HELP NEPAL International Day 2003
HELP NEPAL Network celebrated its annual HELP NEPAL International Fund Raising Day between July 19 and August 03 in various countries raising in total around £2,000 for the fund's future projects.
On the occasion, HELP NEPAL Network-Australia (HeNNA) was formally launched at a ceremony held in Victoria.
The program, attended by around 80 people, began with a poster display, presentations by invited speakers and HeNN-Australia members sharing experiences and talking about the Network's concept and vision.
That was followed by a short cultural program, luncheon, raffle, group photographs and interactive discussions.
About £620 was raised on the occasion. One of the special guest speakers, a representative of Nepal Australian Link newspaper, published from Sydney, promised a permanent column for HeNN-Australia's activities in the paper.
Similarly, various functions were held in Austria, Italy, Nepal, the UK and the USA.
In Nepal, the occasion was also used to donate money to HELP NEPAL's two new projects.
£2,000 was donated to build a health post in remote Mugu district and further £2,000 was donated to Sahara Group in Nepalgunj to support the children affect by the recent violence in the country.
The Mugu project will receive further £2,000 upon successful completion of the first phase of the project.