TRAS 55th Annual General Meeting

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You are cordially invited to the 55th Annual General Meeting of the Trans-Himalayan Aid Society. We’ll have a short business meeting, including a presentation on the new Societies Act and a draft of our new bylaws, as well as a review of TRAS activities for the past year. And of course it’s always a good […]

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Himalaya Program: Understanding Nepal after the 2015 earthquakes

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The Himalaya Program at UBC is organizing two public events on Nepal‘s recovery after the 2015 earthquakes: a public lecture on Friday evening, September 15, at UBC, and a community forum on Sunday afternoon, September 17, at Robson Square. Please note that the community forum will be in Nepali, so it’ll be of most interest to Nepali-speakers. If you’d like to […]

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Spring Newsletter

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Our Spring Newsletter is now available! Read about our recent TRAS success stories, learn about current education projects, upcoming events and more.  

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April 25: Talk by Mark Turin on Thangmi people of Dolakha, Nepal

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Join us on April 25 when Dr. Mark Turin, with the Department of Anthropology at UBC, gives a presentation on his long-term fieldwork with the Thangmi-speaking people of Dolakha, Nepal

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Counting Down to the Tibetan New Year

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As we are counting down the days to the Tibetan New Year on February 27, the Trans Himalayan Aid Society board and staff would like to take this opportunity to wish all our friends and members warmest good wishes and our hope for a peaceful, healthy and fulfilling New Year. As Losar draws near, we […]

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Share the Love this Valentine’s Day!

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This Valentine’s Day, let’s show our love for young girls in the Himalayas by giving them an education and setting them up for a fulfilling life, rather than leaving them to be coerced into early marriage. Your donations will go to the TRAS education projects in northern India and Nepal, where our partners are working […]

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Request for library at Munsel-ling School

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Munsel-ling School has requested help to update its tiny library. TRAS member Carole Nakonechny has visited the School and believes strongly that there is a real need for a better library

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Update from Shree Faselung Social Service charity

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TRAS is thrilled to hear that the Shree Faselung Social Service charity in Dolakha, Nepal, has already built all 200 toilets

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Humla Delights Café featured in Nepali newspaper

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What a boost for the Humla Delights Café in Simikot, the little capital of Humla District in Nepal

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Winter Newsletter

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Our Winter Newsletter is now available! Read the latest President’s Message, get an update on our Scholarship Fund and learn about our Project Year in Review.

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Summer Newsletter

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Read about the upcoming TRAS AGM and reports from the field in our Summer Newsletter

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Nepal: One Year After the Earthquake

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A year has gone by since the devastating earthquakes in Nepal – and Nepal’s people have shown their incredible resilience and determination.

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Support Reconstruction of 200 toilets in Dolakha, Nepal

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There is not a single house in the village that did not suffer damage during the earthquake of April 2015. Almost into a year now since the disaster, all the households are living in makeshift shelters that have been created from salvaged materials. The makeshift toilets have been a serious concern to them.

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Nepal: Response, Relief & Recovery

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A talk by Professor Mark Turin. Mark’s richly illustrated talk will position the nation’s response, relief and recovery, following the catastrophic earthquakes of April and May, 2015, in a deeper historical and social context.

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Sikkim Project Update

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December 2015: The latest news from Lama Paljor is that the children are much healthier now that they are enjoying a nutritious lunch.

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Winter 2015 newsletter

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View the Winter Newsletter for a message from the TRAS President, reports from the field, upcoming events, and more.

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