To attend the ceremony, village committee members came all the way from the Sindhupalchowk district including other villagers who came down to the Camp Hope in Kathmandu for the event. All the Camp Hope residents and the villagers were dressed up in their traditional outfit to welcome the Japanese ambassador to Nepal Mr. Masashi Ogawa and his wife and Embassy officers Mr. Eiji Yokoi and Ms. Furukawa Natsuko with great hospitality and warmth.
After concluding the signing ceremony, the Japanese ambassador along with his wife and Embassy officers were served traditional refreshments made by the ladies at the Camp Hope. Furthermore, a dance performance by our little campers and the Sherpa song followed by ethnic dancing performed by adults of the camp entertained the honorable guests very cheerfully. The reason for all this joy couldn’t be better: The Embassy of Japan in Nepal decided to donate an excavator and a truck to the Project “Our Dream Village”.
It is another solid step towards the dream of reconstructing the destroyed villages located in Sindhupalchowk District, Tatopani VDC. Without the right equipment, it will not be possible to start the landscaping process, open the roads and build the houses, school and health center.
At the ceremony, representatives from most of the partners of the Project were present such as Dwarika’s Foundation, BPW – Business Professional Women, Engineers without Borders, Mission Obrigado Portugal and the Shanti Sewa Griha.
The Vice President of Dwarika’s Foundation Mrs. Sangita Shrestha Einhaus said that “This is an historical day not only for the project ‘Our Dream Village’ but also for Nepal. This donation from Japan represents a major achievement and it will be crucial to launch the project. This is a good example that the kindness and involvement of everyone will be fundamental for the future generations and the reconstruction of Nepal.”