The fifth stage of the Earthquake Emergency Intervention in Dhading District / Nepal


Our main focus for this stage is to securing funds and starting the reconstruction works for the first school campus in the area, organizing a second medical camp in Dhading (hiring both GPs and dentists), making a plan and finding the right partners for starting a permanent medical point in the area, while also networking for grasping ways of collaboration with other development organizations in Nepal. 

We are also interested in starting the Nepalese chapter of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP).


I. Relating to funding our initiatives, we had two main events: 

a. During August – December, a second donation campaign was launched within i-Say community (powered by Ipsos Interactive Services), raising €19,286.

b. On the 29th of September, we have organized one fundraising and networking event in Dordrecht / The Netherlands, managing to raise around €1,000.


II. Other actions that were completed:

a. starting preparing the construction site in Dandagaon village for building the new school campus.

b. having a team of volunteers helping clean the old school.


c. contracting a team of local architects in Kathmandu to making the blueprints for the first school we will build in Dhading.



Next action to be started in January – February

a. starting the construction works for the school campus in Dandagaon.

b. organizing the medical camp in Dhading district while also networking for establishing a permanent medical camp that will serve all the area in Dandagaon and the surroundings. 

c. meeting and getting the OIM team and other international organizations to the region in order to grasp opportunities for collaboration.

d. finalizing the reconstruction works at the guest house in Dandagaon, where we host the volunteers.

e. networking in order to activate the Nepalese chapter of Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) via ASAP Romania.


Quick overview of the general intervention, started in April 2015

As a response to the critical situation in Dhading district, 64 km. West of Kathmandu, following the Earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, The Romanian Centre for Innovation in Local Development urgently initiated an intervention in the area, consisting of 8 villages, 300 households, with around 1250 persons.

The strategic partners for the intervention we are undertaking are: Cold Feet Foundation & Cold Feet Adventure Trekking in Kathmandu (for all phases / coordinating the local team & actions), Dordrecht Community Task Force in Netherlands (mainly for the reconstruction phase with engineering expertise). During our intervention, we are also in communication with the representatives of the International Organization for Migration (IOM Romania / IOM Nepal) and the ones of the Romanian Ministry of Internal  Affairs. We are thankful to all those that supported our actions for the first stage of intervention. We are also counting on the involvement of i-Say Community, powered by Ipsos Interactive Services, using financial resources from Ipsos respondents. 

The area we are covering is the one we are implementing Nepal EduCaB (Educational Capacity Building in Rural Nepal), a development program started in January 2014, aiming to establishing and activating library capacity at the level of rural schools in Dhading district / Nepal, as a mean of starting self-sustainable community development projects & social enterprises, while providing learning & best practices opportunities for those supporting the initiative.

For any financial assistance to the CRIDL emergency campaign in Dhading District / Nepal (April 2015 – February 2016), our team is providing all data needed: copy of invoices, details on the supplies that are and will be bought, photos, contact data of the community leaders in Dhading villages, timely updates with activities that are undertaken.

For any additional details please contact us at: or Also consider the Nepal EduCaB page for the journal of our interventions.


*Disclaimer: this intervention is initiated by the Romanian Centre for Innovation in Local Development (CRIDL), in partnership with the Cold Feet team in Nepal. Since the accounts we have opened are public, anyone can donate, therefore, please note that our activities do not reflect in anyway the views and/or the affiliations of any sort of the supporters / donors (institutions or individuals) that contributed to our cause. We are a non-profit, non-governmental, apolitical and independent organization, therefore all our actions are subject to the strategy and action plans designed and undertaken by our team and the professionals we have hired.

On January 8th, 2016, posted in: Blog posts, Nepal EduCaB, News by

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