Author: swolpin

Preliminary Designs for New Girls Bathrooms at Budhanilkantha Govt. School

We are still working on the minutes from the October 2nd board meeting but a great thing to come out of it was approval of Dorjee Sherpa’s proposal to use the earthquake funds (up to $15,000 USD) at Budhanilkantha school in northern Kathmandu to help build adequate bathroom facilities for the female students. There is a […]

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First micro-research grant award – Pediatric Vision Screening

We are excited to announce that our first micro grant award has been awarded with the goal of improved screening of vision issues for children in Dhulikhel, Nepal. A team led by Raju Kaiti has been awarded ~$870 to purchase age-appropriate vision screening tools. Raju is an optometrist at Dhulikhel Hospital and also studying for […]

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Update on Youth Scholars and School Rebuilding Efforts

Youth Scholarship Program On June 7th, 9th and 16th, Dorjee and Sudeep visited schools and family members of the 9 students WOV is currently sponsoring. This connects with Goal 1b in our educational plan. They spoke with school teachers where our students are currently studying. Dorjee and Sudeep talked about possible partnership with the schools […]

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Visit to Dhulikhel about Micro-grants and School Rebuilding Status

Quick update: Seth went to Dhulikhel Hospital (about 30k east of Kathmandu) yesterday and met with Dr. Rajeev Shrestha who is helping administer our micro-research grant program. The two also met with optometrist Raju Kaiti (currently a student working on his masters) and ophthalmologist Dr. Pooja Shrestha. Raju has led a micro-research proposal (submitted before […]

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Putting Plans into Action: Delivering Tarps and Community Assessments

The May 12th earthquake which measured 7.3 only added insult to injury in Nepal. We had three objectives: a) Deliver tarps to the village of Heywa with donations made to Wide Open Vistas. b) To travel from Heywa west to Jiri and conduct community assessments for the International Organization on Migration -while moving through parts […]

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Namaste, First, this message is going out to everyone who has donated to Wide Open Vistas (WOV) past or present. Thank you once again for your help towards WOV efforts to help victims of the Nepal earthquake. Nepal is still suffering significant aftershocks, and disruptions in communications, water, and healthcare. If you gave prior to the […]

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2014 Annual Report

Happy New Year everyone.   We accomplished a lot this year at Wide Open Vistas! Two board members (Kathleen and myself) walked, climbed, and crawled 1,200+ miles across the Himalaya while fundraising for WOV (short video). After finishing, we put donations to work helping children attend school in Kathmandu. Other accomplishments include setting up a  fund for micro-research […]

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