Badikhel, September 10, 2013 – With the digging of foundations, Animal Nepal today started the long awaited construction of its new donkey sanctuary in Badikhel. Coordinated by overseer Norbu Kalden and engineering student Stefan Klaseboer, the building uses local and recycled materials. The stables will be build using the earthbag and adobe technique.
The new donkey sanctuary is a place where animals are treated with kindness and compassion and where visitors can learn about the abuse that takes place against equines in Nepal. Apart from stables catering for 25 rescued working equines, the project includes an education centre for children and an eco friendly tented camp.
Individuals and companies who are interested in being involved in the project can do so by making their hands dirty and help us build the stables using earthbags and mud. The project offers CSR opportunities for teams who want to be part of this unique construction project, benefiting both the local community and countless working equines.
Animal Nepal has launched a sponsoring programme called Donkey Wall of Fame to build sufficient funds to complete and run the project.