In August 2012, Krijn de Best and Marcel Damad, both board members of Stichting Nepal (www.stichtingnepal.nl), a Dutch charity that has been working for over 20 years in Nepal in the education sector, visited the Nepal Trust office in Kathmandu to discuss potential collaboration.
In January of this year the Nepal Trust and Stichting Nepal entered into a partnership of initially five years, whereby Nepal Trust will implement all new education programs of Stichting Nepal in Nepal.
The first major project together is currently ongoing, notably to construct a new government primary school in Thehe village. Thehe is the biggest (Hindu) village in Humla, consisting of 2,500 villagers and is the most impoverished area in Humla, close to Bargaun and Torpa.
Other ongoing initiatives include school -and student support and more projects are in the planning.
All in all, this is a great achievement and positive opportunity for the Nepal Trust to further expand its activities in the education sector.
In addition plans are under development to establish a strategic partnership between NT and SN to raise funds for our healthcare program and other project areas.