Shree Ram Adharbud Drinking Water Project: The International Youth Mobilization for Social Service Program

In 2001, the Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna began a deworming program, to detect protozoa and other worms, which are transmitted by contaminated drinking water. We discovered that approximately 70% of students in the Pokhara valley have serious diseases because of contaminated water. Since then, we have attempted to combat this issue in multiple ways. We have held many health camps to screen and treat children and adults for worms. We have also distributed 70 water purification machines in different government schools. However, this was found to be an insufficient long term solution, due to the maintenance requirements of these machines.

Therefore, we have come up with a new vision, and the International Youth Mobilization for Social Service Program has begun. This program entails building heavy duty water tanks underground. These tanks will last at least 100 years, which means children will have a continuous supply of clean water. Norwood Secondary College, in Australia, has partnered with us to install these tanks at the Shree Ram Adharbud School. Norwood Secondary College students have also repainted the Shree Ram Adharbud school buildings. 

This program is designed to encourage the younger international generation to get involved in social service. It has the added benefit of facilitating cultural exchanges between Nepal and other countries. Installing clean water supply systems has a huge and lasting impact for our school students. This has also been an eye opening experience for our partner volunteers, who have become aware of how Lions help those people in need.

Future Projects

Our current plans for future projects include:

  • Narchang clinic project at Megdi Tatopani
  • Drinking water projects at Kanya High School, Kudar Adharbud School and Tashi-Ling Tibetan Camp
  • One major health camp
  • Tasis International School drinking water project at Tserok Marpha


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May Earthquake Support Timeline

3rd May 

A team of Lions from the Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna went to inspect the affected buildings in the Puranchaur village, Kaski. We have also provided relief materials, worth 150,000 rupees, to the Gorkha district. This district is 70km from Pokhara. This was coordinated by Lion Dr. Gopi Lal Shrestha.

5th May 

We have provided 100 sets of relief materials to Pakuwa, in the Parbat district, which is 70km from Pokhara. This was worth 300,000 rupees. We have also provided thirty five sets of relief materials to the Gorkha district, which is also 70km from Pokhara (worth 100,000 rupees).

7th May 

We have distributed 30,000 rupees worth of new clothes to the children who were accommodated at Kalawang Ghaderi Tamu Samaj, Birauta, Pokhara, following the quake.

10th May

A team of Lions went to inspect the affected buildings in Lahachowk village, Kaski.

15th May 

We have distributed another truck of drinking water (worth 100,000 rupees). This truck went to Barpa Gorkha, from Pokhara.

16th May 

We have distributed relief materials to the Lahachowk village, Kaski (worth 50,000 rupees).

22nd May 

We have organised skills training and cash donations for the earthquake victims at Tamu Chi Nepal, Pokhara (worth 30,000 rupees).

28th May 

Our president,  Lion Yadunath Adhikari, has distributed free drinking water to earthquake victims at the Western Regional Hospital, the Gandaki Medical College, the Manipal Teaching Hospital, The Jyoti Vocational Training Centre, the Kalabang Ghaderi Tamu Samaj and The Tamu Dhi Nepal, in Pokhara. The water was worth 200,000 rupees.

Now we are planning rebuilding projects, to rebuild school buildings, community buildings and individual houses and renovate drinking water systems. In the long term, we are planning to provide skills training, for industries such as farming, vegetable gardening, mushroom farming and livestock farming.