Improving early years education

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2021 marks 30 years since the opening of Pahar Trust Nepal's first school.
Find out how we'll be marking this anniversary.


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About Us

Our History

Founded by two friends and former Queens Gurkha Engineers, Tom Langridge MBE & Chandra Bahadur Gurung with a mission to improve the standard of schools and education in the remote mountain communities of Nepal. 


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Over the last 29 years we raised over £4.2 million for projects and causes all across Nepal. A total of 248 individual projects, with 656 classrooms built and over 40,000 students given an education to help improve their lives.


Our Work


We currently deliver around 4-6 new construction projects per year along with a variety of smaller refurbishment and facility improvements as well.

Oyam Memorial Hall
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We are currently seeking funding for Oyam Memorial Hall.

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Our work to improve the lives of the people of Nepal is made possible by the amazing support that we receive from our donors & funders.

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We've been working in Nepal for over 30 years.

Pahar Trust Nepal is a charity that was established by two ex-servicemen of the Brigade of Gurkhas in 1993. Tom Langridge MBE and Chandra Bahadur Gurung, who both served as Warrant Officers in the Queen's Gurkha Engineers, wanted to help improve the poor standards of education found in Nepal's mountain region. Learn more

Our Mission

To improve education, health and sanitation facilities for remote communities in Nepal. Providing some of the world's poorest children with a high standard of education.

Our Objectives

To provide students with an environment to study that is safe while removing practical, social and cultural barriers to education.

Recent Projects

Our work is primarily focused in the mid-western Nepali foothills and the far-east of the country with an aim to build safe, durable schools that provide students with an encouraging environment in which to learn.

In addition to school construction projects we also undertake a variety of other projects including the construction of community health posts, early education centres, water supply and sanitation projects, provision of sports facilities, school hostels, school extension work and renovation & repair works.

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The Importance of Early Years Education

The well-known Jesuit Maxim – ‘Give me the child for the first seven years and you may do what you like with it afterwards’ embodies the importance of quality of care, education and guidance that should be given to young children in all societies.

Sildu Basic School, Thak, Kaski

Sildu Basic School is located in the village of Thak, Kaski District. It was built in 1975 and provides education to students from Pre-primary to Grade 5. The existing building had 7 rooms with one being used for ECD and Grade 1 classes combined.

Thaprek School, Tanahun

Saraswati School is located in the village of Thaprek in the Tanahun District of Nepal, about two hours’ drive south east of Pokhara. The school provides education for around 230 children from 4-16yrs old.

Bijaya Basic School

Building a new, 3-room school and toilet block to replace those damaged by the 2015 earthquake. Bijaya Basic School is located about 1 hour from Pokhara, has 43 students, 8 teachers and runs from nursery to year 7.

Early Years Teacher Training

A half-day training session to enhance storytelling and learning in early years teaching through the use of hand puppets.



Our schools are secure & durable structures that are earthquake resistant.

They are built in a location, and to a specification based on an extensive consultation with the local population and in line with Nepali Government regulations.

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What can you do to help?

There are lots of things you can do to help our work

Make a donation

By making a single, monthly or legacy donation, you will help change the lives of children in Nepal now & for years to come.

Become a volunteer

We have volunteers both in the UK & in Nepal work carry out a variety of work. If you are interested please vist our 'Get Involved' page

Become a partner

We work in conjunction with other NGOs, charities &  commercial organisations, if your organisation would like help, please get in touch.

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Our school linking programme provides a fantastic opportunity for students to share and learn about the culture and experiences in both the UK and Nepal. School links are a great way to bring international education to life and to help students in the UK understand important global issues while building lasting friendships.


    Building safe, secure and comfortable schools and supporting teachers to provide high quality education.

  • HEalth

    Provide and improve access to health services and advice to isolated rural communities.


    Ensuring that all schools have sanitation facilities and providing safe water supplies to communities.