NUWAKOT (2 August 2017) ─ Habitat for Humanity Nepal, Nepal Scouts and Boy Scouts of America Far East Council, along with supporters and friends, celebrated the completion of a training center at a dedication ceremony in Kakani, Nuwakot district on 2 August 2017.
The one-story structure, measuring 60 square meters (642.2 square feet), was built on Nepal Scouts’ premises and it will be used as a training center. Designed by Habitat Nepal and built with voluntary labor from 35 Nepal Scouts, the materials used were burnt bricks, bamboo truss and corrugated galvanized iron roofing sheets.
“With the same desire to build a better world, and the shared conviction in the power of the youth to make an impact, we are glad to partner with Nepal Scouts to realize the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Rick Hathaway, Vice President for Asia-Pacific, Habitat for Humanity.
“Our partnership with Habitat Nepal is a meaningful initiative in supporting our 2020 vision with 60,000 self-reliant members contributing to the society through development of young people supported by competent youth leaders”, Rabin Dahal, Chief Commissioner, Nepal Scouts.
Demonstrating their strong bond, Habitat for Humanity Nepal and Nepal Scouts will host a Scout Build in earthquake-affected Kavrepalanchok district from 4-5 August. The build will bring together members of the Boy Scouts of America to help Nepali families rebuild after the devastating 2015 earthquake. In the spirit of adventure and teamwork, the Scout volunteers will be living out their oath by helping others at all times and bringing out the best in others.
During the first Scout Build organized by Habitat Nepal in 2013, about 200 volunteers did mud plastering for the walls of houses and painted windows and doors alongside families in Panchkal, Kavrepalanchok district.