- Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
- November 2016
- Two weeks
- A New hope for Nepal See Project Updates
The Kathmandu valley in Nepal suffered major damage from the earthquake in 2015. Andrew’s project aided a local primary school, Thangpal Dhap, by installing a new toilet block, hand washing facilities, a septic tank and an effluent trench. The program was supported by charity group Healthabitat, and has helped to reduce disease and dangerous infections caused by dirty water by improving water sanitation. Together, they hope to improve the long-term health of students and increase school attendance.
We're making a lot of difference to the general health in the school and wider community.
Andrew Whalan has been involved in projects in Nepal for many years. The passionate plumber is committed to sharing his expertise, and held the position of coach and judge at the World Skills Competition 2017. The first phase of Andrew’s project is now complete, and he enjoyed travelling to the community in 2017 where he was able to check on its progress and provide additional support.