Tourism in Nepal has been crucial for many isolated populations of the Himalayan communities to open up to the world. Frequent natural disasters, such as earthquakes, call for an urgent approach to rebuilding villages and restoring water systems while also raising awareness among both adults and children about awareness among both adults and children about improving their living conditions (health, hygiene, education, protection of their environment). Great Mountain Holidays has been actively involves in all these programs for several years, while being encouraged and supported by its former customers and friends.
Water is the main component of all living beings and drinking healthy water is vitally important in our lives. Great Mountain Holidays in association with the Guildford East Explorer Scout group the UK supporting on Pure Drinking Water Project since 2007 in Nepal’s remote region. Mr. Bernard Pentecost scout Leader and project coordinator designs and develops project sketches by applying his long-term experiences in water Engineering. A young group of scout teams emphasize the project and encourage their parents, community members, associates to participate in project implementation.
So far Great Mountain Holidays has run 8 drinking water projects successfully in different regions of Nepal. We make the involvement of local communities with their volunteer participation during the project mandatory to simply realize the sentiment on project objectives so that they can resourcefully nurse it after the projects have been handed over to the community. As for now, Great mountain Holidays is into a restoration project for all the earthquake wrecked water project that was previously installed.
Great Mountain Holidays rebuild Schools at Chamrong Besi and Budhakhani school in Kavre District and Shree Paudar Primary school at Gibang village in Magdi District with the help of Mr. Ron Mrs. Deborah Plotkin, Sister Concern USA in the year 2006.
After the 2015 earthquake, Great mountain Holidays has undertaken several school rehabilitation projects in several remote areas that were utterly ruined by the tremor specially Dolakha and Rasuwa District, the main epicenter of the tragic earthquake. To date, we have succeeded in rehabilitating more than five schools. We encouraged the active participation of the local community that unquestionably played a vital role in strengthening their abilities to contribute to a great social cause. Besides, in these rehabilitated schools and several other remote educational institutions, desktop computers were provided as per the size of the number of students that existed. The idea of donating computers approached from our survey team who sensed the necessity of computer practical classes in these regions as the students only had the basic theoretical information about computers without much seeing it in reality.
After the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake that befell on 25th April 2015, Nepal was undeniably more than ever in desperate need of support. We were certainly traumatized, but in the midst of multiple aftershocks and the uncertainty, Great mountain Holidays sent its survey team to assess the need of the community. Assessments were made to rehabilitate local shelters, health clinics,s, and drinking water supply. Great mountain Holidays managed to collect an inspiring contribution from national and international friends (our clients) which indeed played a fundamental role in the accomplishment of our re-enactment and healing program for the sufferers. Through this relief fund, we supplied necessary materials and provided all field staff who gave their best with consistency and managed to rehabilitate more than 20 temporary houses, one reasonable size health post, and two schools.
2015; Gumda, Gorkha District (Manaslu Region)
Earthquake safe drinking water Restoration
2015-2016; Rasuwa District: Bansbhagyang, Bhorle VDC
Gorkha District: Armola. Thumi VDC
Bhirkuna, Lapu VDC
Amgoan, Gumda VDC
2015 / 2016 Rebuilding Schools and Shelters in Dolkha, Rasuwa