USD 2,027 collected for HeNN and Mahabir Pun through the ANA/Zen Travels (Tue, 8 Jul 2008)

USD 2,027 collected for HeNN and Mahabir Pun through the ANA/Zen Travels (Tue, 8 Jul 2008)

(Original posting at and on July 10, 2008)

A total of USD 2,027 was raised through the raffle drawing during the ANA Convention held in Baltimore. All proceeds will be directed towards HelpNepal Network (HeNN) build a shelter for Conflict Impact Children (CIC) in Dhulikhel and Mahabir Pun collect funds for the Nepal Wireless Project.

The drawing and management of the raffle was done by HeNN volunteers from the Mid-Atlantic region. Most winners have been contacted by a HeNN volunteer for prize distribution, but in case you have not, you can contact Nuru Lama in DC (phone no: 202-361-4921 | email:

The prizes were offered by Zen Travels ( and its travel partners.

Help Nepal Network (HeNN)is a global charity run entirely by volunteers bringing together individuals who love Nepal to contribute towards health and education in the remote parts of the country. Volunteers include people from all walks of life. The aim of HelpNepal Network is to encourage Nepalis and those with an interest in Nepal around the world to contribute and provide assistance in the fields of health, education and emergency relief (For more information

Nepal Wireless Project:In Nepal's mountainous regions, Mahabir Pun is building self-sustainable, community-run schools that improve the quality of education, bring jobs and opportunities to villages, and curb migration to urban centers. Mahabir Pun, Team Leader of the project is visiting Maryland, USA to attend the annual convention of Associations of Nepalese in Americas (ANA) as a distinguised guest from July 4 to 6 2008. With the strong support of friends from around the world, Mahabir has now started a campaign - "Donate $1 per month to help Build Broadband Information Highway Across Nepal". (For more information:

About Sponsor:

Zen Travels ( | ticketing, tours and online hotels to Nepal and has been an exclusive sponsor of the ANA convention for the past three years. To support its customers, it is the first travel agency to provide 24x7 services through zenNepal Tours and Travels (, its service center in Thamel.