May 26, 2015 – Banti Bhandar and Khumbu Kasthali , Ramechap Project

Ramechap, Banti Bhandar and Khum Khasthali Project
3 VDCs, 18 Wards
Belcha (Shovel) 162 Units
Gal 81 Units
Pick 81 Units
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The list of items mentioned above were sent to Ramechap District, one of the earthquake affected districts of Nepal. Almost all the homes are in a condition where they have to be dismantled. The items will be handled over to 3 VDCs each consisting of 9 Wards. Each Ward will take responsibility of the items and ensure that they are properly utilized to aid in the dismantling process. And also be reused in rebuilding shelters. Relief material has already reached these areas through the same team we have worked in co-ordination with.
JNYG assisted the team lead Mr. Ang Tashi Sherpa by procuring goods and handed over to one of our team mates.

Update 16th May 2015

At Bisdeutar (Region) they are not going to wait for anyone. They will move on. We will transfer resources, technology and council. The local school is damaged and needs repair. 2 local teacher have been located. Some skin disease has broken out. The Farmers are worried about the next harvest. With all this knowledge we will make a action plan. Medical assistance being urgent.Your help will reach this community of backward but resourceful people. They are traditionally all fishermen and farmers. Compared to some other communities we had assisted we chose this because of the receptiveness of the people towards our help.

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Update May 08 – Golche, Sindupalchowk

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In the disaster zone:

On May 08, 2015 Friday, thirteen days after the devastating earthquake hit the country, our voluntary team headed to Golche village of Sindupalchowk to deliver relief materials. It was our eight location and it was one of the farthest one our group “Jai Nepal Youth Group” had undertaken so far. Our six members were on a Tata Sumo, along with two trucks full of 200 tents, 200 rice bags, cooking oil and medicines.

After crossing the bridge at Balefi, we turned left to head towards our destination. As soon as we hit the off-road, our eyes were stunned by the scale of destruction. It was similar to a war scene from the movies and documentaries. We felt like we were passing through a jungle of dust and rubble. We felt the houses (what was left of them) on the both side of the road crouched helplessly after getting razed by cannon balls. For the next 25 kilometers, the scene remained the same.

A few communities near from the highway had received tents and food but for the others far from the main street had been waiting for relief for days. Even though the people had already salvaged and arranged wood planks, stones, bricks and possessions on the road side, they did not have tents, enough food and medicine.

On our way, we met a team of Nepal Army (they were Rangers from Bhadrakali) who informed us that we could only go to Kattikey and Golche was completely inaccessible. They also escorted us to Kattikey to prevent looting from some desperate people.

As we reached Kattikey, we were surrounded by over 1000 people who had come from Golche and other villages for relief. The situation was tense and we had to again resort to the army personnel’s help. With the help of local police and army personnel, we were able to distribute the materials to 200 families of Golche. We felt helpless as we couldn’t support the rest. But on our way back, we were relieved to see that there were several more trucks heading up that way for relief. In addition, we knew that the government (finally) had also distributing relief to the earthquake affected people and hoped that every family would get the help.

In this ways, our ad hoc group of volunteers, Jai Nepal Youth Group, had been working for the last ten days to support the earthquake survivors in various villages of Kavre, Sindupalchowk, Makwanpur and Nuwakot districts. We have been running our operation from Red Mud Café, Jhamsikhel. Our team comprises of former students of Kathmandu University, young entrepreneurs and educators and came together with a single objective to immediately help the people in need. We were all terrorized by the massive quake but since we were lucky to survive, we felt that it was our duty to help others. At the same time, we knew the government would be slow to react and groups like ours (and hundred others) had to be proactive.

We created a pool of funds by collecting money from ourselves and then from friends and well-wishers (home and abroad). We are very thankful for every known and unknown supporters for trusting us with their hard earned savings and we feel humbled that we were able to support over 1000 families and make a small difference in their lives.

Update 7th May 2015

On 7th May we have dispatch two teams the details are as follows:
1. Site location: Nuwakot, Gorkhu- 6, Estimated families: 90
Total number of volunteer: 10
S.No Particulars Quantity
1. Rice 90 Sacks
2. Dal 7 Sacks
3. Oil 9 cartoons
4. Salt 90 packets
5. Tent 90 pieces

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2. Site Location: Sindhupalchok, Kunchok- 5, Estimated families: 90
Total number of volunteer: 6
S.No Particulars Quantity
1. Rice 90 Sacks
2. Dal 7 Sacks
3. Oil 9 cartoons
4. Salt 50 packets
5. Tent 90 pieces

We Did not transport These Goods Ourselves but helped people already going there.

1.Kavre , Chispani Ward #2

50 Tents
30 Bags Rice

2.Ramechap – 5 Bag assorted Clothings

3. Ramkot – 1 Sack Bitten Rice and Medical Supplies

4. Kavre Stahali – 5 Tents and 1 Sack Bitten Rice

5. Gorkha location unknown – 7 Tents

Update May 6, 2015

We regrouped yesterday and have decided to do two more relief efforts in two locations confirmed to be in dire need. Details of the location will be posted later. Currently we are in the process of acquiring necessary supplies. The first team will leave Thurday 7th May and second team will dispatch on Friday May 8th.

We have a general consensus on Phase two activity to focus on assisting transition to two concentrated VDCs.

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