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Detroit2Nepal Foundation

D2N’s mission is to improve public health, health and educational opportunities for children in remote Himalayan villages of Nepal and in the greater Detroit area.

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The latest news from the Detroit2Nepal Foundation:

First anniversary of Nepal earthquake

It was one year ago today that the worst earthquake in over 80 years hit Nepal. About 9,000 lives were lost, and 20% of families were displaced from their homes. Destruction was beyond belief. Thankfully, there were no lives lost in the district of Khotang where D2N works. However, all the schools in the villages where D2N works were destroyed, …

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First Look at School Construction

D2N is rebuilding a total of nine schools destroyed in last year’s earthquake. Work has started on three of these schools; the first pictures are below. The three schools are expected to be completed by summer. The rebar and cement are trucked, then carried into the villages by humans or pack animals, each leg of the journey taking multiple days. …

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Over the Edge Detroit 2016

D2N is bringing back the heart-pumping Over the Edge Detroit May 6-7, 2016. This year’s Detroit funds will be directed to American Promise Schools’ education and scholarship programs. Nepal initiatives include continued earthquake relief efforts, education and public health. Individuals and companies alike are invited to join us in helping these important initiatives. Every person who raises a minimum of $1,000 will secure a place on …

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December 29, 2015 Update

29 December 2015 Hello from Namche Bazaar in the Everest region! Now that we have wifi it is time for a trip summary. Most importantly, it was great to get to our villages in Khotang and see that everyone is safe after the earthquakes in the spring. There were no deaths in our work area, but much damage. The schools …

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November 2015

In our current newsletter you will find information on our earthquake relief efforts, OTE 2016 and project updates. Below are our latest pictures from Nepal – the temporary learning centers. Click here to view newsletter.  photos courtesy of The dZi Foundation.

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July 2015 – Video on Khotang

A video Raju, our D2N Nepal country director, just made. I think you will enjoy it.  

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June 2nd Update

Khotang, the area in which D2N works, is one of the fortunate districts in Nepal.  The recent earthquakes caused no human casualties.  However, some 122 schools were destroyed and more than 2,000 houses were flattened. Many more houses are partially damaged displacing more than 6,000 people. More than 4,000 children in Sungdel, Dipsung, Rakha and Bakachol have lost their schools. …

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May 13th Update

May 13 The epicenter of the second earthquake (7.3 magnitude) on May 12th was probably three times as close to Khotang than the first 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Initial reports indicate extensive damage, but as of now there are no specifics.  Raju, D2N’s Nepal Country Director, was originally scheduled to go to Khotang this week to gather information to begin to …

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D2N Response to Nepal Earthquake, May 2, 2015

It is just one week after the earthquake that has cost thousands of lives and unbelievable damage in Nepal and beyond. News from Khotang and the villages in which we work is limited. Thankfully, initial reports indicate that the casualties are limited, but damage is significant. All projects reported are damaged or destroyed, with the exact scope undetermined. We await …

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How Can We Help Nepal?

hello all attached is an update I received this morning from my friend Mark Zimmerman at the nick simons institute. it does not discuss khotang specifically, but he informed me that khotang was not hit as hard as areas closer to the epicenter of the earthquake. this is consistent with our prior info. we will be dealing with mostly rebuilding …

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