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Geologist Site Survey : A significant chapter in the annals of the project, "Our Dream Village, Rebuilding Duguna Gadi Villages, "began when the first team of American geologists Robert Leanburk, Elya R Hogan and team reached the remote and devastated  terrains of Tatopani VDC Sinduplachowk. The team of geologists armed with advanced technical expertise conducted a detailed survey of the area, identifying areas that would be safe for building houses as well as demarcating arable and cultivable land. A terrific start to the realization of building  hamlets  and  breathing back life into a community that had lost it all.

Huge gorges cutting across the hills appear after the earthquake, Mr. Robert Leanburn  and Dr. D.P. Adhikari surveying the site 

Soil checking by geologist Roshan  Raj Bhattarai

Checking the different soil types at the site in Yarmasing

Eliya R. Hogan discusses the survey with  Mr. Robert Leanburk

Eliya and  Roshan : Geologists surveying  and marking the map

Mr. Robert  Leanburk  taking notes 

Markings made by geologists of the various zones 

 Mr. Robert Leanburk and the team of geologists being assisted  at the site  by a team of volunteers and villagers

Fixing the pegs to demarcate land: Pedro with a volunteer from the village

Surveying the terrains in the vicinity of the villages 

Taking the rock samples for analysis 

The team of geologist take a group photo after concluding the survey 



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Site Visit to Tatopani VDC, Sindhupalchowk

Site Visit: The foundations of a mile stone in the history of Camp Hope was laid by the first ever site visit of the Vice Chairperson of the Dwarika's Foundation,Sangita Shrestha Einhaus to Tatopani, VDC Sindupalchowk one of the most impacted districts  that was flattened out by the May 12th earthquake. Sangita Shrestha Einhaus, spear heading this challenging, arduous and yet rewarding  task says,” Walking through the  villages that had been razed to rubble and witnessing first-hand the massive destruction of the earthquake was shocking and dreadful, the destruction was inconceivable and  tenfold more than that imagined by us.” The long and arduous first site visit lays the foundation of the dream project, “Our Dream Village Rebuilding Duguna Gadi Villages,” that envisions  the rebuilding and restoration of 14 villages and foresees the building of  222 seismic approved and designed houses, incorporating traditional lifestyles and designs.

The destroyed embankments of the Bhote Koshi River before the village 

Uphill through difficult terrain Vice Chairperson of the Dwarika’s Foundation,Sangita Shrestha Einhaus  

Vice Chairperson of the Dwarika’s Foundation talking with Geologist Dr. DP Adhikari 

Holy stupas in ruins after the massive earthquake 

The sudden appearance  of a stream on the way to Dimithang after the earthquake 

 The damage that has made houses uninhabitable: Mr. Rejong’s house  

Villagers of Dumithang  describing the earthquake to Sangita Shrestha Einhaus, the Vice Chairperson of the Dwarika’s Foundation

Wrecked and shattered houses in the village 

 Salvaging and rescuing what ever can be saved from the rubble 


Villagers of Duguna  waiting to warmly welcome the team

94 year old Ratna  Bahadur Kafle,  the oldest resident, welcomes the team.

Garlanded and welomed in  Bhumachaur and Yarmasing , Kale, Tokey and Hienko

The shattered Tashi Darkaling monastery at Yarmasing 

Sonam’s  house perched at the edge  of the landslide along Yarmasing

Pemba Sherpa’s house  in Bhumachaur destroyed after the earthquake 

One of the many temporary shelters in the village of Thansur

Victims overlooking their shattered homes with resigned acceptance

Drawings and stationery scattered inside the destroyed primary school, Shree Bhumachaur, Yarmasing

Arable culitvable land destroyed by huge cracks after the earthquake

Making way through the night surrounded by   remains of the Bhote Koshi bridge