Richard with Some Scholarship Kids

Detroit2Nepal Foundation

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

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Over the Edge Detroit

Registration is open for 2016. Sign up today!

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Birmingham Bike Festival

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Toilets at the Yuba Jyoti School in Dipsung

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The latest news from the Detroit2Nepal Foundation:

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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January 15, 2016

D2N THANKS THE SINGAPORE RED CROSS! D2N is partnering with the Singapore Red Cross in their Nepal Earthquake Relief. Agreements were signed today where the SRC will provide $130,000 to rebuild three schools in Khotang destroyed by last year’s earthquake.

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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 Update from Richard

I am forwarding below  a youtube video raju, our d2n Nepal country director, just made. I think you will enjoy it. raju has done a wonderful job.  

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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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December 2014 Visit Report of Khotang District Project Area

Khotang District Khotang District, in Sagarmatha Zone, is one among the 75 districts of Nepal and Diktel is its district headquarters. The district is part of the area traditionally referred as Majh Kirat/Kirant (middle Kirat), home to the indigenous ethnic Kirat, Rai people. Apart from Rais, other ethnic groups and ‘hill castes’–such as the Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Limbu, Sherpa and …

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