The l'Unique Foundation's first project has successfully come to an end!

16 Days. 26 Toilets. 20 Showers. 7 washing throughs, 1 ceramic washbasin (clinic), 8 sluices, 11 bathing water courser, 6 song covers, 1 composed song, 1 rock’n’roll concert and everything documented on film! We have achieved quite something in this short time and it’s just the start! The l’Unique foundation crew has successfully completed its first project and while numbers matters the amount of impressions have surpassed the amount of work by far! We haven’t saved the world.. but if we all do our part we just might be able to do so! Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

The NAG kids band with L'Unique Foundation crew member Bettina Schelker rocking for NAG - home for street children

Shortly before leaving Kathmandu it was time for some rock’n’roll. Bettina and the kids have been rehearsing hard for the 45o kids that showed up at the gig this afternoon. The show was a blast for everyone – and a nice change from sanitary installations for our crew! Even the dogs didn’t want to miss this experience! Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

The contagious laughter of the street kids and the fact that we're close to successfully finishing our first project puts a big smile on our faces.

Not only the contagious laughter of the street kids but also the fact that we’re close to successfully finishing our first L’Unique Foundation project puts a big smile on our faces. All toilets and showers for the boys and girls (and even the guest bathroom) have been installed, the piping mounted and the old toilets removed and sealed with cement. Bettina is having the last rehearsals for the rock show with the kids and the 500 t-shirts we had made here in Kathmandu for that occasion have been delivered. What a great feeling! Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

Daily life in and around NAG for the L'Unique Foundation team.

Hooray!! The sanitary installations for the boys dormitories are finished and while the cement is drying, work for the washing rooms in the girls dormitories have started. While the project remains the main focus for the L’Unique Foundation team, life in and around NAG home for street children becomes a part of our Nepal experience. Living in a neighborhood far away from the touristy Thamel is giving us insights of the “real” Kathmandu – which is cynically called “Dustmandu” by its inhabitants because most of the roads are not paved. Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

Work in progress and challenges for the L'Unique Foundation team.

The l’Unique Foundation team progresses with its work, but also faces challenges as power outages happen daily – from just minutes to sometimes many hours. Also shutting down the water when necessary affects 200 kids we already fell in love with. Also – to quote one of the kids: “You won’t see the smell on those pictures”. Nonetheless changes become visible and hopefully the first bathrooms will soon be ready for use and thanks to the newly installed traps in the toilets the smell will be gone too. Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

L'Unique Foundation team member and musician Bettina Schelker starting the L'Unique Concert Project at NAG

While the l’Unique Foundation “Rock’n’Roll plumbers” are getting closer to finishing the sanitary installations in the boys dormitory, team member and musician Bettina Schelker has also arrived in Kathmandu and already got ready to start the L’Unique / NAG concert project set to take place on one of the last days before our team has to return to Switzerland. Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

The l'Unique Foundation team has started its work at Nawa Asha Griha – a home for street children in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The l’Unique Foundation team has finally arrived in Kathmandu and started its work at the Nawa Asha Griha (NAG) – a home for street children. In the coming weeks the team around Andy Ibach will install new sanitary installations like showers, sinks and more than 25 toilets in the dormitories of the more than 200 street children residing at NAG. Check out the pictures to get an impression of the work of the “Rock’n’Roll plumbers” as the kids have already dubbed our team. Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

The l'Unique Foundation team just finsihed loading everything in the container ready to leave for Kathmandu

After the planing and getting the team together we just started the project “Water for Nepal” for real. All necessary equipment, tools and material generously donated by Geberit and Ibach AG have been stashed in a container which started it’s about 6-8 week journey to Kathmandu thanks to to help of Eric Voyame from MadagasCare that has helped with his logistic experience. The l’Unique Foundation team will join the container sometimes around mid-October to start the work in Kathmandu and Nuwakot.Thank you to the following companies for their Generosity:  Geberit AG, Romay AG, Ibach AG, George Fischer AG, Glatt GmbH, R. Nussbaum AG​, Baubedarf-Richner-Miauton BR Handel AG, Sanitas Troesch AG

L'Unique Foundation | Project Nepal

FUNDED BY L’UNIQUE FOUNDATION AND IN COOPERATION WITH NAG NEPAL OUR CONSTRUCTION TEAM WILL BUILD SEVERAL SANITARY FACILITIES AT NAG NEPAL IN AUTUMN 2018. NAG NEPAL IS A ORPHANAGE AND DAY SCHOOL CARE IN KATHMANDU FOR OVER 200 CHILDREN IN NEED.

L'Unique Foundation | Project Nepal | Water for Nuwakot

IN CONNECTION TO OUR PROJECT AT NAG NEPAL OUR CONSTRUCTION TEAM WILL BUILD A WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN A RURAL VILLAGE IN THE PROVINCE OF NUWAKOT. THIS SMALL VILLAGE WILL THEN ENJOY FLOWING WATER FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE EARTHQUAKE IN 2015.

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