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The Fredericksburg-Kathmandu Sister City initiative grew out of the tremendous outpouring of good will of Virginians and Nepalese who joined together with Rise Nepal and other partners after the tragic 2015 Nepal earthquakes. A civic-led initiative, it includes current and future exchanges fostering cross cultural understanding and positive outcomes in community service and the environment, academic exchanges between the University of Mary Washington and Tribhuvan University in Nepal, arts and culture, business, trekking and tourism. The scope includes the broader Kathmandu Valley and Fredericksburg-Rappahannock region, and other Virginia-Nepal exchange supporters. The initiative was endorsed by the Fredericksburg City Council in December 2015 followed by the official signing of the proclamation by the Mayors of Kathmandu and Fredericksburg in Kathmandu, Nepal on October 10, 2017.

The success of Fredericksburg-Nepal Exchange (FNE) depends on its members- through active participation in its programs and the financial support they provide. Please join us and help provide critical support & sustain this initiative. You can follow us on Facebook at:

The Fredericksburg - Nepal Exchange is a 501 (c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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