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November 2016

October 2016

Team to visit Bichli Haveli in Udaipur, India this October

2017-06-23T15:48:59+00:00 October 6th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

Photo by Ravi Dhingra Our advance team is preparing for seven days on site at the Bichli Haveli this month. They'll be meeting with our partners (the Mehta family), potential collaborators (other nonprofits already doing good work in the community), and the community. The team will be providing input about community engagement, logistics, site work, [...]

July 2016

Be the first on site in Udaipur, India this October

2017-06-23T15:48:59+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Featured News, India Project|

Join Restoration Works International on an exploratory trip, October 18-27, 2016, to one of our future projects in Udaipur, India: the Bichli Haveli. As a participant, you'll be among the first RWI volunteers to arrive on site, and you'll play an important role in pre-program preparations by providing input about community engagement, logistics, site work, local programs [...]

Chhairo update – reconstruction of eastern structure and replastering

2017-06-23T15:48:59+00:00 July 26th, 2016|Nepal Project|

Over the last few months, the Chhairo community has reaffirmed its support for the gompa restoration. When the district provided development funding to the villagers, they decided to use some of it to rebuild the gompa's eastern structure opposite the new kitchen block. (Volunteers may remember the dilapidated structure that was there.) They also used [...]

April 2016

Chhairo update – kitchen block and gyalpo progress

2017-06-23T15:49:00+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Featured News, Nepal Project|

Thanks to your generosity during our #GivingTuesday campaign on December 1st and your end-of-year gifts, we met our goal of raising the last $10,000 needed to complete RWI's financial commitment to Chhairo. With the funds raised, the last of the work is underway. Second Story of Visitor/Kitchen Block Begun Now that the weather is getting [...]

Future project plans

2017-06-23T15:49:00+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Featured News, India Project, Mongolia Project, Nepal Project|

Restoration Works International's board of directors is actively evaluating potential projects in India and Thailand: a haveli (townhouse) and a cinema, respectively. Both are exciting projects that have the potential of truly helping the associated community while offering volunteers a unique and meaningful way to give back. We're also establishing relationships with communities in Cuba, [...]

December 2015

November 2015

A decade in Nepal drawing to a close

2017-06-23T15:49:00+00:00 November 10th, 2015|Featured News, Nepal Project|

With Restoration Works International's partnership, the Chhairo community has brought a crumbling ruin back to an operating monastery over the past 11 years. It was a bittersweet trip to Chhairo this autumn. Sweet for what it signified: we are close to reaching our goal of restoring this 300-year-old monastery. Bitter for knowing it was our [...]