Our Mission & Vision
Support Nepal UK began as the dream of Navin Gurung. He wanted to improve the lives of people living in the village of his ancestors, Dandaswara. The aims are to complete the construction of a Welfare Centre, provide Healthcare to the residents of Dandaswara and the surrounding villages, and support the maintenance of the building.
The charity will support exchange programs in health, sports facilities, and better education. It is hoped that this enterprise will strengthen and promote good relations between UK and Nepal.
The charity plans to have an interaction program between students and schools.
Work placements will be arranged. The hope is to attract and encourage medical and healthcare professionals as well as gap year students to spend some time at the Welfare Centre working and enjoying the Nepal Experience.
When students or professionals work at the Welfare Centre they will amass valuable work experience whilst getting to know the Nepali people. Exploring the country will be part of this experience. Trekking and visits to Safari Camps like Chitwan will be included. Whilst getting to know the Nepali people. Exploring the country will be part of this experience.
The Welfare Centre is approaching completion with only the building of kitchen remains. It is hoped to open the Welfare Centre in November 2021, after which time the plan for Healthcare can be progressed.
Support Nepal UK intends to support the training of locals for the maintenance of the nearby Orange Grove and Coffee Plantation.
Skills such as roasting coffee beans and marmalade making will be taught, empowering the locals with transferable skills and enabling the Welfare Centre enterprise to be self-sufficient.
Support Nepal UK will support exchange programs in health, sports facilities, and better education, especially for girls providing them with opportunities difficult to come by in a very male-oriented society. A plan to offer scholarships for the education of girls is currently under discussion.