SUPPORTING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF NEPAL
SUPPORTING THE MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF NEPAL

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Adapting and learning in mountain schools during Covid

Like in the UK, schools in the Taplejung region of Nepal had to close to students. It was heart-breaking to think all the progress children and young people made thanks to our teacher training, improved learning environments and growing attendance rates was going to be jeopardised as a result of this virus.  Fortunately, we were...
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Health Posts train up during the pandemic

Our recent activities and the relationships built meant that over this challenging year we were in an excellent position to work with the local communities to help implement what was needed. We have run a comprehensive Covid programme and also succeeded in completing some of our ongoing activities, including training health post staff and managers....
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Jan Morris Obituary

On the morning of Friday 20th November, at home in her beloved Wales, Jan Morris died.  She was 94.  A prolific writer, journalist, once soldier, and novelist, Jan Morris was lauded worldwide for her colourful prose and wit that breathed life into the historical cities of Venice, Oxford, Hong Kong and Trieste, and for Pax...
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Chairman awarded knighthood in Queen’s Birthday Honours

We would like to congratulate our Chairman Graham Wrigley on receiving the award of Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George for services to international development awarded in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours. Graham received the award for services to international development in a career spanning 32 years. During that time...
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Health training to local volunteers

The training of local volunteers to improve basic health provision to the remote mountain communities where we work is a core part of the Himalayan Trust UK’s work. Forty-seven-year old Pampha is a Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) in Taplejung, and during the COVID-19 crisis, she is playing a key role in her community. With...
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Support the mountain people through COVID-19

All over the world, families are sharing similar worries: what will we do if one of us shows symptoms? What’s going to happen to our children’s education? Will we be able to get the groceries we need this week? Those same worries exists in Nepal … We’re adapting our health and education programmes to help...
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Lunchboxes – A Solution to a Problem

We may not have the fondest memories of our school lunches when we were children.  I suspect, however, that they were more important to the rhythm of our day than we remember.  When a group of Trustees travelled to the Taplejung District of Nepal in 2018, a number of the schools we visited asked if...
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Casting for Sherpa, Tibetan or Himalayan men for Tenzing Norgay feature film

Des Hamilton is currently casting for a major feature film for Netflix about the “Life of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay”. They are looking for SHERPA, TIBETAN or HIMALAYAN MEN, 25-40 yrs old Applicants should have an athletic build and NO PREVIOUS ACTING EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY To apply please email office@deshamilton.com ASAP with your name, age, a...
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Learning how to manage risks with our President Sir Chris Bonington

Interesting interview with our President Sir Chris Bonington, one of the world’s best known mountaineers. He started climbing at the age of 16 in 1951 and is still climbing today at the age of 80! He is the author of 20 books and continuous to attract audiences in lectures and presentations to people and businesses...
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Facilitating girls’ attendance at schools

Chhaupadi, the practice of banishing girls and women to a hut or shed when they have their periods, is common in Nepal, particularly in the remote areas. In some parts of Nepal people believe they will be punished by God if women enter the home during menstruation. Although chhaupadi was banned by the Supreme Court in...
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How Your Support Can Help

The communities of Taplejung will appreciate any support you feel able to give.

Please consider to set-up a regular payment scheme. Click the amounts below to find out how your donations make a difference.

£20 will support
£50 will support
£100 will support
£1,000+ will support
  • Warm blanket for mother and baby
  • Foot suction pump to clear babies’ breathing
  • 25 Reading books
  • Stationery for one child for a year
  • Stretcher
  • Nebuliser to help breathing
  • Classroom furniture set for 3
  • Week of teacher training
  • Emergency transport for 2 patients
  • An additional teacher for 2 weeks
  • Equipment for a birthing centre including delivery bed, post natal care bed and oxygen supply
  • 2 school laptops
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