Nepal Library Foundation, Canada celebrated its tenth anniversary in March 2015. Our founding mission statement was to ‘support library development in Nepal and the establishment of a national library system’.
Our work on the ground started in 2007 when we donated over 7000 books and seven computers to The Society for Kathmandu Valley Public Libraries. To date NLF Canada has raised over $150,000.
In April 2015 the NLF assisted the Middle Region Police Training Centre in the upgrading of an existing library including provision of library management training, installation and configuration of an e-Pustakalaya networked server, and provision of books and computers donated by Dr Vijay Jha and Mr Kapil Thapa.
The NLF was officially recognised by the Non Resident Nepali organisation (NRN) in 2007 as a partner in fulfilling one of the NRN’s goals—that of promoting libraries and literacy, The NLF has positioned itself to provide cost effective project development and management services to schools and communities wishing to build and run libraries.
Nepal Library Foundation completed library management training, provided books and computers; installed e-pustakalaya server in Middle Region Police Training Center of the Government of Nepal in April 2015.
The Nepal Library Foundation family’s hearts go out to the people of Nepal at this time of suffering and tragedy.
Please consider sending a donation to the Red Cross or an organization of your choice. The Canadian Government will match any donation you make to the Canadian Red Cross (CRC) and possibly other organizations until May 28th. CRC donations will be passed directly to the Nepal Red Cross.
An MOU has been signed between NLF Nepal and Janajagriti Ma Vi Baglung for establishment of e-pustakalaya. NLF is going to setup a library with 15 computers and install e-pustakalya software, train users for the School. It will also monitor and support the library once its established. The funds for this project has been provided by past students of the school with co-ordination from Som Sapkota, an NRN from Denmark.
The complete MOU can be found here.
Between December 11 and December 24, 2013 Naresh Koirala, President along with Dhan Kumar Shrestha, NLF’s program officer, visited a number of libraries supported by NLF to:
Assess their uses and to try and understand the impact these libraries have made to the local community and
To understand the issues and problems they have faced moving forward
On December 24, 2013 Naresh Koirala, President of Nepal Library Foundation (Canada) and Dhan Kumar Shrestha from the Nepal Library Foundation (Nepal) in Kathmandu, visited the Shree Bishwamitra Library where they met with the Library Management Committee and members of four Readers' Clubs in order to discuss how the community had benefitted from the establishment of the library. Most responses were extremely positive and included comments on:
NLF, Nepal held their AGM on June 27 as planned.The new NLF Nepal Board includes the following:
A presentation on the works of Nepal Library Foundation is scheduled 15 March in Altanta Georgia. Anyone interested in attending is very much welcome.
The details of the event are as follows:
Date: March 15, 2014, Saturday
Time: 6-7 pm dinner, 7-9 pm presentation and q/a session
Venue: Himalayan Spice Restaurant, 2773 Clairmont Road, Atlanta, GA 30329
NLF thanks the Nepalese Association in Southeast America (NASeA) community for hosting the event.
In March this year, students of Sutherland School got the opportunity to see Nepal first hand and visit Prakash Library and Buddha Academy Boarding School that they have been supporting for a while now. The NLF is glad to know that the feedback students got from the visit was that Sutherland School's efforts have been "helping girls and women become self-sustaining and avoid early marriage".