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

Thank you to everyone involved in making Over the Edge Detroit 2015 a huge success! Donations are still coming in and we can't thank our rappellers, volunteers, donors, sponsors and partners enough for their part in creating this incredible event.

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The latest news from the Detroit2Nepal Foundation:

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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Jewish News Article by Dr Richard Keidan on our Miles4Alex event August 24, 2014

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Summer 2014 D2N Newsletter!

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Update from Richard

hello all   i am back in nyc today, and will return to detroit tomorrow at 5 pm. rachel, matt, and i had a fabulous trip. i will attach some pics for your viewing of toilets, new scholarship students, the sub-heath post construction, and our initial report from our new nepal director keshab. i will briefly outline trip below.   …

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Gift to D2N Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Ronald McDonald House Charities awards grant to Detroit2 Nepal Foundation and Beaumont Children’s Hospital Pediatric Rehabilitation Bike Program The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan and national Ronald McDonald House Charities have awarded grants totaling $15,300 to support the Detroit2Nepal Foundation and Beaumont Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Bike Program. The D2N Foundation was created by Beaumont …

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