Earthquake shakes WAWCAS
Saturday’s earthquake in Nepal has upset us all. The center of the earthquake is close to Lamjung – an area where WAWCAS supports many women and their families.
Unfortunately, WAWCAS has not been able to get in touch with our employees from Lamjung
We are continuously trying to reach them and hope that it will soon be possible to get some news from the area.
The good news is, that Sangeeta and Sirish their immediate families and the staff in Kathmandu are all ok.
We are of course very shaken by the entire situation and our thoughts go out to the Nepalese WAWCAS team, our women and their families.
We will continuously keep an eye on the situation and keep trying to get in contact with the Lamjung team. Once we have an overview of how the earthquacke has affected WAWCAS, we will inform further about it.
The following articles in the newsletter below contain only news from the period before the earthquake and do not reflect the current situation.
International Program Director Nina Schriver has just returned after a busy and inspirational month in Nepal . What truly strikes her everytime she is in Nepal is the strength of the WAWCAS women
Read the interview with the program director and co-founder of WAWCAS Sangeeta Shrestha and learn more about why the WAWCAS program has such great effect.
The last few months have been very busy .
The Fontana Foundation paid WAWCAS a visit in Nepal and the new model for data collection has been established.
Rama Rai tells the story of the night when everything she work for rained away and how important the women in WAWCAS group is, when you have to start over.
Walter Zahnd from the Fontana Foundation visited WAWCAS in Nepal.
It made a big impression
Jorgen Fogh Hansen and Christine Thorsen, both volunteers at WAWCAS nternational, traveled to Nepal to help establish a new system for collecting data. In his own words Jørgen tells about the trip