Howard and Sue Green to become PTN Presidents

After more than 25 years of working with Pahar Trust Nepal, Howard and Sue Green will be stepping down from the Board of Trustees, but they will not be going very far! Both are to become honorary Presidents of the Trust that has delivered nearly 250 construction projects, the majority being schools,in rural and underprivileged communities in Nepal. Howard will be passing the role of Chair to current Trustee, Dr Tim Mitchell.

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Pahar Trust Nepal at 25

As we prepare to celebrate our 25th Anniversary in Pokhara this November our Chairman, Howard Green, MBE shares his memories of how he became involved with the trust and shares some of our successes and challenges over the years.

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Pahar Trust Nepal – 25th Anniversary

On November 23rd 2018, Pahar Trust Nepal (PTN) celebrated its 25th Anniversary as a registered charity providing improved education, health and sanitation facilities to rural mountain communities in Nepal. Over 250 guests including teachers, donors and supporters, travelled to Pokhara to celebrate the achievements of the trust, and to look forward to the next 25 years and beyond.

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Phalamkhani School Opening

On 25th November, trustee Dr Tim Mitchel travelled to Phalamkhani with a group form the UK to officially open the new school. Phalamkhani is a very remote village located in the Parbat District at an elevation of around 2200m. The name of the village translates to mean 'Iron Mine' as the mountain it is built on is a rich source of iron ore and was actively mined for many years. The new 3-room building will provide a new Early Childhood Development (ECD) facility for the school and was generously funded by the British and Foreign School Society.

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Celebrating a 20 year school friendship link between Westbury-on-Trym and Shree Himalaya, Signdi

In April, a group of parents and children from Westbury-on-Trym CofE Primary School visited Shree Himalaya Secondary School, Singdi to meet with the students at their link school, with whom they have had a 20 year friendship. The group were joined by Trustee Tim Mitchell who lead the first group in 1999. The occasion was recorded in the local newspaper and a translation of the article is below.

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Volunteer Case Study - Megan

My interest in the Pahar trust started with my Grandad Dick Fuller, who was agreat friend of the founders of the trust Tom Langridge and Chandra Gurung. I remember Grandad telling stories about Nepal and the trust's work as he had many trips to Nepal and helped to build some of the first schools.

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2018 Deaf Expedition to Nepal

We are very fortunate to have incredibly dedicated supporters and fundraisers who help us to achieve the work we do in Nepal. We are currently working with a group of 8 people who are raising money to provide a new hostel for Deaf children at a school in Lamjung.

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Shree Phalamkhani Basic School

During the devastating earthquake in 2015 the school at Phalamkhani, Parbat was damaged making it unsafe. Students were being taught in the remaining school buildings in cramped conditions and often in shifts due to the lack of space.

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