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. … More Monsoon Season
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. Parshu is meeting very regularly with the builders on site to ensure consistent, high quality work. We still have to raise … More Building Update
Construction is getting underway in Apchaur! We have transported almost all of the materials, except for the bricks which will be arriving today. The delay is because the government school has also begun their construction, which is causing some issues with storage and traffic. We have encountered slight problem with water. We were not expecting … More Under Construction!
Last month some ABIN Board members returned to Nepal to meet with Nepali government officials, and our local design team (Creative Services). On this trip ABIN entered into a partnership agreement with the Society For Economic Development (SODEC), a Nepali non-profit. This was an important step as such partnerships are required in order work in … More Approvals, demolition, and documentaries
We wanted to take a moment to say a HUGE thank-you to all of our amazing supporters. It is thanks to you that the dream will become a reality, and soon! We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our community, especially the local construction companies. These t-shirts are currently in Nepal (and available for … More Progress…
This is a blog that is a long time coming and I am very excited to share our updates. In each of our bi-weekly meetings we seem to launch forward, which is very exciting, as our dream is becoming reality. We have been working hard to finalize school plans; we have our project manager, Dave, … More Exciting Updates!
Last week we setup a table at MARPAC and had the chance to talk to many of the amazing Canadian service men and women who went through the show. Here’s the table we set up, don’t forget to look for us around at various events in Victoria, BC, this year. We are always happy to … More One brick at a time…
Randy, one of our board members, talks about the project and his involvement in Another Brick in Nepal.
Getting the Another Brick in Nepal non-profit organization up and running has been a non-stop learning curve peppered with really exciting opportunities. I know much more is ahead before we reach our goal of building a school for very deserving people in Nepal. I remember where I was when I first heard the name, … More Making a Dream into Reality
The picture below is of one of the temporary classrooms being used since the earthquake destroyed the original school building in April, 2015. As you can see, the conditions are poor and not suitable to help these children learn and build a better future for their families. The space is cramped and ill-equipped with only … More Current Conditions in the School