Olivier Zitoun wrote -
Tents to Nepal is a fast-growing grassroots venture providing immediate and long term relief to the most affected villages in Nepal. Within one week, our first trucks were transporting loads of canvas from North India to set up shelters in Gorkha, at the epicenter of the earthquakes.
In collaboration with ABARI and Learning Planet, Tents To Nepal is providing high quality canvas for community spaces, health posts and transitional schools made with bamboo and salvageable material in 14 districts surrounding Gorkha. Long lasting canvas, tools and training are offered to the local communities, who approved the designs, and participate in the set-up process.
Tents To Nepal is an organic network of like-minded organizations, all united and committed to help rebuild Nepal: ABARI (sustainable design and construction firm – Nepal), Learning Planet, (socially and environmentally committed educational nonprofit), Friends of India Giving Back (volunteering organization).
Tents To Nepal was initiated by Olivier Zitoun and Ramana's Garden (orphanage in Rishikesh - India) and supported by hundreds of donors throughout the world, including major organizations such as ORGANIC INDIA (Tulsi Tea & True Wellness company - India) and UPLIFT (collaborative media platform celebrating Oneness In Action – global).
8,000 schools are in ruins following Nepal’s earthquake. ABARI & Learning Planet’s innovative designs for transitional schools provide children with a sheltered space to study, spend time together, and feel safe during the coming monsoon season. If you feel inspired to share with your friends, colleagues or community, your group could provide a transitional classroom as a collective donation here
Tunnel tent designs are used in lower altitudes, whereas yurts are required for community spaces, transitional schools, health posts and monasteries in the higher altitude areas. You can help shelter the people by sending Tents To Nepal.
Timing is the essence, as every hour, every day counts. The sooner we can buy canvas, the sooner we will be able to give shelter to families and communities before the rains begin.
We are grateful for the gift of joining together with the people of Nepal in the spirit of care and compassion. This circle is ever expanding as we join hands and share prayers and offerings, as one family, and respond with #loveInAction by supporting #TentsToNepal.
100% of the funds will be used to buy canvas/supplies and shipping tents to Nepal. Friends of Ramana's Garden is a non profit 501c.
Here’s where to see how your generous donations are being put to good use and to learn more about what’s happening on the ground: