What began as a retreat from a distressful life in Scotland and recovering from a suicide attempt has now turned into his role creating and running the Help The Journey foundation. Derek’s current project is monumental, rebuilding Thangpalkot 1 village in the Sindhupalchowk District of Nepal and all of it’s 86 homes destroyed by the earthquakes of 2015. This was the worst hit region in Nepal with almost 97% of all of the over 66,000 homes in Sindhupalchowk completely destroyed.
I first met Derek in Kathmandu in November 2015 just as he was beginning his work in Nepal. I spoke with him recently while he was back in Kathmandu replenishing building supplies for Thangpalkot 1.
You can help Derek Cowan rebuild Thankpalkot 1 village in Nepal by donation or as a volunteer. Visit helpthejourney.com for more information.
“Raga Bageshri” by Ashok Pathak (http://www.ashokpathak.com)
“Track 1” by Deep Singh and Ikhlaq Hussain Khan (http://www.ragasitar.com/)
“Track 2” by Deep Singh and Ikhlaq Hussain Khan (http://www.ragasitar.com/)
I am a broadcaster, photographer, writer and videographer with a passion for travel throughout Asia. I love making connections and engaging with people. I am spiritual and seek adventure wherever I go.
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