Our current project
Namobuddha Monastery is 15 km south-east of Kathmandu on a ridge. It houses around 350 monks aged 6 years and older.
Fire protection measures or fire extinguishing devices are almost non-existent, but open fires in the temple are the rule.
In April 2020 we will travel to the monastery again to make final preparations for a basic fire brigade course and to select the candidates.
This should take place from mid-September to mid-October and theoretically and practically teach 16 young monks about fire protection and technical assistance, so that in the event of a fire or an earthquake they can provide competent help to the monastery, but also to surrounding towns and their people.
The technical equipment for fire fighting in the monastery should be set up accordingly.
We currently need pumps, water-bearing fittings, all means to rescue the injured and buried, as well as PPE.