Year 2010 was the first year of operation for NHCF. During the past year, NHCF executives discussed various activities that may be undertaken to fulfill its mandate.
- NHCF launched first monthly brunch program in collaboration with Kiwassa Neighbourhood House in May 2010, as part of its objective to alleviate poverty. Monthly brunch program has continuously been hosted and we served about 5,000th meals already by December 2016.
- NHCF has actively raised funds to assist victims of natural disasters internationally. NHCF has raised donations in support of victims of flood disaster in Pakistan, drought in Horn of Africa, typhoon in the Philippines. In 2015, NHCF has raised funds for Earthquake Victims in Nepal and most recently the foundation has also raised funds for FortMc Fire Victims at Alberta, Canada. Some funds raised were channelled through OXFAM and through Canadian Red Cross, while NHCF has directly involved in providing relief supports to the victims of Nepal Earthquake.
- In 2014, NHCF commenced partnership with Early Childhood Development Centre of Nepal (ECDC), the foundation established by CNN superhero Ms. Puspa Basnet, to assist children of incarcerated parents. NHCF has been providing its funding supports regularly to ECDC.
- In 2014, NHCF also has partnership with Purwanchal Anath Ashram (PAA) located in Biratnagar, Nepal. PAA provides food, care and shelter to orphans and helpless seniors who have been abandoned by their families. NHCF has been providing funding supports to buy food supplies to PAA each year.
- In 2015, An Earthquake struck in Nepal on 25th of April with a magnitude of 7.8, followed by several strong aftershocks. The main epicentre of the disastrous earthquake was in Gorkha District. The quakes killed at least 9000 people, and left many homeless and in desperate need of shelter, medical help and food. NHCF has appealed local community and also actively involved in raising funds to support for those victims in need. With the help of limited volunteers and generous supports from Media Wave Communications, Sikh & South Asian communities in lower mainland as well as various Gurudwaras in BC and Alberta, NHCF was able to raise about $200K.
- Immediate Relief work at Earthquake hit areas of Nepal:
Then President Parashar Malla and Secretary Raju Ranjit distributed immediate relief supports to victims of earthquake, worth of about CAD $14K to the following areas;
1. Mirkot & Dhuwakot VDC, Gorkha – 100 tents – cost NRs.76K
(61 families from Mirkot VDC and 64 families from Dhuwakot VDC, additional 25 tents were purchased and provided by local volunteer Narayan Adhikari).
2. Kavrepalnchowk – Hokse and Siranchaour village- costs NRs. 136K
(103 tents and 58 blankets)
3. Chepag village near Gajuri, Chitwan- costs NRs. 28K
4. Aginchok VDC, Dhading – costs NRs. 275K
5. Anniakot VDC, Kavre – costs NRs. 240K
6. Godamchaour, Lalitpur – costs NRs. 95K
7. Khokna/Luvu, Lalitpur – costs NRs. 68K
8. Borle, Sindhupalchok – costs NRs. 52K
9. Mirkot VDC, Gorkha – costs NRs. 38K
(75 mosquito nets)
Transportation/Logistics – provided by the local volunteers. Estimated currency based on average exchange rate at the time and rounded at nearest thousand NRs.
Local Volunteers and Main Contacts;
1. Navjivan Mahara (S.Mahara’s brother)– Provided free transportation to Kavre.
2. Jeevan Shrestha ( R. Shrestha’s brother) – Provided contacts to purchase Tents/Tarpaulins.
3. Bipin Malla ( D. Hamal’s bro-in-law) – Provided logistics supports to Dhading.
4. Narayan Adhikari ( D. Adhikari’s cousin brother) – Provided free Transportation to Gorkha.