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Rebuilding Rural Nepal – The Long Road Ahead

For Nepali villagers like 86-year-old Subhadra, the long journey has just begun to rebuild a home, a life, and a community following the devastating earthquakes of the past month.   Subhadra Timilsina grew up in Kumari, a rural village in Nuwakot district, where most people were illiterate and lived below the poverty line. She wanted […]

Nepal Earthquake Relief & Rebuilding Efforts

Please donate to READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund. 100% of funds directly support our partner communities and Nepal team so they can provide relief services and information through READ Centers, help families rebuild their lives, and repair damaged Centers. Immediate disaster relief: READ Global provides 1.9 million rural Nepalis with critical access to information and resources […]

READ Nepal Earthquake Relief Updates: April-May

We will continue to post updates on this page as we learn more about relief efforts in our partner communities. Click here to donate to our relief fund. Click here for an overview about how READ Global is responding to the earthquakes. *May 12, 2015* A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday morning, killing […]

Libraries in Nepal Provide Support for Earthquake Victims

Donate today to help our partner communities rebuild through READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund As of April 30, over 5,800 are known dead with injuries surpassing 10,000 following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that have rocked Nepal. Over 8 million people are in need of humanitarian relief. Much of the Kathmandu Valley has been destroyed, while […]

Three new READ Centers launched in Nepal in partnership with Reach out to Asia

This winter, READ opened three new Centers in the Terai region of southern Nepal, as part of an exciting new partnership with The Reach out to Asia Foundation. Two of the Centers – Jahada and Pragatinagar – are located in Nawalparasi, a densely populated agricultural region where poverty forces many residents to cross the nearby […]

Nepal Earthquake: How you can Help

Click here for an overview of how READ Global is responding to the earthquakes. Click here for the latest updates on our earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Thank you so much for your concern and support for the people of Nepal. If you would like to support READ in our efforts to provide immediate disaster […]

Preserving Nepal’s Oral History, Grandparents to Children

For centuries, the history of Nepal has been transmitted from generation to generation through oral storytelling: passing on stories about culture, livelihoods, and the natural environment of the country. Yet as Nepalese society modernizes and globalizes, this practice has begun to recede: stories once told are forgotten; traditional dances blend with more modern variations; and […]

Education in Nepal – A 30-Year Retrospective

When I first trekked up to the beautiful blue pilgrimage lake of Gosainkund in Nepal in 1984, the national literacy rate was about 33% (less for women), and the average yearly income was about $160 per person, though much of the economy was based on a barter system. Infant mortality was very high, and health […]

READ Nepal Recognized for Best Practices in Literacy – Library of Congress

READ Nepal was recognized this September for best practices in literacy by the Library of Congress Literacy Award. A Best Practices publication was produced to highlight outstanding work of organizations. READ Nepal was recognized for its best practice in increasing motivation to read and write.   READ Nepal Program Director Chhatra Bahadur Khatri was invited […]

The Pride of Nepal is in its Libraries

READ Nepal Country Director Sanjana Shrestha reflects on an important milestone for local philanthropy in Nepal. Nearly two thousand Nepalis came together in the historic village of Panauti this past August, walking through rain-flooded streets lined with flower-filled copper vessels, passing oil lamps laid ready with their wicks, and children in traditional Newari dress. They […]

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