Sambhav Nepal was established in 2006 through the collaborative efforts of Mr. Prem K. Khatry and the locals of the Arupokhari Village in northern Gorkha, Nepal. The Australian nationals, Allan Walden and Richard Jackson turned out as the major Supporter of this idea to address mainly education and health issues of the Gorkha region.
Immediately after the 2015 Nepal Earthquake, we started our relief efforts. So far we have distributed: 36,600 kg of food supplies, 3,720 aluminum roofing sheets to 12 community schools and 220 blankets in Gorkha district.
The 2015 Nepal Earthquake destroyed the buildings of Bhawani Higher Secondary School and its hostel in Manbu, Gorkha. Sambhav Nepal is running a project to rebuild its hostel at first. We are planning to construct two student sleeping quarters with toilets and bathrooms, one open dining hall, one block with living hall, kitchen and store and one staff quarter. The construction of the hostel blocks has started.
It is one of the earthquake-destroyed community schools. Located in Dharapani village in Arupokhari Village Development Committee (VDC), currently the school runs its classes in temporary blocks made up of aluminum sheets and bamboo. Sambhav Nepal has a plan to rebuild 10 rooms of the school i.e. two four-room blocks and one two-room block. We will repair its damaged toilet facility and provide new furniture to the school. The construction has started.
The earthquake completely destroyed this school along with all the houses of Aprik village. In one of our aid trips to Gorkha, we had distributed aluminum sheets to the school to build temporary classrooms. Now our project to rebuild the school is underway. We aim to rebuild 3 buildings which will have, in total, 12 rooms. They will be used for 8 classrooms, 1 office/staff room, 1 library/reading room, 1 Montessori-style nursery room and 1 store. The construction has started.
The earthquake only affected 8 rooms of the school. 2 rooms will be completely rebuilt and 6 rooms will be repaired and used again. On April 25, Prem K Khatry, the Founder of Sambhav Nepal, laid the foundation stone in the school premises. Its rebuilding and repair works have started.
In the initial phase of this project, we have built 27 drinking water taps for Dharapani Secondary School (5 taps for 400 students and 25 teachers and other staff) and Dharapani and Ejara (8 taps for 60 houses), Ratamate (7 taps for 30 houses) and Lamagaun (7 taps for 50 houses) of Arupokhari VDC. The drinking water supply system will be a great relief to the villagers during the dry seasons.
This house-rebuilding project focuses on 4 Village Development Committees: Arupokhari, Aruchanaute, Aruarbang and Thumi of Gorkha district. We plan to rebuild at least 100 houses in each of these 4 VDCs. So far we have reconstructed 4 houses for the earthquake victims who can’t afford to rebuild on their own. We will run this project as long as the victims need support. Currently we are making the fifth house in Gorkha district.
Two Australian volunteers conducted Teacher Training Program at Bhairabi Primary School from 9th to 12th and at Gandaki Higher Secondary School from 15th to 18th of January 2015.
7 students from University of New South Wales (UNSW) Global Village Team, Australia participated in Arupokhari School Volunteer Program and volunteered at Bhairabi Primary School from 2nd to 10th of December, 2014.More...
The toilets built for the welfare of Gorkha Community School was inaugurated on 10th July 2014. The construction and operation of toilets has supported more than 1,200 students and more than 80 teachers of 4 schools.
Volunteering team of 5 supported by ARC @University of New South Wales Global Village (Australia) participated in Arupokhari School Volunteer Program (ASVP) in Bhairabi Primary School for the Fourth consecutive time.
In 2014, we received 40 students and teachers from St. Augustine’s College, Sydney. One group volunteered at Disabled Students Association in Kathmandu and another group went to Gorkha and made a safe and modern playground for Bhairabi Primary School.
Sambhav Nepal is a registered non-profit and non-political social organization aiming to establish and implement sustainable education, health, drinking water and community development programs in the rural areas of Nepal. Currently, the organization is working to rebuild schools and houses and drinking water supply systems destroyed by the earthquakes of April 25 and May 12, 2015 in Gorkha district.
How It Started
In a trip to Everest Base Camp in 2006, guide Prem K Khatry met Australian citizen Allan Waldon. They became friends and started brainstorming ideas to help the backward communities of Nepal. So, in 2007, Prem established Sambhav Nepal with the help of Allan. In Nepali language, Sambhav means possible. Read more…
Community School Support
The first project of Sambhav Nepal was the assistance to Bhairabi Primary School. We repaired its physical infrastructure and provided stationeries. Today it is the fully supported school by Sambhav Nepal. In addition, we have helped various community schools by renovating structures, sponsoring education for underprivileged children, upgrading libraries, donating computers, reconstructing toilets and furnishing hostels.
Sambhav Nepal organizes volunteering activities in villages. The first batch of volunteers came from University of New South Wales, Australia in 2011. In 2012 we also received volunteers from St Augustine’s College, Sydney. Since then the students from these educational institutions have been regularly coming to Nepal to volunteer.
Teacher Training Program
In 2009, we conducted the first training in Dharapani Secondary School in collaboration with Australian Rotary Team. Since then, we run such training program almost every year to equip community school teachers with modern learning tools and techniques.
Earthquake Relief and Rebuild
As earthquake relief, so far we have distributed 36,600 kg of food supplies, 3,720 aluminum roofing sheets to 12 community schools and 220 blankets in the affected villages of Gorkha district. We also have long-term rebuild projects. Under the ongoing Rebuild Home Gorkha, we plan to rebuild at least 100 houses in 4 VDCs. With our school-rebuilding project, we aim to reconstruct 35 affected schools. In its initial phase, the construction of 5 schools has already started. And we are also rebuilding 4 drinking water supply systems.
Whether sponsoring a child, funding a project or volunteering in the village - opportunities to lend a helping hand are endless. Your support reaches the most remote corners of the Himalayas and goes directly towards the projects for construction, renovation as well as refurbishment of the schools and the health posts in Gorkha. Join us and become a part of the Sambhav Nepal family. We are always eager to serve the society together!