RATOMATE, Nepal ● The village of Ratomate has not returned to normal—and indeed the concept of “normal” may be forever changed by the devastating Nepal earthquake on April 25 that destroyed homes, infrastructure and the village school here, some 70 km southeast of Kathmandu.
But with the help of a team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers, the children are back in school today and life in the village is moving forward — the feeling of overwhelming destruction replaced by the camaraderie of working together to build for the future.
"Saving Lives Is Our Greatest Gift” Believes Colombian EMT in Nepal with Scientology Disaster Response TeamSubmitted by vmupdate on Fri, 2015-06-19 12:19
A team of EMTs from Colombia’s famed National Circle of Aid Technicians (known as CINAT), in partnership with the Scientology Volunteer Ministers, spent the last month far from home—in Nepal among villagers whose very future depended upon their work.
One of CINAT members, in Nepal on his birthday, described the best gift he has can ever member receiving, presented to him that day—a baby, who would not have made it without their help, survived.
Precious Religious Artifacts Salvaged by Scientology Volunteer Minister Team Amid Recovery Effort in NepalSubmitted by vmupdate on Fri, 2015-06-05 19:16
Temple custodian recovers priceless statue and vase, thanks to the work of the Scientology Disaster Response Team while on disaster relief mission in Kathmandu, Nepal.
The temple was part of the religious heritage of the people of Kathmandu – a destination for pilgrims, a holy place whose artifacts are an integral part of the city’s religious ceremonies. But the historic structure was destroyed by the earthquakes and aftershocks that rocked Nepal in April and May.
Most of the 35,000 residents of the Kathmandu suburb lost their hillside homes, which collapsed or were damaged beyond repair by the earthquakes and aftershocks that have besieged the region. Among the hundreds of volunteers on the Scientology Disaster Response Team in Nepal are a team of doctors, a nurse and paramedics who have had their skills put to the test in many disasters. They are doctors, nurses and paramedics who travel to disaster sites to give aid to those in need.
Doctors, Nurses and Paramedics Answer the Call for Those in Greatest Need During Nepal Disaster EmergencySubmitted by vmupdate on Thu, 2015-05-28 18:19
Among the hundreds of volunteers on the Scientology Disaster Response Team in Nepal are a team of doctors, a nurse and paramedics who have had their skills put to the test in many disasters. They come from around the world to use their skills freely in the help of their fellow man. They are doctors, nurses and paramedics who travel to disaster sites to give aid to those in need.
Scientology Volunteer Minister-trained Scouts prove themselves to be a vital asset in Nepal’s recovery. A school football field has been reincarnated as a tent city in its post-earthquake life, thanks to the help of a team of hundreds of volunteers including members of the Canadian Army and Volunteer Minister-trained Nepalese Scouts. Most of the 35,000 residents of the Kathmandu suburb lost their hillside homes, which collapsed or were damaged beyond repair by the first of the earthquakes and aftershocks to besiege the region since April 25. <
Rainy season begins in June and hundreds of thousands are still without shelter after the April/May earthquakes and aftershocks. Scientology Volunteer Ministers teams are building tents and temporary housing to help provide protection from the elements. It is a typical example of the ruthlessness of this month of earthquakes and aftershocks—villagers in the Kavrepalanchowk district are living in the open, afraid to go back into the buildings that used to be their village—and rightly so.
Mountain Village in Nepal Spared Significant Damage from Latest Major Quake, Scientology Volunteer Minister ReportsSubmitted by vmupdate on Thu, 2015-05-21 08:17
The May 12 earthquake struck shortly after a team of 16 Volunteer Ministers reached a mountainous district some 86 kilometers north of Kathmandu. In a remote mountain village in Nepal’s Dhading district, 86 kilometers north of Kathmandu, a group of Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) were fortunate to have just arrived when the 7.3 magnitude May 12 earthquake struck. Being on the spot permitted them to provide relief.