About Us

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Developing Hands is a grassroots 501(c)3 non-profit established in 2005 to create education opportunities in Nepal.  We are based in Boulder, CO and made up of 100% volunteers; passionate, honest, and dedicated individuals who share the goal of building schools in Nepal and nurturing a supportive community environment for children to learn and grow.  Establish […]

Our School

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Developing Hands – Building Secondary School in Mankha, Sindhupalchok, Nepal Update: Shree Saraswati High School, Mankha, Sindhupalchowk – Project has been successfully completed. The inauguration ceremony was on February 15th, 2017. In 2014, Developing Hands partnered with another non-profit organization, Namlo International, to build our first school in Mankha VDC of the Sindhupalchok District in […]

Volunteer

Developing Hands Beer Garden Volunteers, Thank you so much for your help with our grass-roots mission to build a school for the children in Nepal!  We can not express enough appreciation to each of you for your help!  Our goal is to make $20,000 for the kids at the beer tent this year!!  WE ARE REALLY COUNTING ON […]

Our School

Developing Hands – Building Secondary School in Mankha, Sindhupalchok, Nepal

Update: Shree Saraswati High School, Mankha, Sindhupalchowk – Project has been successfully completed. The inauguration ceremony was on February 15th, 2017.

In 2014, Developing Hands partnered with another non-profit organization, Namlo International, to build our first school in Mankha VDC of the Sindhupalchok District in Nepal.  Mankha is home to about 4,000 people, largely subsistence farmers. It’s barely even on the map, and if you look at Wikipedia, there is simply a one line entry with data from 1991. Developing Hands is building the replacement building for “Shree Saraswati Secondary School” in ward no. 4 of Mankha where more than 200 students will benefit from the school.  The previous school was rundown with major structural damage and required a replacement building as soon as possible in order to keep the children safe.  With the rebuilding of the school, students will no longer live in fear of the school crumbling on top of them, and ultimately be able to continue their studies to further their lives. The construction of “Shree Saraswati Secondary School’s” new building started in November 2014 and has an estimated completion date of June 2015.

Our school was nearing completion when devastated earthquake hit Nepal on April 25th and May 12th, 2015. The epicenter was our school area and it damaged our school. None of the houses were standing after the brutal earthquake. With the help of Namlo Nepal, reconstruction work started again in last quarter of 2016.

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Fundraiser

  • Announcement

    Developing Hands Announces $100,000 – 30 Days Fundraising Goal for Earthquake Relief Fund

    Thanks to our amazing supporters, we are on track to meet our goal of raising $15,000 in the first week of our campaign.  There are 2 main drivers for this success.  First, many supporters are friends, family, neighbors, and business associates who know us and trust us.  Second, with all the potential for earthquake relief […]

  • Donations for Nepal Earthquake Relief

    Nepal Earthquake $100k Campaign

                                  Nepal Earthquake $100k Campaign Letter I have a family, mortgage, and college bills coming up in a few short years. I also have no job, no trust fund, and a severance package that will be spent in a few months. So why did I just spend $1500 on a plane ticket to Nepal where […]

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    Earthquake Relief Fund for Nepal

    Please donate to Developing Hands Disaster Relief Fund in support of the immediate need for funds and life sustaining supplies resulting from the devastating earthquake on April 25.  Our school, currently under construction in Mankha, is in the region most affected by the earthquake, with deaths in the thousands and 100% structure loss in some […]

  • Boulder Creek Festival – Developing Hands Beer Tent

    Beer Tent Info Developing Hands Beer Garden Volunteers, Thank you so much for your help with our grass-roots mission to build a school for the children in Nepal!  We can not express enough appreciation to each of you for your help!  Our goal is to make $20,000 for the kids at the beer tent this year!!  WE ARE […]

  • Beer Tent

    Boulder Creek Festival Beer Tent

    Developing Hands will be sponsoring a Beer Tent at the Boulder Creek Festival from May 25th through May 27th near the Boulder Public Library off Arapahoe Avenue in Boulder, CO. Please come by and help support Developing Hands. Please SIGN UP!  The shifts will fill up fast again this year!  If you can help, please […]