King’s School Worcester Nepal Trust, the formal charity which was founded out of the Himalayan Club, supports a number of projects in Nepal:
Saptagandaki School – we have had a long association with Saptagandaki School and support the education of eleven children of primary age from socially and financially deprived families.
Teacher Training Project - this is a new venture, largely inspired by the wonderful work being done by the Himalayan Trust UK with their teacher training project in the Lelep and Gunsa area of eastern Nepal.
In addition to these projects in Nepal, which are on-going from year to year, we also have one-off projects in all of our destinations. Hence in Peru we funded and provided the workforce for the creation of a classroom out of a derelict building. In India we have set up educational funds for nomadic children to attend school, funded repair work following a natural disaster and a lot more. In Tanzania we purchased, with support from the Junior School to King’s, a smallholding for the Amani Children’s Home, allowing them to grow some of their food needs, thus saving money. This project has been given continuing support to purchase new seeds and tools each year.
In Indonesia in 2013 we are building toilets for a village community on Komodo Island.