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Australians design lightweight schools for earthquake-stricken Ne…

A multidisciplinary team of Australian architects and engineers are behind the design of a lightweight, prefabricated and easily assembled school building that has been rolled out in more than 30 earthquake-prone locations across Nepal, which was devastated by severe tremors in 2015. Led by David Carolan, director of Sydney-based engin... Read more

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Mercury Bay students trade in beach to trek around Nepal

Six Mercury Bay Area School students traded Whitianga for Nepal during their recent school holidays. Through the Youth to Everest programme, the six students joined 12 others from schools around New Zealand for a 16-day adventure through Nepal, gaining an insight into the life of the local communities. Bianca Harsant-Sowter, 15, said 11 of... Read more

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Grammar students rebuild earthquake-damaged classrooms in Nepal

Canberra Grammar School students have put in some backbreaking work to help rebuild classrooms devastated in the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal. The group of 21 students, teachers and parents travelled to the country with Canberra charity REACH for Nepal in April, on the third anniversary of the disaster. The April 2015 earthquakes claimed more than... Read more

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Nepal to hold international marathon

A high-altitude international marathon will take place in quake-ravaged Langtang Valley of Nepal on May 19, the organiser said here on Thursday. The marathon is being organised by Trekking Agencies' Association of Nepal (TAAN), an umbrella organisation of trekking agencies spread across the country... Read more

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Hospital exchange continues strong bonds between Norfolk and Nepa…

A health exchange has seen a cancer nurse from Nepal spend six weeks at the James Paget University Hospital in Gorleston to gain knowledge on stoma care. Roshani Bajracharya, from Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital about eight miles from the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu, spent time at the James Paget thanks to a three year-old link between both countries.... Read more

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Nepal opens first trekking trail for the disabled

Although Nepal hasn't got enough infrastructure for the disabled, many say the new trail is a good start. Nepal has opened its first trekking trail for people with physical disabilities. Though the country still hasn't got enough infrastructure for the disabled, many say the new trail is a good start. An earthquake caused a widespread destructi... Read more

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