Pete Pattison of Al Jazeera America took an in-depth look at the dangers facing Nepali migrant workers. Read the article here.
Welcome!This website is full of content relating to Nepal and the more specifically the RPCV-Nepal community and updated on a regular basis. You will find information about Friends of Nepal's Grants program, your RPCV Nepal Group, Nepal-related cultural events around the country, gatherings and much more. Enjoy the site and be sure to send us your feedback!
The most recent posting on the blog What Has Good is a beautifully written essay from a young Sherpa woman describing what it really feels like to come from a climbing community. The blogpost is titled Three Springs. It’s long, but worth reading. Read it here.
A long-time international aid worker has written a very insightful piece about the dangers of the “big project” in development. He argues for small, tailored projects, much like the ones Peace Corps is best at! Read it here.
This week we have a disturbing story about the effects of black market organ sales in one Nepali village.
The New York Times published a fascinating, in-depth article on a homegrown Nepalese NGO which helps poor-but-promising young people continue their education. Worth a read!
The deadline is approaching on November 24th to submit nominations for the 2015 Harris Wofford Global Citizen Award. The award is given annually to an outstanding leader who grew up and continues to live in a country where the Peace Corps has served. A Nepali has never won the award, despite the amazing work done by so many Nepali people. For more information on the award, and to submit nominations, please visit http://www.peacecorpsconnect.org/about/
Is there a Nepal PCV who hasn’t gone trekking in Nepal? The land is so beautiful and trekking is so easy—a warm, friendly tea house every few miles—that it is easy to forget that mountains are wild and dangerous places. The morning of October 15th dawned clear and beautiful, but within a few hours a violent snowstorm had blown in, dumping 6 feet of snow in 12 hours. Dozens of trekkers were taken unawares and found themselves trapped on the mountain along with their guides and porters. Forty-three people, about half of them Nepalese, are reported dead in what became the worst trekking disaster in Nepali history. For more on this tragedy, see here and here.