The power of volunteers for development, from Seoul to Kathmandu

David L. Caprara | November 9, 2015 10:05am On the heels of the U.N.’s adoption in late September of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, an Asia Pacific volunteering alliance recently convened a forum for hundreds of youth and development partners from northeast Asia at the Korea Council on Foreign Relations in Seoul. In […]

Global Peace Foundation Nepal is Awarded by Prime Minister for Continuous Environmental Work

  Some five hundred Nepalese gathered in Kathmandu as the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers awarded the Global Peace Foundation (GPF)-Nepal on August 6, 2015 for its continuous efforts in rehabilitating Nepal’s main waterway, the Bagmati River, through the Bagmati River Clean-up Mega Campaign. The Chief Secretary of Government of Nepal, […]

Call for Volunteers Advancing UN SDGs

Lex Rieffel | September 30, 2015 9:30am SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT NEEDS ORGANIZED VOLUNTEERS Last week, world leaders agreed on an ambitious set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030. Fully costed, the price tag for achieving these goals over the next 15 years will run into the trillions of dollar, however. The implication is that everyone […]

Help Build 500 Shelters in Nepal

The “Shelter of Hope” Campaign, initiated by ‪#‎RiseNepal‬, a youth driven volunteer effort supported by the Global Peace Foundation and the Asian Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance, has a goal to build 1,000 temporary shelters for these families. We’ve built 500, but need your help to build the remaining 500. $125 covers the cost of […]

Virginia Benefit Concern Supports Rise Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts

A special benefit program and silent auction was held for victims of the Nepal earthquake on June 14 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Many local artists and businesses came together to show solidarity and pray for healing for the people of Nepal. The benefit featured Nepali music, arts and food, as well as local Virginia performers committed […]

Shelter of Hope

Roshani Bogati Sarki, a class 9 student of Shree Shringery Community School, Lamatar, lives with her mom, Ganga and Rami her younger sister in a makeshift tent after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake made their house inhabitable. “The makeshift tent made out of tarpaulins temporarily shelters us but we don’t know how long it will stay […]

Global Peace Volunteers Academy

Come join us at Global Peace Foundation Nepal. We are organizing a three day volunteer camp infused with disaster leadership training, team building exercises, transitional shelter construction and interaction with the school children of earthquake stricken areas. Come be a part of this wonderful opportunity to learn through action. Rise Nepal with Global Peace Youth […]

Project Udaya Awas (Shelter of Hope)

Background: A strong (7.8 magnitudes) earthquake hit Nepal in the area Barpak, a mountain village between capital Kathmandu and tourist town Pokhara on Saturday, April 25. The earthquake was followed by many powerful aftershocks and a new earthquake (6.7 magnitudes) on Sunday April 26. The earthquakes caused extensive damage to buildings and thousands of death […]

Virginia Reaches Out!

    Join us on June 14, 4:00 to 7:00 pm (Sunday) for the benefit of RISE NEPAL at the Old Silk Mill, 1701 Princess Anne Street Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401. Featuring acclaimed entertainment from Cabin Creek, Save the Arcadian, Pete Mealy and Laurie Rose Griffith. For reservation you may email: