Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman graced Partnerships for Humanity - Rebuilding in Nepal, an exhibition organised by Singapore Red Cross on 4 May. With over 15 partners exhibiting their projects, the showcase highlighted the “many helping hands” approach undertaken by SRC to build back better.

Dr Maliki and SRC Chairman Mr Tee Tua Ba delivered speeches. SRC Secretary General Mr Benjamin William gave a presentation of the rebuilding efforts currently underway. After touring the exhibition, Dr Maliki attended a dinner reception with Nepali officials and SRC’s rebuilding partners in Nepal.

Photo 5 resizedPhoto 1: Singapore Red Cross Secretary General Mr Benjamin William shares details of the rebuilding efforts with and Senior Minister of State Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman.Singapore Red Cross (SRC) has completed 28 community facilities comprising schools, mobile clinics, health posts and a community hall. 32 other rebuilding projects are well underway, slated for completion by the end of 2017.

Photo 6 resizedPhoto 2: Singapore Red Cross volunteer Ong Sin Wee led a team of teacher-volunteers for an Overseas Humanitarian Programme (OHP) to Nepal last December. They served the Gyanadaya Basic School located at Chaughare, Lalitpur by building solar panels, installing lights and refurbishing a library for the students. They also conducted hygiene promotion and first aid training to the teachers.

Photo 7 resizedPhoto 3: Senior Minister of State Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman speaks with Nigel Kow, founder and current advisor of Manaslu Foundation. Nigel met with an accident while he was on an expedition with his school team in 2014. In the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake, he raised funds, and helped the quake survivors and for the villagers who saved his life.

On 3 May, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr Maliki Osman visited Shree Kalika Primary School in Sindulpalchowk District on 3 May - Sindulpalchowk District was one of the worst-hit districts post the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. Joined by Singapore's Ambassador to Nepal Lim Thuan Kuan and Singapore Red Cross representatives, he was warmly welcomed by the school and community.

SRC helped rebuild the school, where 90 children aged between 5 to 10 study in the school, which serves a community of 160 families. Dr Maliki toured the school and unveiled a plaque to celebrate the friendship between Nepal and Singapore. A collection of Singapore books and back-to-school kits was also be presented to the schools and students respectively.

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Photo 1: Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman with Principal of Bhumeswari Primary School Mr Krishna Sapakota. The primary school was one of 44 schools funded by Singapore Red Cross in rebuilding Nepal.

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Photo 2: From left to right: Singapore Red Cross (SRC) Council Member Ms Cynthia Phua, SRC Secretary General Mr Benjamin William, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Maliki Osman, SRC Chairman, Mr Tee Tua Ba, SRC Council Member Mr Chew Hai Chwee, Singapore's Ambassador to Nepal Mr Lim Thuan Kuan and representatives of SRC.

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Photo 3: Senior Minister of State Dr Maliki Osman reads books by Singaporean authors to children of Shree Kalika Primary School, rebuilt by SRC with donations from Singapore.

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Photo 4: Singapore Red Cross distributes 200 back-to-school kits to students in Kalika Village, Sindulpalchowk District, Nepal. Sindulpalchowk District was one of the worst-hit districts post the 2015 earthquake.

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Photo 5: Dr Maliki Osman shows students of Shree Kalika Primary School where Singapore is on the world globe

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