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.

Association for Nepal Synapse Self-Reliance Support in Japan

The Association for Nepal Synapse Self-Reliance Support in Japan (ANSSSJ) is a non-political, non-governmental, not for profit humanitarian organisation based in Japan. Established in 2008, the ANSSSJ intends to develop opportunities for women in Nepal to generate an income and contribute to their children’s education.

The ANSSSJ aims to provide basic education for marginalised children and to provide work-training programs for parents who are unable to send their children to school due to a lack of income or employment.

The ANSSSJ also plans to establish local sales branches, enabling the selling of the products made by those who receive such work training. In consequence, the ANSSSJ helps the community to attain a more circulatory, income-generating and sustainable state, where the residents make their everyday lives more self-reliant, autonomous and independent, and a thus able to provide education for their children.

On a long-term basis, the ANSSSJ also helps the Nepali people to conserve their cultural and historical traditions through the realisation of autonomy and cultural embodiment in everyday life.

Safe Drinking Water Project

In 2010, the Lions Club of Pokhara Annapurna organised a second safe drinking water project, with the support of IAG LCIF, the Lions Club of Tokyo Shintoshin and LCIF. This was the first IAG project in Nepal. This project involved distributing thirty portable water purification machines to government schools. The total project cost was 618, 764 rupees.