Last week, Rosie Swale-Pope (72), who is currently running from England to Nepal for PHASE passed through Vienna. PHASE Austria welcomed her on Heldenplatz in central Vienna where she arrived on Sunday after a tour de force of more than 100 km in two days. We would like to express our special thanks to Nina and Christian Burscha and their team at Folieren Austria who lovingly and beautifully re-wrapped Rosie’s trailer “Ice Chick”, her mobile home for the duration – and donated their work! On Thursday evening, Rosie went on towards Bratislava and Budapest – follow her here. We will continue to report on her journey!
PHASE Nepal is implementing a participatory video project, which enables the direct beneficiaries of PHASE projects to voice their opinions in short videos. The video below is from one of the project communities in Mugu District in the Karnali Region, where PHASE Nepal implements health, education and food security projects, also with support from PHASE Austria. Besides the positive feedback we noticed that one of the speakers draws attention to how hard PHASE staff work, and another already thinks ahead and suggests PHASE should also invest in market-oriented agriculture projects besides helping farmers produce enough for their own consumption.
In March, Brita Pohl (PHASE Austria Chairperson) had the opportunity to visit Hagam (Sindhupalchokk District) for the first time since 2007. The group joining the Hagam PHASE staff included Rudra Neupane and Prem Bahadur Bhattarai (PHASE Nepal Programme Managers), Dr. Gerda Pohl (PHASE health advisor), Margaret Lally (PHASE Worldwide Board member) and Tom Edwards (PHASE Worldwide Director). The 2015 earthquakes and a devastating landslide in the same year, Yanglakot village, where PHASE Austria implemented its first project ever – the construction of a secondary school – was nearly completely destroyed. Currently, PHASE supports the reconstruction of an outreach clinic in this community (funded by NAK Humanitas). One of the lovely […]