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

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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What makes Rani School in Taplejung District so successful?

Whichever way you approach Rani School you have to climb steeply for 1000m to reach it. The school is built on a couple of terraces high above the Timor River. It is so high and so steep that if you kicked your ball over the boundary hedge and fencing, it would take you a long...
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Health scholarships for female Community Health Volunteers from Yamphudin

Two married Female Community Health Volunteers from Yamphudin village have been sponsored for training, one as an Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and the other as a Community Medical Assistant. They are bonded to return to the Yamphudin Health Post and Birthing Centre for three years. They finish their training this month, although the results will take...
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UK retired teachers visiting schools in Nepal

During April three trustees, John Walton, Tim Keyes and Kate Keohane, along with seven retired teachers and health professionals, travelled to Nepal to spend three weeks trekking around the Taplejung region, visiting schools and clinics along the way. Their aim was to assess the work being done to provide quality education and health. In addition,...
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Disaster struck in Nepal on 25 April 2015 …three years on

With your help we were able to start the “Build Back Better” Campaign shortly after the earthquake. Three years on we are extremely proud to be able to say that 166 classrooms have been rebuilt in 47 schools and around 7,500 students are enjoying being able to go back to school in much safer, earthquake...
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Yamphudin Health Post with a Birthing Centre

There has been major progress on this. The new Health Post and Birthing Centre is now built beyond window sill level and the roof structure is being prepared. We started work on developing a health programme in Taplejung about 5 years ago in 2013, led by two very experienced Trustees with medical backgrounds, Dr Debbie Bartley...
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Pilot Uterine Prolapse health camp in Yamphudin

During our baseline assessment Female Community Health Volunteers and the District Medical Officer both highlighted genital prolapse as an issue and asked us to help. Uterine Prolapse can be extremely debilitating socially and medically for village women. It remains a largely hidden problem although it affects all age groups, from young women to old. We organised...
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UK health professionals and teachers visiting schools and clinics in Nepal

A group of retired teachers and health professionals have travelled out to Nepal together with some of our Trustees in April 2018 to visit the schools and clinics we help support. Their findings and feedback will be used to further plan our strategies The group has taken collection of a Midwifery Aid Box that our Health...
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Susan Band Tribute

It is with sadness that we are sharing this news with you. Our Honorary 1953 Patron, former Trustee and good friend, Susan Band, passed away on 20 April 2018 after a period of ill health. Susan and her late husband, George Band, a former chairman of the HTUK, worked for many years to support our...
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First aid training courses for teachers in five different villages

The HTUK committed to this worthwhile project even before our wider health strategy was put into place. Our first-aid course aimed at improving teachers’ ability to administer first-aid to those in their care ran alongside our needs assessment and implementation programmes as a key priority in the region. During 2015 to 2017, we successfully ran...
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Community health awareness project in Yamphudin

We have completed the basic planning and budget for a community health awareness project in Yamphudin later this year. One main focus will be maternal and neonatal health. Our baseline Household Survey on villagers’ health knowledge and practices will inform the work. Tika and Mina, the newly trained Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and Community Medical Assistant...
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Fund for maternity emergencies and referrals in Yamphudin

This innovative project is now underway in partnership with Samriddha Pahad (SP), Nepal. SP has set up some remote banking cooperatives in Taplejung, training and involving local villagers. Our project is being developed and managed by a team of Yamphudin villagers initially supported by SP, and the Chair is a Female Community Health Volunteer. The...
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ANM training for school leavers from Taplethok

We have promised to help the Taplethok Health Post Management Team appoint and retain midwives. Local children have recently sat their School Leaving Certificate exams. Girls with high marks may apply for two HTUK scholarships to train as Auxiliary Nurse Midwives and they will be bonded to return to their own villages for three years.
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Fundraising with a difference!

You don’t always have to do long treks or physically challenging activities to raise money for us, you could just organise an evening of good music, food and fun! Recently Little Rumba played at the Boathouse, Upton-upon-Severn. They have an instantly recognisable house style, which owes debts to Eastern Europe and South America, as well...
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10th Sir Hillary Memorial Lecture

We’re very excited to announce that Sir Ranulph Fiennes will be the speaker at our tenth Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture on Wednesday 23 May at the Royal Geographic Society in London. Ranulph is an inspiring speaker who delivers engaging and thought-provoking speeches on all aspects of his many expeditions. He leaves his audience energised...
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Elizabeth Hawley – 9 Nov 1923-26 Jan 2018

On behalf of all at the Himalayan Trust UK we would like to express both our profound sadness at the death of Elizabeth as well as our deep admiration for the life that she led. All of us who came to know and respect this remarkable woman understand very clearly how she became a legend...
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I want to be a Teacher

“My name is Kamal Kumari Rai. I’m an obedient student hailing from an impoverished family residing in a rural area. Despite the successful completion of my SLC, from Janajagriti HS School, owing to the poor financial condition of my family, I faced problems in continuing my higher education. I applied for the Himalayan Trust scholarship....
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1953 Everest Connection

The Himalayan Trust is a direct legacy of the British 1953 Everest expedition that put Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay on the summit of Everest. Without the support of the Sherpas, Everest wouldn’t have been climbed, and Sir Ed wouldn’t have had half as much fun climbing in the Himalayas following Everest as...
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What I do with Scholarship Money

“I am Prakash Rai from Salleri. I passed SLC from Janajagri Higher Secondary School in Salleri. Studying in the 12th grade, coming from a financially weak family from a village. Because of my family’s financial situation, my parents were unable to afford the fees necessary for my higher education. Thankfully I was supported by the...
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From being struck by blindness to becoming a teacher

“Becoming blind left me shocked and saddened: felling similar to that of a fall from a height. I met many blind people after my own incident and made many great friends. Many of these friends were artists, teachers, government workers and students, despite their disability. – This was a great source of motivation and encouragement...
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The Water Project Trek 2017

The Water Project Trek 2017 team exceeded their target of raising £10K by a few thousand – amazing work, well done!!! Their trek saw them going to Kanchenjunga north and south base camps.  The money raised will mean that we can supply water to the last seven schools in our programme in the Taplejung region that didn’t have...
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On the couch with our Chairman, Graham Wrigley

Graham Wrigley met up with World Expeditions who kindly provide the ticketing website for our Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lectures to talk about the Lectures, charity work and how he met Sir Edmund. A real insight into the work of Himalayan Trust UK. You can read the full interview from the link below: http://blog.worldexpeditions.com/destinations/himalaya/nepal/himalayan-trust-edmund-hillary-memorial-lecture/
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Manaslu Circuit by Richard Everard

Richard Everard, 69 years old, did the Manaslu Circuit – some 118 miles from Arughat on the east of Mount Manaslu to Syange on the west, reaching a height of 5135 metres at Larkya La Pass. Richard has never trekked in Nepal before and decided to do this trek to be able to raise money to support our health...
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Ongoing support for the Sherpa orphans’ following 2014 avalanche

The awful avalanche on Mt Everest in April 2014 killed 16 Sherpa mountaineers leaving behind 31 children without fathers. Public support globally was amazing, and in our case, with the wonderfully generous support of our supporters, we could raise money to help in the ongoing financial assistance to ensure that those children who needed it...
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George Lowe Scholarship

The Himalayan Trust New Zealand administers approximately 140 scholarships for 16+ years students in Solukhumbu, the upper and lower Everest Districts in Nepal.  These range from Intermediate (16-18 years), Bachelor and Masters degrees.  Boys have to gain 1st Division pass at School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in order to apply and girls can apply with 1st,...
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If we work hard, nothing is impossible

“My name is Chhiring Yangji Sherpa. I am a student of grade 12 studying Science subject in Little Angels’ College situated in Hatibhan, Lalitput. I was born in Lukla which is one of the rural district of Nepal. As this is touristic place my family runs a small lodge as their occupation. I had grown...
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Steve Watts, the heart patient that ran a marathon on Everest.

Steve vividly remembers an early project in school in 1963 when he was ten, learning about Hillary and Tenzing conquering Everest. He even remembers telling his brother, “One day me and you are going to follow in the footsteps of Hillary and Tenzing.” Steve Watts is a runner, a fundraiser and a storyteller. Steve spent...
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Best of British: how climber Rebecca Stephens entered the record book

In 1993, former financial journalist and keen skier, Rebecca Stephens, broke through what could arguably be called nature’s most impressive ‘glass ceiling’ when she became the first female British climber ever to reach the summit of Mount Everest. She left her job at the Financial Times to take on the challenge, climbing just over 29,000...
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Royal Watercolour Society Event

Mr Foster will be delivering a lecture “Exploring Beauty – Watercolour Diaries from the Wild” on 22 June 2016 at the Royal Watercolour Society, Bankside Gallery, London from 18.00 – 20.00. Foster speaks of his wish to inspire people to value parts of the world simply because of their beauty, and his latest 16th ‘journey’...
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HT Scholarship Achievement

Miss Mingma Kanchi Sherpa from Kunde village has completed her MD. She also passed Nepal Medical Council License exam in Kathmandu. Mingma Kanchi Sherpa, daughter of Kunde hospital staff Mingma Temba is appointed as medical doctor at Kunde Hospital from September 2015. Her medical course was fully sponsored by Himalayan Trust and SEHF Canada. She...
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London Marathon runners raise money for HTUK

In 2013 we had two runners in the London Marathon raising money for The Himalayan Trust. Together they raised about £1,700 for us which was a brilliant achievement. If you are running a marathon or are looking for a benefactor for any other (sporting) sponsored event, please get in touch.
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DONATIONS

If you would like to donate online.
This can be done securely by clicking on the link below.

Donate to us through BT MyDonate

By Cheque:

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

Geoff Wolstenholme,
Hon. Treasurer,
54 Winchester Road,
Chandlers Ford,
Eastleigh SO53 2GN

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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