"A journey for Nepal", l'expo au profit du Népal

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"A journey for Nepal", l'expo au profit du Népal

<p>                                     <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1708011412767629/" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt; [ Link to facebook event] &lt;&lt;&lt;</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Profil-1447620942" height="223" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251934/profil-1447620942.jpg" width="223"></p> <p>                                                      <strong>Ioan Levi</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> One month ago I arrived back in France after a <strong>year</strong> abroad following my graduation from engineering school. I spent the first<strong> six months</strong> of my year out doing <strong>voluntary work in India</strong> and travelled in <strong>Asia</strong> and the <strong>Middle East</strong> for the other 6 months. This past month I have spent organizing a project dear to my heart that emerged during the trip, more precisely in Nepal. The project is a <strong>humanitarian photo exhibition about my journey</strong>.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Gokyo_ri_en-1447628899" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251969/Gokyo_Ri_EN-1447628899.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Why a humanitarian photo exhibition?</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Last April I was trekking in Nepal when a <strong>7.8 magnitude earthquake</strong> struck the country, killing nearly <strong>9,000 people</strong> and making a <strong>million homeless</strong>. I stayed there to <strong>volunteer</strong> with the NGO Nepal Grassroots Recovery and my passion for <strong>photography</strong> took over, leading me to this exhibition project. Today Nepal is faced with a complex economic and political crisis which is hindering the country’s recovery from the disaster.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The exhibition will be<strong> </strong>free. We will raise money for Nepal by <strong>selling photograph</strong>s and <strong>postcards</strong> and give the proceeds to the two NGOs described below. For<strong> every</strong> <strong>EURO</strong> collected through this fundraising operation, we would like to<strong> give</strong> the NGOs <strong>€2</strong>. The final goal is thus to give <strong>€5,000</strong> to Nepal.</p> <p>  </p> <p> The exhibition is scheduled from the <strong>17th of December 2015 to the 10th of January 2016</strong> in Paris <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1708011412767629/" target="_blank">[Link to the Facebook event]</a>. I will exhibit around twenty pictures taken on my travels, from India and Nepal to Iran, through China and Kirghizstan. There will be a stand for buying or ordering prints as well as greeting cards.</p> <p> <img alt="Village_en-1447628941" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251970/village_EN-1447628941.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>An unforgettable trek</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> Most tourists were evacuated after the disaster, but I continued my trek amidst the tremors that were still strong and part of daily life. I was deeply touched by the experience of <strong>passing through devastated villages</strong>, meeting people bravely struggling while being myself at risk all the time.</p> <p>  </p> <p> When I came back to Kathmandu I joined <strong>Nepal Grassroots Recovery</strong> and volunteered with them for several weeks. We supplied food to remote villages and built temporary shelters before the monsoon started. Today, nothing has been rebuilt and people are still struggling to live there.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Lenine_en-1447628956" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251971/lenine_EN-1447628956.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>A solo journey</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> After six months volunteering in India, my stay in Nepal became the beginning of another journey through west <strong>China</strong>, <strong>Kirghizstan</strong> and the <strong>Caucasus</strong>, ending in <strong>Iran</strong> and finally <strong>Turkey</strong>. During this year abroad I lived with a number of different ethnic groups and nationalities, including Uighurs, Kurds and Tibetans. I had the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of cultures completely different from my own and see some truly stunning landscapes I would like to share through this exhibition.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="My_trip_en-1447681184" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/252087/my_trip_EN-1447681184.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> In this time of trouble, I think it would be a pleasant way to gather and share experiences about different cultures in an enjoyable atmosphere and at the same time commit in favor of Nepal.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Moines_en-1447628971" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251972/moines_EN-1447628971.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Projects we support</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> The two projects below were selected because they deal with traditions as well as modernity, helping Nepal in both the long run and the short term. These projects are carried out by professional and trustworthy friends of ours, which avoids the problem of funds not reaching their intended destination, a major concern for the success of any humanitarian project.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Project #1: Help the Dalit Gandharba People through Crisis Recovery International</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Cri-1447627193" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/251963/CRI-1447627193.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Crisis Recovery International is currently working to provide assistance that will empower the Dalit Gandharba communities of Nepal to become increasingly self-supporting as they recover from the earthquake disaster that recently devastated their country in April 2015.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Your donation will be used to fund <strong>long-term sustainable development</strong> within the Gandharba communities through the legal <strong>purchase of animals and seeds</strong> for community agriculture projects and also the purchase of supplies and funding of teaching programs to help the Gandharba in applying their instrument-making talents to the <strong>creation of other practical and easy-to-sell items</strong> (such as stools). For more information on the situation of the Gandharba people of Nepal and the NGO, please see the links below:</p> <p>  </p> <p> More about the Gandharba people: <a href="http://crisisre.nextmp.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Gandharba-web-site-appeal.pdf" target="_blank">Dalit Gandharba Presentation</a></p> <p> Crisis recovery international: <a href="http://www.crisisrecovery.org" target="_blank">www.crisisrecovery.org</a></p> <p> On facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CrisisRecoveryInternational/?fref=ts" target="_blank">CrisisRecoveryInternational</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u>Project #2: Support kids’ creative education with Nepal Grassroots Recovery</u></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Makers_spaces-1448006949" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/253365/Makers_spaces-1448006949.jpg"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Nepal Grassroots Recovery is moving on from its role distributing emergency aid to start building innovative <strong>Maker Spaces/ schools</strong> in the epicenters of Nepal's quakes. The goal is to provide free technology and training for kids to instill a <strong>D.I.Y. mindset</strong>. By providing tools and technology ranging from hammers to 3D printers, we are providing opportunities that drive creativity, self-learning, and innovation that empower kids to achieve their dreams.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Just in case you were wondering, a Maker is someone who makes. Our goal is to make Makers. By teaching tech with <strong>culturally relevant projects</strong>, kids learn that they can create their own world and possibilities. We believe that showing a child that they can accomplish great things with<strong> Engineering</strong>, <strong>Science</strong>, <strong>Technology</strong>, <strong>Entrepreneurship</strong>, <strong>Art</strong>s, and <strong>Math</strong> (E.S.T.E.A.M.) will not only prevent rural villages from falling farther behind the developed world, but can support a village’s medical, infrastructure, and cultural needs.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Finally, the Maker's Space facilities will function as a<strong> village resource center/tool library</strong>, volunteer hub for Nepal Grassroots Recovery volunteers/teachers can come and help to rebuild Nepal, and a center for <strong>free adult education</strong>. We believe that in less than one to two years; we can teach people living in remote villages to independently compete in a global job market.</p> <p>  </p> <p>  </p> <p> Please visit our website: <a href="http://www.nepalgrassrootsrecovery.org/" target="_blank">www.nepalgrassrootsrecovery.org</a>,</p> <p> Or send us an email with inquiries about the projects, concerns, or instructions on how to volunteer at:</p> <p> info@nepalgrassrootsrecovery.org.</p> <p> To follow us on facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NepalGrassrootsRecovery/?fref=ts" target="_blank">NepalGrassrootsRecovery</a></p>

Allocation of funds

<p> <strong>If we reach the target, the money will finance the exhibition to sell photos and postcards. And so<strong> a donation of €25 to this fundraising will allow us to give €50 to Nepal!</strong></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Venue</strong>: <strong>Galerie 88</strong>, a restaurant-gallery near the Hotel de Ville in Paris (4th)</p> <p> <strong>Date</strong>: the exhibition is scheduled from the <strong>17th of December 2015 to the 10th of January 2016</strong></p> <p>                           </p> <p>                                     <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1708011412767629/" target="_blank">&gt;&gt;&gt; [ Link to facebook event] &lt;&lt;&lt;</a></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Profit estimate</strong>:</p> <p>  </p> <p> Knowing that the exhibition will last at least 25 days, taking advantage of the Christmas crowd in this busy tourist area of Paris and with a suitable communication campaign, we hope to attract an average of around twenty people per day. Even with a relatively small margin compared to professional artistic work we believe we can raise around €5,000 by selling photographs and postcards.</p> <p>  </p> <p> Now we need to finance the communication campaign, the printing of the photos and installation costs.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>By helping us you would:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Contribute to a charitable and artistic project</p> <p> - Enable the discovery of little known cultures through a photo reportage</p> <p> - Do a good deed by allowing us to support the previous projects in Nepal which are dear to us and will improve the situation there!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Our Budget:</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> - Communication campaign (flyers, posters, press articles): €200</p> <p> - Printing of 750 postcards: €400</p> <p> - Printing of 30 photos 40 cm x 60 cm: €750</p> <p> - Framing on aluminum Dibond: €750</p> <p> - Installation fees: €400</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>Total €2,500</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong>If we exceed our target, any extra money will go straight to the NGOs in Nepal, so we kindly invite you to continue donations beyond the target! :)</strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="L_a_et_moi-1448617061" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/255334/L_a_et_moi-1448617061.jpg"></p> <p> <em>                The organisation duo: Ioan Levi (left) and Léa Lévi (right)</em></p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><strong>                        Thank you very much for your kind support!</strong></strong></p> <p>  </p> <p> <u><em>And a big thank to Yamina and Sonia who helped me to start this crowdfunding and work with me on the project now!</em></u></p>



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