Australian rich-listers Dr Shesh Ghale and Jamuna Gurung have turned their attention to their country of origin.The CEO of MIT Dr. Shesh Ghale and Jamuna gurung has donated total amount $385,000 again, since MIT forked a million dollars for vulnerable international students at MIT campuses in Sydney and Melbourne last week.
A representative of the MIT Group Foundation, a charitable organisation the philanthropic couple founded in 2015, handed over a cheque of NPR 30 million to the secretary of Nepal PM’s office earlier today.
In a press statement, Dr Ghale proposed the Government of Nepal to spend the approximately $385,000 for COVID-19 “testing, contact-tracing and response”.
“Our representatives have handed over the fund on our behalf as we were unable to be present (in Kathmandu) due to the ongoing travel ban,” the MIT CEO said through the statement. He utter that the amount granted by the Foundation is merely a pittance but a “token of altruism ” to reinforce and embolden the Government of Nepal in their effort to oppose the spread of the Coronavirus in Nepal”.
The couple endowed the MIT Group Foundation in 2015 with the intention of providing relief to poverty harmed people in developing countries.
Helping Nepal endure with disasters and hardships has been at the foundation of the MIT Group Foundation’s Nepal operations. The organisation was very closely involved in the relief and overhaul operations following 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015.
The NPR 30 million cash assistance by the Ghale family is the single biggest donation to the Nepal government’s COVID-19 fund.
Earlier, former king Gyanendra Shah had donated NPR 20 million on April 20.
Yutshav B. Pokharel
Ref : southasia.com.au