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Pictures (updated 26/03/2017)
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Visit to Hewa in September 2016 (slideshow, 18:20 m)
Klaus and Lukas Bender visited Hewa in September 2016. They came to see the just concluded construction of the village centre that had been built with support from the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ) and the German-Nepal Friendship Association.
Besides, they inspected the progress of reconstruction of houses in the village that had been destroyed or heavily damaged by the earthquakes of spring 2015 and they took part in the cornerstone ceremony for a kindergarten that is going to be built in 2017. Both these projects are run by the German organisation Nepal-Inzlingen supported by Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal and sponsored by the Fürsorge- und Bildungsstiftung, Germany.
Pharak and Khumbu 2016 (slideshow, 22:26 m)
From Hewa, Klaus and Lukas Bender together with Chitra Subba and Lhakpa Sherpa walked through Pharak to Khumbu. The pictures are taken from their trek between Kharikhola and Everest Base Camp in late September 2016.
Medical Health Camp organised by the American organisation Hike for Help in Hewa in December 2015: A collection of pictures taken by Chhiri Tendi Sherpa, Lhakpa Doma Sherpa and K.-H. Krämer. See also short report on this camp by Hike for Help. The organisation is planning to construct a health post in Hewa soon. We express our cordial thanks to Hike for Help for everything the organisation has already done for our village. See also video by Hike for Help with interviews.
Uwe Hens, treasurer of DNG, visits
Hewa (September 2015) [slideshow, 13:48 m]
The German-Nepal Friendship Association (DNG) is running a project in Hewa (Taksindu VDC, Solukhumbu, Nepal) for construction of a village centre. The project is supported by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation (BMZ). The local partner organisation is Shree Hewa Socio-cultural Community (HSCC). This project is planned to be completed in March or April 2016. Uwe Hens visited the Sherpa village in September 2015 to observe the progress of the project.
(See also videos on the video site of this homepage)
Leading members of HSCC inspect the project in Hewa (July 2015) [slideshow, 4:56 m]
Tendi Sherpa and friends distributing relief in Hewa (July 2015)
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Chhiri and his friends distributed money to village people affected by the big earthquakes of spring 2015. The money had predominantly been donated by people from Germany and some other countries. The German campaign had been supported by Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal, Koblenz, and the German Nepal Friendship Association, Cologne.
to Hewa in November 2012 (slideshow, 539.5 MB, 11:03 m)
Christa (chairperson of Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal) and Bernd Otto together with Chhiri Tendi Sherpa visited Hewa in November 2012. On this occasion, they initiated a program of sponsorship for village children who are studying at the Hewa primary school.
to Dudhkund, Solukhumbu (slideshow, 541.8 MB, 12:53 m)
In November 2012, Gyalzen Sherpa led a small group of tourists to Dudhkund, a glacial lake at mount Numbur in the northern part of Solu. The area is used by the Sherpas as grazing pasture for Yaks in summer. It also is a place of pilgrimage for both Buddhist and Hindus.
Népal et vous inaugurating bridge between
Nunthala and Hewa (slideshows)
In March 2012, Kusang Sherpa and friends led members of the French organisation Népal et Vous to Nunthala and Hewa where they inaugurated a new bridge between Nunthala and Hewa. Népal et Vous is a leading donor organisation of the area, supporting resp. constructing schools, hospitals and bridges in Chhanga, Yapil, Nunthala, Hewa, Chhulemo, Ringmo and Phaplu. On this occasion, they also visited the primary school of Hewa and the secondary school of Nunthala:
Way to Nunthala, Inauguration of bridge between Nunthala and Hewa, Visit of Hewa school, Visit of Nunthala secondary school, Way back via Taksindu
Visit to Hewa in March 2011 (slideshow, 974.6 MB, 22:52 m)
In March 2011, Lhakpa and Tsak together with other family members and friends went to Hewa for the celebration of their niece Chhiki Sherpa's final marriage ceremony. This collection of pictures shows the way to Hewa and views from the village and neighbouring Siteling four years ahead of the heavy earthquakes that gravely damaged these two villages in April and May 2015.
to Solukhumbu (slideshow, 296.6 MB, 15:23 m)
Together with members of the French organisation Lorraine-Népal and its German sister organisation Rheinland-Lorraine-Nepal, Tendi visited the projects of these organisations in Solu (schools on Salabesi, Tumbuk, Charghare and Phera) in November 2011. He later went on to Khumbu.