The following months after the earthquake of April 25 , the people of Langtang took time to set up camp for the shelter in Kathmandu (Yellow Gumpa), organize their survival, and then mourn for the loss of their families. But despite the pain they carried inside they immediately begun to move towards recovery. Despite the fact that they kept several petitions to the government, they could not return to Langtang. And no solution was given by the government. But they did not loose hope and carried on to find solutions from different directions. All of us living outside and in Nepal we created internet platforms to raise funds and provide information about what happened in Langtang and what actually the people are going through. In Kathmandu they created a Committee for managing the aid and pressuring the government to their requests of returing and resettling where they come from. They have also been organising various meetings with NGOs i, and individuals who are directly helping the people. Thanks to these NGO´s, Associations and Individuals, all the children of Langtang are in a boarding schools where they have the shelter, food and education.
Besides all above activities various training courses were given to the survivors meanwhile they are in Kathmandu by different NGO´s and private funds.
These courses are important because they provide opportunities to anyone who wishes to have more outlets in addition to their traditional way of survival in the field.
Some young villagers had introductory electricity courses during their stay in the refugee camp in Yellow Gumpa, to apply later in the reconstruction of their homes in Langtang.
18 August 2015- Today, we started a training program for porters at the Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NATHM) supported by HKS Nepal Fund and RASUWA RELIEF. Majority of the trainees are porters who have been displaced from Langtang and are currently residing at a camp in the Yellow Gumba in Kathmandu. The rest include porters from other places like Gorkha, rest of Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk.
By the end of the training program, they will receive their guide or porter guide licenses. In the coming days and weeks, I hope to highlight the trainees – their stories of survival, loss and resilience, and their insights on reviving trekking in Langtang, along with their pictures. It is difficult to imagine what they have gone through these past few months but we hope that this program will help them stay occupied as they wait/plan to go back to Langtang while also preparing them to better rebuild their lives once they are back.
5 September 2015- The Guide/Porter training at Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hospitality Management (NATHM) funded by Rasuwa Relief and Harvard Kennedy School Nepal fund is in full swing. Majority of students in these courses are from Langtang. Today, trainees were taken for wall climbing lessons where in addition to enjoying wall climbing, they were also given lectures on safety techniques during climbing and proper equipment handling by the renowned climber Pemba Gyalje Sherpa.
18 September 2015- SMALL HOTEL MANAGEMENT TRAINING.
Program ended today. All participants from Langtangpas get certificate from NATHM college of Hotel Management Academy. Celebrates our last day in training and certificate distribution.
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Donation for training from Solidarité Langtang: The Langtangpas were delighted by the first chef training cycle. Given their enthusiasm we decided to fund a portion of a second 40 courtesy days for forty Langtangpas. This training will take place in December in Kathmandu. The association made a deposit of 3,000 euros ($ 3,241) to Upasana Khadka (Rasuwa Relief) which was paid on the site Indiegogo crowdfunding, link below:
Enero 2016- FRENCH LANGUAGE CLASS STARTED FOR LANGTANGPAS. Thank you Pauline for sponsoring french Language class for Langtangpas. Classes has been started from Yesterday at Alliance Francaise De Kathmandu which is one of the best french Language institution in Kathmandu. We hope this language will help Langtangpas with their future. Thank you once again Pauline and association below. Association Porteurs d’Avenir. 11 rue du Faucigny 74 490 Saint Jeoire Déclaration n°W742001432 With best regards, Temba Lama. Chairman. Posted by Lhakpa Tamang Jangba. Secretary of Communication board team LMnRe Committee.
Enero 2016- LANGTANG DESIGN JEWELLERY TRAINING. Swoyambhu Group ( Next Training for Boudha Langtang Women soon) After couple of months waiting finally today we are able to start our Jewellery Training for Langtang women. Its was first thought by Virginia (Langtang Valley Health). After trying to coordinate for couple of months finally we start our Jewellery Training with help of various people and organisations. Now Training is lead by project Manager Elsa Häberle, where Andrew Mellor (buy and help a cause) who donated Rs. 41000.00 in hand of Lhakpa Jangba ( Beads with equipments and remaining cash has been handover to project Manager Elsa) for buying beads and starting this training but still it’s not enough where rest all expanses will be done by Sustainable Step with help of Tsering Pema. Elsa will submit the remaining cost for finished training soon to Sustainable step then we will announced how much is total donation done. Sarah Luaks has helped and spend lots of her time in research for these training where we like to thank her as well. We all are very happy and wish good luck for success of Langtang women. We Langtangpas like to Thank you Elsa who have donated her time for these training, Andrew Mellor who help us with fund, Virginia Dixon who Brough up these ideas and help through Gayaanan (Sustainable Step Nepal) for providing remaining all full fund for these training. We will soon announce amount when we get total fund needed from Elsa to get from Sustainable Step Nepal. Thank you Sustainable Step Nepal for funding these Training. Good luck.
“I have college in the morning, but in the afternoon I have time, so I come here,” shared a young Tibetan woman, while wrapping the thin wire around a pair of pliers and carefully threading beads on it.” From January 12-15 #OMNepal hosted a jewelry making training to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Langtang community, a village destroyed by a landslide caused by the earthquake last April. The jewellery making training aims to help women learn a new skill with which they can support their families. The jewellery will be sold and the money will go to the reconstruction of the Langtang community. Group Name Lists Below:
1. Yangchen Tamang (age 44) Mundu, Langtang village- 2
2. Karmu Tamang (age 40) Langtang village- 6
3. Pema Tamang (age 28) Langtang village-7
4. Phurpu Tamang (age 60) Langtang village-7
5. Kalhazom Tamang (age 55) Langtang village- 6
6. Karyang Tamang (age 70) Langtang village-5
7. Dolma Dhomarey (age 27) Mundu, Langtang village-3
8. Tengyalmu Tamang (age 38) Langtang village-5
9. Chuki Tamang (age 34) Gumba, Langtang village-9
10. Sumjo Tamang (age 30) Langtang village-5
11. Tenzing Dolma (age 21) Sindum, Langtang village-1
12. Phurjangmu Tamang (age 30) Gumba, Langtang village-9
13. Chopema Tamang (age 20) Langtang village-5
14. Wangzen Dolma (age 35) Mundu, Langtang village-3
15. Karchung Tamang (age 34) Gumba, Langtang village-8
16. Ghaki Tamang (age 30) Langtang village-4
17. Phurpu Tamang (age 40) Langtang village-7
18. Dawa Gyalmu (age 40) Langtang village-4
19. Yanki Tamang (age 31) Langtang village-5
20. Gyalmu Tamang (age 30) Gumba, Langtang village-9
21. Tsering Nima (age 33) Kyanjin Gumba, Langtang village-1