Language Sites
  • UCAN China
  • UCAN India
  • UCAN Indonesia
  • UCAN Vietnam

Indian priests help with building homes in Nepal

The inter-faith initiative started by four Claretian priests invites donations and support from people

January 6, 2017

Mail This Article
(For more than one recipient, type addresses separated by commas)


Claretian priests in India have launched a program to build earthquake resistant homes and school facilities for those who continue to suffer in Nepal following a massive earthquake that killed some 9,000 two years ago.

Under the banner of Bangalore Cares for Nepal, the Claretian priests have started construction of a part of a school building and 60 permanent houses for the victims of the April 25, 2015 tragedy.

The inter-faith initiative started by four Claretian priests invites donations and support from people from different religions and even outside the country.

"Major chunk of the funds raised for relief and rehabilitation are from the Claritian mission society Proclade, in Spain," said Father George Kannanthanam, one of the founders of the Bangalore Cares for Nepal.

The foundation stone for the construction of a floor of the school building was laid on last Dec. 6 in Nepal’s remote Madhurapatty Village in Kavre district. The project for school and houses is scheduled for completion end of this year.

Want more stories like this?
Sign up to receive UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletters (You can select one or more)
Want more stories like this?
Sign up to UCAN Daily or Weekly newsletters
You can select one or more
First Cut
Morning Daily
(Morning Daily)
Full Bulletin
Afternoon Daily
(Afternoon Daily)
Weekender
Weekly
(Weekly)

LATEST