…And education for all

October 20, 2015


Putting on the finishing touches...

The Ganesh Than school rebuild is complete.

How a broken thong lead to a Buddhist funeral

October 13, 2015


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A cluster of ramshackle tin sheds, where women serve chai and children buy handfuls of sweets constitutes the central business district of Chondeni, a short walk uphill from Ganesh Than.

Posted in: Culture

Rebuilding Nepal: Week 2

October 5, 2015


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The second week of rebuilding in Ganesh Than has seen the school begin to take form.

Posted in: Current Issues, Travel

Rebuilding Nepal: Ganesh Than Primary School

September 29, 2015


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In the mountain village of Ganesh Than, in the Kavre district, the April/May earthquakes struck hard.  An estimated 25 buildings, including many houses were destroyed and livestock including cows, goats and chickens killed.  One elderly woman died, while in the surrounding villages it is estimated that around 35 lives were lost.

Posted in: Current Issues, Travel

A migrant crisis or a refugee opportunity?

September 7, 2015



Europe does not have a migrant crisis. This may sound an unbelievable statement, given the recent images beamed across the globe, however the issue can be viewed and addressed differently when seen through an alternate lens – a refugee opportunity. What Europe has, first of all, involves asylum seekers and refugees, not migrants. This is […]

Movie fans confused about how to appropriately honour Wes Craven

August 31, 2015



The death of filmmaker Wes Craven has put fans in a spin, about how to appropriately honour the revolutionary horror director.

Tony Abbott announced as ambassador for prostate cancer awareness month

August 25, 2015



Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been unveiled as the national ambassador for prostate cancer awareness month, launching in September.

Posted in: Australia, Humour, Politics