All of us were heartbroken over the recent earthquakes in Nepal. The big question now is what can I do to help in the most effective way? The following proposal is the rough draft of a Go Fund Me proposal to cover my expenses in Nepal for about two months starting in September. If you’re an NGO in Nepal who’s interested in setting up an earthbag training center, please contact me by email.
This proposal outlines a plan to meet the overwhelming interest in earthbag building in Nepal. I’m looking for 4-6 training sites near Kathmandu where I can train builders in earthbag building starting in September, 2015. Twenty builders at a time could be trained during the two day workshops. Ideally we’d have a covered outdoor work area and a quiet place to show videos and give white board presentations. A translator with building knowledge would be needed. The NGO would need to feed and house the workshop participants overnight and bus them to and from the villages, as well as obtain the necessary tools and supplies. I plan to teach 7-10 days at each training site. Each training site must have decent Internet so I can maintain contact with other groups and the outside world. With this plan, 60 builders could be trained per week or 240 per month. This seems like the most effective way to spread earthbag building in Nepal.