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The Nepal Trust
About the organisation:
The Nepal Trust has been operating in the ‘Hidden Himalayas’ (the remote North Western corner of Nepal) for almost 20 years. Humla district is Nepal's remotest and most impoverished region with a population of 50000 people. There are no roads connecting to the outside world, access being only by foot or light aircraft to a small mountain airstrip in Simikot, the commercial centre. Our core programme is in Primary Healthcare but it is fully integrated with our other project areas including Renewable Energy, Education, Income Generation, Heritage Preservation and Agriculture. We work collaboratively with the Nepal Government, local organisations and organisations from around the world. Unlike most other organisations we were allowed, and continued, to operate through a debilitating civil war which badly affected this part of nepal.
Main Contact: Tony Sharpe
Email: tony.sharpe1 [at] btinternet.com
Areas of interest:
Water and Sanitation
Sends volunteers abroad? Yes
About volunteering overseas:
Volunteers work in all project areas at local level. They help develop project knowledge and expertise and report progress with recommendations for change. Volunteers are not subsidised and must pay their own costs and expenses but they receive full institutional support and help while in country.
Organisation is led by diaspora community members: No
The general public, charitable trusts, Rotary International, overseas organisations.
Number of staff in Scotland: 3 or fewer
Number of staff elsewhere: 3 or fewer
Number of volunteers in Scotland: between 4 and 10 inclusive
Number of volunteers elsewhere: between 4 and 10 inclusive
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