July 2016

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 [...]

April 2015

Nepal earthquake update

2017-06-23T15:49:00+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Featured News, Nepal Project|

Thank you for your calls, emails, messages of concern for Nepal, and the Restoration Works International community. Thankfully, we have located our partners, colleagues, interns and friends. Head Lama Shashi Dhoj and the Tulachan family (including brother Chakra and nephews Prajeet and Prajwal) are safe. The Bhattachans in Nepal are also safe, as are John [...]