In 1993, two recently retired Gurkha soldiers established the Pahar Trust Nepal (PTN), a charity dedicated to improving the education, health, and sanitation facilities for poor people of Nepal. Since its formation, the PTN has delivered:
- 159 schools built or renovated
- 656 classrooms
- 51 libraries
- 38 hostels
All projects have been funded by donations mainly from people and companies in the UK. Most of these projects are located at villages in the foothills of the Himalaya.
The effect of these projects on the villagers, particularly children, has been astonishing. There have been significant improvements in education standards, health, and community wellbeing. Instead of leaving villages to seek better schooling for their children, families have happily stayed in their communities.
Over six years ago a small group of individuals from Melbourne started to visit Nepal as part of a team of PTN supporters. Upon their return to Melbourne, they commenced fund raising and sending money to the PTN in Nepal to fund specific projects.
The local fund raisers have recently decided to establish a charity in Australia to continue the fund raising in a more formal manner. The charity is called “Pahar Foundation Nepal Ltd”.
The process of establishing the charity is being undertaken by Warlows Legal.
Once permitted to safely travel, a group of supporters from Melbourne will return to Nepal to meet the villagers (especially children), to see first-hand how funded projects are progressing as well as meet their Nepalese friends!