In photos: Global Handwashing Day
October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, an international advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of…
Once a Gurkha always a Gurkha – Rob’s epic cycle across Nepal
There are challenges, and then there are Gurkha challenges. Former Gurkha Officer and dedicated Trust supporter Rob Abernethy has invoked the…
The Last Overland have reached Nepal
The Last Overland Expedition famously drove a Land Rover from the UK to Singapore back in 1955.
Filmmaker Alex Bescoby along with the grandson of Tim, an original member of The Last Overland Team, is attempting the same 16,000km journey in the same vehicle, raising money for a number of charities, including us. They’re currently through Nepal and we’ve been delighted to welcome them at our Welfare Centres along the way.
Nepal has been declared “Open Defecation Free”
Today (30 September 2019) all 77 districts in Nepal have been declared Open Defecation Free.
The news is a huge boost to the country as they battle to prevent water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, dysentery, typhoid, gastroenteritis and cholera.
August: Our month in pictures
Healthcare in the hilltops We provide an international standard of healthcare and medication to Gurkha veterans and their families living…
The school that does it all
Over the past couple of weeks, children in the UK have been going back to school. In Nepal, many children don’t have that luxury.
Since 1989, we’ve been working to change that. Over the years we’ve provided access to an education to over 800,000 children. And now we’ve built the school that does it all.
Children celebrate water at the turn of a tap
Earlier this year, we finished building taps for 160 households in Jorpokhari, located in the Panchthar District of Nepal. These taps are connected to a clean water source, meaning that the 853 people who live in the village now have access to clean water on their doorstep.
Getting clean water to the hills of Nepal in 10 steps
Getting clean water directly to communities in Nepal is difficult. We break down the 10 steps that we take to build and maintain access to clean water.
Challenging the stigma around menstruation in Nepal
Today is Word Menstrual Hygiene Day (28 May 2019). The day brings together organisations like UNICEF, the Red Cross, World…
Levison Wood visits The Gurkha Welfare Trust
We were delighted to welcome professional explorer, writer and photographer Levison Wood to experience our work in Nepal…