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Living in Rural Nepal Part 2: Construction Project

We came to Nepal for a couple of reasons, one of them was to help construct a school in an area that was deeply affected by the devastating earthquake that happened one year ago.

Amazingly, we were fortunate enough to be present in the village and celebrate the completion of one of the school buildings on the exact anniversary.

ELI, partnered with VolNepal, is constructing 3 school buildings to include classrooms, a library and a computer lab with the goal of connecting the children of the Gorsyang village to the rest of the world. Ideally one day the children would have computer pen pals with school children in America, Europe, etc.

When I (Alex) told people that I was going to do construction work, they chuckled and said, “send me a picture of you in a hard hat.” Well as much as I wish I could share a picture of me in a hard hat holding some power tools, the standards in Nepal are just not the same as the construction standards in America… so in the pictures below you will see the locals working in flip flops, no gloves, no hard hats, no safety glasses, just people in our t-shirts and pants.

Lots of Pictures and Text -

By Kevin O'Neill


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