Projects

1. Project Name: Disabled Newlife Center (DNC)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Currently, 28 children with disability who live in a residential center
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Orthopedic Surgery, Prosthetics, Physiotherapy, Tutoring, Higher Education costs via sponsorships, Family-connection funding, Outings and Special Trips.
Partners: Rotary Club of Kopundol, Nepali Children’s Trust- U.K., Local Board
Additional Needs: Future sponsors for higher-education and enhancements for their new permanent facility which is in the process of being built.
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2. Project Name: Kathmandu Deaf School Sponsorships

Location: Naxal School for the Deaf, Kathmandu, Nepal
Beneficiaries: 15 children with deafness. The school also benefits through funds received via sponsorship
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: We provide the school fees for all 15 children and hostel room/board through sponsorship. Also provided are exam fees, lunch and bus fees.
Partners: Welfare Society for the Hearing Impaired (WSHI)
Additional Needs: New Computers are needed at the school for the computer classroom.
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3. Project Name: Purwanchal Deaf School Sponsorships

Location: Dharan, Nepal
Beneficiaries: 15 children with deafness.
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: We provide the school fees for all 15 children and hostel room/board through sponsorship. Also provided are exam fees. We have also provided computers for the children to learn computer skills on.
Partners: Purwanchal Deaf School, Welfare Society for the Hearing Impaired (WSHI)
Additional Needs: Would like to enlarge school with more space, computers and other educational enhancements.

4. Project Name: Kavre-Banepa School for the Deaf

Location: Kavre- Banepa, Nepal
Beneficiaries: 45 children with deafness.
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: We have provided two new computers and printers for the children to learn computer skills on, kitchen equipment, teacher salary supplements, copier/office equipment.
Partners: Rotary Club of Kavre-Banepa, Welfare Society for the Hearing Impaired (WSHI)
Additional Needs: Building enhancements, more computers, educational supplies.
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5. Project Name: Computer Training for Adults with Deafness scheduled to open in 2010

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Adults who will be trained in computer skills. 60 are projected to complete the program each year.
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Funds have been sent for infrastructure needs to start-up this program.
Partners: Welfare Society for the Hearing Impaired (WSHI)
Additional Needs: Computer equipment, software.

6. Project Name: Massage Training for Adults with Blindness – Pilot Program

Location: Tranquility Spa- Kathmandu, Nepal
Beneficiaries: 2- Adults with Blindness in year one.
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Funds for Massage Skills Training. The training program will be conducted by Mr. Bhuwan Phaiju- owner of Tranquility Spa. Individuals will be selected by the Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB). After the training program is complete, Tranquility Spa will provide jobs for the graduates.
Partners: Tranquility Spa, NAWB
Additional Needs: If the pilot program is successful, we will expand to train/employ more Blind/Visually-Impaired adults.

7. Project Name: Backpacks for the Blind/Visually-Impaired

Location: Throughout Nepal
Beneficiaries: Children with Blindness/Low-vision. 20 children in year one have been provided backpacks.
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Sponsors provide: A waterproof backpack containing : Folding Cane, Braille-Watch, Braille Ruler, Geometry Kit, Abacus and Braille Slate/Stylus. Cost per backpack – $75.
Partners: Nepal Association for the Welfare of the Blind (NAWB)
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8. Project Name: Nepal National Braille Library

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Children and Adults with Blindness
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Funding for new English Braille-Books, Logistics for shipping used Braille-books, funds for translating and printing of Nepal Braille Story books into Nepali Braille, two talking computers, shelving, desks and other infrastructure to start a library.
Partners: NAWB (Nepal Assoc. for the Welfare of the Blind), Rotary/Rotaract Club of Kasthamandap.
Additional Needs: Funds for to pay for a person with disability to staff the library. Funding for more Nepali Braille Books to be printed. Funding for additional new Braille books to be sent from the USA

9. Project Name: Funding support for Blind Children at Janjyoti School

Location: Rimwa, Gulmi District, Nepal
Beneficiaries: 13 Students with Blindness
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Braille-paper, slate/stylus, chess sets for BVI, kitchen equipment, blankets, backpacks and other basic needs.
Partners: None
Additional Needs: Student sponsorship for higher education, many other personal and educational needs that we would consider critical.

10. Project Name: School Sponsorship for Three Children with Blindness at Sanjiwani School

Location: Dhulikhel, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Three students with blindness
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Hostel Room/Board and any school/exam fees and costs that are not covered by the government, talking watches.
Partners: None
Additional Needs: Student sponsorship for higher education, many other personal and educational needs that we would consider critical.

11. Project Name: Cleft Lip & Palate Surgery Sponsorship

Location: Dharan, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Children with cleft lip and/or cleft palate
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Sponsorship for children to have surgery at the most appropriate age to correct this disabling condition.
Partners: Rotary Club of Dharan-Ghopa which is comprised of doctors who identify and perform the surgeries. Surgery sponsorships are $100 per child.
Additional Needs: Additional funding can provide for additional surgeries

12. Project Name: Orthopedic Surgery Sponsorship

Location: Kavre-Banepa, Nepal
Beneficiaries: Children needing corrective orthopedic surgery whose families cannot afford it.
Description of service(s) provided by TRIFC: Sponsorship for children to have surgery at HRDC children’s hospital. Surgery sponsorships are $250 per child.
Partners: Rotary Club of Kavre-Banepa who provide project oversight. HRDC hospital does the surgeries.
Additional Needs: Additional funding can provide for additional surgeries.

Past Project: Durbar School – Kathmandu, Nepal

The oldest public school in Nepal with students from very impoverished homes. We are beginning our second year of coordinating a pen-friend program at the school, linking the Nepali children to kids at Meadowdale High School in Edmonds and Forest Ridge High School in Bellevue.
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