Completed and ended projects
In the past 25 years we have many projects completed and some ended after some time. The projects that are summed up here are small or big projects that we carried out next to our healthcare and education project.
Completed projects are:
- supporting a beggar project in Boddhnath
- making 105 concrete roofs on the houses if a Tibetan refugee camp in Tashiling, Pokhara
- supporting the first arrival centre for Tibetan refugees in Nepal with mattresses, blankets, clothes and above all shoes.
- sponsoring of a students’ library.
- financing an educational project about birth control for women in Bhaktapur
- realizing a drinking water facility near Dumche. The temple in Dumche is visited each year by thousands of devotees who come here to do a puja. There was no drinking water available, except from the river. We arranged a flexible pipe from a nearby well to the temple. Now there is continuously a pink thick stream of water coming out of this pipe, enough for the priests and the people that brought no water with them.
- helping to save the library books from the monastery in Kampaling. In this small monastery in a Tibetan refugee camp there were 115 handwritten Tibetan books, several centuries old, and taken by the monks flying Tibet. The texts are about the Kajur and are read loudly each year during one month. Most books were partly eaten by insects. We helped them with an oxygen binding stuff. The books were air tight packed in plastic, together with this stuff. It worked.
- deaf an mute project. In 2000 we financed a project were eight boys and girls were trained during nine months to become a potter. After this period they got a job by Haribol, producer for Madat Nepal Handel. Unfortunately as soon as the girls were married they left, just like later the two boys. Although the training succeeded, we should have done this for more older, already married deaf and mute people.
- ligth in the Gompa. The roof of the Gompa in Thulo Parsel was repaired from a donor from Madat Nepal. This saved the beautiful wall paintings from leaking rainwater. A small group of boys were trained to become a lama, after schooltime. But at that moment it already started to become dark. So we provided the Gompa with a solar panel so they had light in evening time.
- each year there is an annual market at the religious place Narathan (Vishnu) were thousands of people gather. We provided this place with drinking water bringing it by pipe from a nearby well.
Some small projects were ended after some time:
- the support of cultural traditions in Bhaktapur, like the families of mask makers and the Nava Durga dansers.
- a goat raising project in ward 9 of Thulo Parsel. Women belonging to a group did get a big pregnant goat. We agreed that from the baby goats they had to give one female goat to another woman and so on. This project failed. It took place in a period that we had to stop with other projects in this area due to the Mao rebels. We could not correct the project.
- supporting a women project in Bhaktapur. The trainers gave information to women in small factories and workshops about birth control, safe sex and taking care of babies.
- supporting the health post of the Dharmakirti women monastery in Kathmandu. We donated during five years each year 400 euro for medicines and bandages. The doctors came here each week a few hours to give free medical help for poor people.
- in 2000 we had an eye- and teeth camp for the older people who visited this monastery. The participation doctors worked without salary.
- on request of the mother superior of the Dharmakirti nunnery we undertook a health camp in Lumbini, the birth place of Buddha.