Build is published annually by the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA). In the 2018 edition, an article about the work of ABIN appeared. Here’s a copy of the article for those who have not yet seen it.
If you’re using a small screen, you can get a more viewable version by clicking here.VICA_Mag_2018_ABIN
Thank you to everyone who came out and participated in the ABIN 1st Annual Trail Run! It was a huge success, we had well over 100 runners completing the challenging 5k and 10k courses. With the beautiful weather and fantastic turnout we couldn’t have asked for a better first year. Between entry fees, generous donations, and ABIN merchandise sales we raised over $3500 which allows ABIN to provide brand new furniture for 2 classrooms Yagyamati Secondary School in Kathmandu. Yagyamati was partially destroyed in the earthquake, Nepal’s government managed to channel some funds for reconstruction of 6 classrooms. Rob visited the school in November, 2017, and found out that two of these classrooms were sitting empty with no furniture for the students.
The Prairie Inn Harriers support in all the logistics of the race was incredible, thank you so much to everyone who volunteered their time and especially to Bob Reid. We were so lucky to have mouthwatering Nepali food at the finishline donated by The Mint, and served by the lovely owner Rajen and his wife Nina who have been huge supporters of our cause and as Nepalis themselves they see the impact organizations like ours can have in their home country. Thanks also to 218 Run for their support and volunteer t-shirts, to Titanium Tents who supplied a tent for race day, and to The Market on Millstream and Thrifty Foods who donated post race snacks.
Here are some of the photos from the day, we will also be posting more photos on our Facebook over the next week.
We have waited a long time for this day, and thanks to the support of you all it is finally here. The children of Apchaur have left their temporary school and moved into the building completed by Another Brick In Nepal. Our Nepali project manager, Parshu, was there yesterday to and over the keys to the school committee in a ceremony attended by the local government and some representatives from SODEC (our Nepal non-profit partner) along with all the children and teachers of the Bandevi Primary School.
Here are some pictures of the auspicious event:
We are very happy to announce the Another Brick in Nepal 1st Annual Trail Run on March 11th, 2018! Thanks to the amazing support of the Prairie Inn Harriers Running Club we are able to put together this 5k/10k race through East Sooke Park. This is the first ever sanctioned race in the stunning East Sooke Park! It’s a beautiful spot, and a great chance to come out and support ABIN while we continue raising funds to rebuild our 2nd school in Nepal.
All the information you need, including the course description and online registration, can be found here. Entrance is $25 for either distance, and there will be some swag and prizes for our top overall finishers at the end of the race. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us via Facebook or email .