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Day in the Village #rebuildnepal

March 23, 2016

Day 3 of Expedition Rebuild Nepal, and our volunteers head to the village to.. rebuild, with their hands! Effect.org has teamed up with All Hands and Nepal Rises, to rebuild homes and create temporary structure for families displaced by the earthquake. Jennifer G tells us how it went.. What stood out the most? Being in the village brought the earthquake’s destruction […]

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Spreading love with color #rebuildnepal

March 22, 2016

Its day 2, and Tuesday 23rd March, and that means its time for Holi! A festival originating in India and Nepal, Holi is celebrated with parties throwing colorful paint, water and happiness. We spoke with expedition volunteer, Sean L to get his take on the day.. Is this what you were expecting from today? I had zero expectations! But I wasn’t expecting the […]

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‘Why are they always honking?!’ #rebuildnepal

March 21, 2016

Its time for the first Effect Expedition of 2016! We’ll be taking 15 Googlers from the USA and Europe on a 7 day expedition to Kathmandu, Nepal. They’ll be learning about the effects of the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake, and working with nonprofits in a hackathon to create tech focused solutions. Everything kicks off tomorrow, and we’ll be hearing from […]

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Exploring Kolkata to Solve Human Trafficking

March 2, 2016

How many people can say their first day at a new job involved traveling to another country to understand one of the world’s biggest problems and then taking part in a Hackathon with some of the brightest minds in tech? Me! In November 2015, I had the opportunity to be immersed in the issue of human trafficking alongside employees from […]

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Stories from the Field: Finger First Aid

February 9, 2016

On our last trip to Nepal, whilst building temporary shelters after the quake, we saw this little girl running around with a herd of kids. She had a soaked bandage on her finger that she didn’t want anyone to touch. I tried to wave her over, to which she frantically shook her head. Together, with the help of the kid’s […]

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One Month Since the Big Quake

June 1, 2015

This week marks the one-month anniversary of Nepal’s destructive earthquake. In one month we’ve seen a lot of destruction across the country, but we’ve also seen a lot of reasons to believe that Nepal will eventually bounce back and rise again. Since many of my team members are filmmakers we’ve been documenting the earthquake and we are releasing our documentary […]

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