Category: Community Projects

Projects outside of youth scholars/GIA that aim to improve surrounding community: rebuilding efforts, girls bathroom, micro-research grants, shoe donations, etc.

A few more pictures and notes from our site visit to Buddhanilkantha Public School earlier this month. Even though the bathroom has been in use for several months, and we have had our ribbon cutting ceremony, there are still some finishing touches to do. Construction in Kathmandu is always challenging! We sat down with the […]

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We are very happy to pass on this progress report from Raju Kati, a practicing optometrist at Dhulikhel Hospital.  Wide Open Vistas was able to provide a micro-research grant in 2015 (approx  $870) to Raju and his team so that they could purchase much needed tools for screening pediatric patients with vision issues. To date, they have screened 438 […]

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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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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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