One year and roughly two months after the 2015 earthquake, the STU Nepal 2016 team went back to two temples in Kathmandu, the Great Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath. The first is a World Heritage Site and one of the most important Buddhist temples in Nepal, and the second a renowned Hindu place of worship.
After the earthquake, Pokhara tourism is suffering , the businessmen long for the return of Chinese tourists, “If only a group of Chinese from a small town come to Nepal, our business will re-boom, our life will be saved,” ShaFi said.
Tonight, Thursday October 29th, the J-School Nepal reporting team will give a presentation on their trip to Nepal in the Library Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. Hope to see you there!
According to UNICEF, as of 2011, roughly a quarter of children in Nepal are living in poverty. From these statistics, it was not hard to understand why lots of children were walking around in Chitwan, asking for rupees.
“The earthquake really has influenced business heavily. It is especially hard for foreigners here,” said Zhang Jiangsong, president of the Overseas Chinese Association in Pokhara,
The “special shop” , located on the second floor of the children’s library, aims at empowering girls from 16 to 20 with sewing skills, so that they can be more independent and self-reliant in the future.
Although the Nepal earthquake did not hit Chitwan National Park, one of the country’s premier destinations and a haven for rare animals, it hit the tourism industry here hard.
Before leaving the STU, Binod visited the J-School Dean Fan.