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

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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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Thanking Mary Lowe for 30 years of service to the Trust

Mary Lowe officially stood down as our Honourable Secretary last year and Rebecca Stephens sits down with her to talk about the early days at the Trust, how our work has involved since then and her most treasured memories of working with the mountain people in Nepal  …. Mary, you are one of the ‘founding...
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Looking for a Fundraising Trustee

The Himalayan Trust UK has been working since 1989 to help the mountain people of Nepal. We strive to improve the health and education in the mountainous regions of Northeastern Nepal, particularly in the Taplejung region. We still hold to the guiding principles laid down by Sir Edmund Hillary when he founded the first Himalayan...
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Ben Fogle to speak at next Hillary Memorial Lecture

“To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” Ben Fogle If this quote intrigues you, then join us at the 11th Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture on Thursday 9 May at the Royal Geographic Society. We will also celebrate the 30th anniversary of the...
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Volunteering News

David Wilson is going to Nepal in early November to spend a month working in HTUK supported schools. He is a primary teacher from Manchester, so well used to teaching across the curriculum, and has an interest in cricket. Our Education Programme Team has created an interesting schedule for him. David will start his volunteering...
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DONATIONS

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Please make out to “Himalayan Trust UK”
and post together with your GiftAid Declaration to:

Kate Wolstenholme,
Hon. Treasurer,
62 Riversdale Road,
London N5 2JZ

If you are a UK taxpayer then by donating under the GiftAid scheme the Himalayan Trust UK will benefit further.

Download the GiftAid Declaration to enable us to claim an additional 25% of your donation free of charge.

Forms can be emailed to our Treasurer at treasurer@himalayantrust.co.uk

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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