You can now buy tickets online! Just go here and grab yours today. Limited tickets are available so don’t delay.
You can also come see us tomorrow at the Another Brick In Nepal booth at the Langford Firehall Christmas Market (Firehall #2, corner of Happy Valley and Sooke Rd.) and get your ticket and a calendar hot off the press!!
Here is the Another Brick In Nepal segment from DV Media‘s “Nepal’s Heartbeat” documentary. The full feature travels Nick and his guide Bibi to the Khumbu Valley and see the rebuilding process first hand, and with world-renowned earthquake expert Dr. Bishnu Pandey who is teaching the Nepalese people how to build better homes. It will be shown in full at the beginning of our Fundraiser on November 27th at Glo Restaurant + Lounge. You can also view the full movie today for only $9.95 (ABIN receives $2.50 for every one sold) on Vimeo on Demand by following this link.
Building continues to go well as we near completion. As you can see there are now window frames and the walls are going up fast! The roof will be going on in the upcoming weeks, hopefully in time for the arrival of ABIN’s founder, Rob Tournour, who will be spending a few days in the village before setting off to find the location of school number 2.
We are very excited to announce our 1st fundraiser at the beautiful Glo Restaurant + Lounge. It will be held on November 27th, 2017, from 6pm-10pm. Tickets are $30 which includes food, a drink, and the chance to win some great Nepali door prizes. You purchase your ticket by contacting us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, payments can be made either by Interac or through our paypal donation account.
There will be a silent auction with a huge variety of items including many local business’ merchandise and vouchers (more details in upcoming posts), a guitar signed by Burton Cummings, Seahawks memorabilia, a gorgeous piece from the talented local jeweller Emma Glover Designs, beautiful artwork from local artist Allison Hill, and many more things, some of which we will be revealing over the next couple of weeks.
We will also be selling our 2018 Another Brick In Nepal calendars! Working with the local printing and design company Better Print Victoria and using pictures taking by our board members we have created a gorgeous Nepali-themed calendar you can purchase for just $20 with all proceeds going towards the our 2nd school. There will also be a variety of Nepali goods for sale.
We look forward to seeing all of our friends and supporters there on the night!
A huge thank-you to Rayola Creative for putting together this fabulous poster to promote the event! If you want a copy to display at your workplace, on your website or at a local venue please email us 🙂
Below are the most recent pictures from the school site. Two of our board members, Randy and Alana, went to Aapchaur on Saturday after having completed the Annapurna trek.
As you can see the walls are well on their way to being completed, and the door frames are in. Currently the wall height is at window sill level and you can see the concrete floors being poured.
We are just $7500 away from fully funding our first school. If you’d like to help us complete this school please use the donate link on the right side of the page.
If you live in the Victoria, BC, area, please mark November 27th on your calendar. We are excited to announce that our first fundraiser will be taking place at Glo Restaurant + Lounge. More details to follow this week. If you are not already on the mailing list, you can now add yourself using the form here on the website.
We are very pleased to announce we will be the Langford Christmas Market this year on November 12th between 9am-3pm in Firehall #2 (3205 Happy Valley Road). They generously donated the table for us to use, so we will be selling a variety of beautiful toques, scarves and jewellery from Nepal along with our 2018 ABIN calendars. We will also be able to take both cash and credit card donations, and remember you can always interac money transfer to email@example.com if you’d like to make a donation today!
We are well on the way to the school being completed. Despite the horrendous weather conditions afflicting Nepal over the past couple of months, the team has kept going. Here are some progress pictures from September. As you can see we are now moving onto the construction of the walls! Things will hopefully keep progressing quite quickly from here. We are still raising money to complete this school, and for the next one. Please visit our “donate” page for information on how you can help.
We are excited to announce the premiere of “Nepal’s Heartbeat lives within the infinite resilience of its people”, the documentary movie created by Nick Versteeg (DV Media) that is follow-up to his previous work “Five Weeks in Nepal”. The premiere will be showing September 19th @7pm in the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre.
Here is the synopsis of the presentation:
“In the sequel of “Five weeks in Nepal” producer Nick Versteeg, takes us back to Nepal to show what happened with the donations that were made two years ago after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people.
We travel with Nick and his guide Bibi to the Khumbu Valley and see the rebuilding process first hand. In the chaotic city of Kathmandu they are rebuilding the three hundred year old temples that came down in Bhaktapur.
Nick also teamed up with Rob Tournour’s organization “Another Brick in Nepal” to show the work his organization is doing to rebuild schools.
We travel with world-renowned earthquake expert Dr. Bishnu Pandey who is teaching the Nepalese people how to build better homes. The villagers are not and cannot be dependent on a chaotic government for reconstruction even though such has been promised.
It is with financial and technical help from outsiders all over the world that they rebuild their houses, schools and medical centres.
These villagers are the beating heart of Nepal. It is their infinite and inexhaustible resilience, which inspires the rest of the world.”
We will share how to view the movie after the premiere if you don’t manage to make it over the next couple of weeks.
Thank-you, Nick, for making such an amazing piece and showing the incredible strength of the Nepali people.
Just a quick update regarding the incredibly heavy monsoons now afflicting Nepal, and their impacts to construction:
From today work has been stopped on the school. It has been raining very heavily. Within 24 hours 36 people and hundred of domesticated animals were killed in the floods and landslide in different parts of the country. The Department of Weather forecast has warned people to remain alert for another 3 days.
This could be the start of a long delay due to the monsoons. Fortunately our Nepali project manager, Parshu, has made the correct decision to stop work until it is safe.
We will keep you updated on the progress, and hopefully for our friends in Nepal these dangerous weather conditions will soon be over.
Construction is continuing well, with the concrete footings which form the foundation of the walls completed progress is looking good! Here are a couple of photos of Parshu and some of the construction team.
We still have to raise almost $20,000 to finish the first school and we need your help. Every little bit helps us get this village back their school. You can donate in a variety of ways including email money transfer (in Canada) to firstname.lastname@example.org, send a cheque directly to us at 121-937 Dunford Ave, Victoria BC V9B 2S4, or go to our GoFundMe page and pledge money there. Thank you for your support!