rain slows down the construction work.

Its monsoon time in Nepal. Rain slows down the construction work.

Seepage on heavy rainfall into cracks of earth resulted from earthquake last years brings landslides in meandering road in mountainous terrain.

Seepage of heavy rainfall into cracks of earth resulted from earthquake last year brings landslides in meandering road in mountainous terrain.

Muddy road disrupts or slow down transportation of necessary materials for reconstruction of houses.

Muddy road disrupts or slow down transportation of necessary materials for reconstruction of houses.

Rise in river level by monsoon rain challenges to meet demand of sand for construction of houses.

Rise in river level by monsoon rain challenges to meet demand of sand for construction of houses.

 

Yet, the reconstruction work continues paving own way …

Thank you so much to all the fundraising partners and people contributing to projects through support, prayers, suggestions and knowledge. That goes for everybody, wherever we live.

Signing off now. Untill next update, stay connected.

Together, Forever

 

18 houses in progress & 1 house gets roofing

We the #RebuildOldSyaphru project team is very proud and happy to announce 18 houses out of 25 are under construction progress in less than 50 days time since we started actual reconstruction work. Moreover, one house gets roofing. It will take 2-3 more weeks to complete the first house. Scroll for more photos updates.

Thank you. Stay Connected.

Roofing work in progress..

Roofing work in progress..

Corrugated Galvanized Iron (CGI) sheet used for roof

Corrugated Galvanized Iron (CGI) sheet used for roof

First house with roof..

First house with roof..

Villagers gather to see first house constructed by #RebuildOldSyaphru Project

Villagers gather to see first house constructed by #RebuildOldSyaphru Project

Workers occupied with work ..

Workers occupied with work ..

More houses under construction in Old Syaphru Bensi

More houses under construction in Old Syaphru Bensi

More work on progress

More work on progress

House gets window and door..

House gets window and door..

Old Syaphru Bensi Starts Rebuilding Houses

After long wait, the rebuilding work in Old Syaphru Bensi started on April 29, 2016. The actual reconstruction took place after inaugural puja by local Lama. On this very starting day, four houses started rebuilding work in presence and consultation with government certified private civil engineer of the project.

Local Lama performing ritual (puja) before construction begins...

Local Lama performing ritual (puja) before construction begins…

Lama reading Tibetan scripture of prayers during ritual..

Lama reading Tibetan scripture of prayers during ritual..

Digging land plot for house base construction..

Digging land plot for house base construction..

Cutting metal bars for the house..

Cutting metal bars for the house..

Distributing cements for house base construction..

Distributing cements for house base construction..

Base Construction on progress..

Base Construction on progress..

At the end, we would like to thank all our fund raising partners , association and individual contributors associated with #RebuildOldSyaphru project.

We will update progress again, stay connected.

Thank you. :)

Project #RebuildOldSyaphru features in German newspaper

The project which accounts rebuilding of 22 houses from old Syaphru Bensi of Rasuwa district in Nepal has been featured in local newspaper named “DasGelbeBlatt” in Penzberg, Germany. The houses very partially or completely destroyed by devastating earthquake on April 25, 2015. Thank you DasGelbeBlatt for recognizing the effort to rebuild the old Syaphru Bensi.

27.02 newspaper

Previously, the earthquake relief initiative by our fund-raising partner Benjamin Fürst and his friends was also featured by the newspaper on February 13, 2016.

13.02photo news

Rasuwa Relief Supports Rebuild Old Syaphru

Rasuwa Relief, a humanitarian volunteer initiative committed to support #RebuildOldSyaphru project by providing technical assistance to design earthquake resilient houses to be built in Old Syaphru Bensi, Rasuwa.

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