Help Save Nepali Culture in America

 

https://www.gofundme.com/motherlandnepal

American Nepalese community need your urgent support  to help build cultural center in Bayarea California in order to preserve rich Nepali culture in America for our future generations.

We need your support to meet our goal. No donation is small, if you cannot provide monetary donation you can still help us by sharing this video, like the video or leave a comment and this all will also count towards contribution.

The Nepali of the San Francisco Bay area have an urgent need for this Cultural Center. The center would provide services to every part of the Nepali Community such as low-income houses, education and college prep counseling for students, economic development, employment training, and help to spawn micro-business with business plans and financing.

Examples of planned outreach include providing hot meals to the senior homeless, and English language classes for new Nepali immigrants. Thus the Center would be the central place for socialization-making friends and contacts- and a means of keeping the rich Nepali culture alive through the new generations.

This is the 1st stage of our crowed funding which will go towards securing a location and paying a deposit. We have applied for two grants as well.

If everything goes as expected we will have enough money to get our cultural center in East Bay.

Thank you.

Anil Pandey
Founder
MotherlandNepal.org

When Facebook saved lives in Nepal

This is a guest post by Ruth Newman, Nepal programme officer for the British Red Cross

When the massive earthquake struck Nepal’s Kathmandu Valley last April, I was about to board a plane on the other side of the country. Not knowing about the quake, I landed in Kathmandu less than two hours later surrounded by panic and devastation – buildings had crumbled, people were trapped, and electricity supplies and mobile phone networks were down.

But there was a wifi connection so I quickly logged onto Facebook on my phone to tell family and friends that I was OK.
And I was not alone. All over the valley and the world, people were using Facebook to communicate about the quake.

Google executive killed in Nepal earthquake while hiking Everest

Fredinburg was privacy director for the company’s Google X team, which is responsible for some of the search company’s more forward-thinking initiatives, including driverless cars and Google Glass.
A frequent and experienced climber, Fredinburg was scaling Everest with two other Google (GOOGL, Tech30) employees this weekend, while a 7.8-magnitude earthquake caused an avalanche.
Though the other two Googlers survived along with other sherpas and climbing team members, Fredinburg succumbed to a severe head injury, according to an Instagram post on his account written by his sister.
“We appreciate all of the love that has been sent our way thus far and know his soul and his spirit will live on in so many of us,” his sister Megan wrote. “All our love and thanks to those who shared this life with our favorite hilarious strong willed man. He was and is everything to us.”
His girlfriend, Ashley Arenson, called Fredinburg “magical” in a CNN interview on Sunday.
“He had this way of making the people around him just feel special without even trying, and make people feel feel like they could accomplish anything they wanted,” Arenson said.
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Fredinburg formed the Google Adventure Team, which mapped exotic locations for Google’s Street View tool. The team took 360-degree photos of the summit of Mt. Everest and the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, among others.
A Google executive who made headlines for dating actress Sophia Bush, Fredinburg had been posting photos and updates of his adventures in Nepal on Instagram and Twitter, where he referred to himself as an “adventurer, inventor, and energetic engineer.”
Bush shared her grief on Instagram, calling Fredinburg “one of my favorite human beings” and “one of the great loves” of her life.
“Today I find myself attempting to pick up the pieces of my heart that have broken into such tiny shards, I’ll likely never find them all,” she wrote. “Today I, and so many of my loved ones, lost an incredible friend.”