Mountain Trust student sponsorship and scholarship programmes have allowed hundreds of hard-working students to prosper at school over the last decade.
To sponsor a child simply make a monthly donation of £5 or annual donation of £60 here including a note about student sponsorships. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like more information before you make your gift.
In 2006 Nepal emerged from a decade long civil war which claimed 16,000 lives. Great energy and reserves of goodwill on all sides led to peaceful moves to end the conflict, but this energy dissipated quickly after 2006 and many of the underlying causes of the conflict, namely pervasive poverty, corruption and the weak state, remain unaddressed.
Nepal is a land-locked country without beaches, the building trade demands that people break stones into aggregate or dig up sand in the riverbeds to sell to construction sites and contractors. The labour is backbreaking and hazardous to the people involved, leading to diseases and risk of being washed away in flash flooding and stong river flows.
Over the last decade working in Nepal, The Mountain Trust has forged valuable partnerships with organisations working throughout Nepal in many diverse fields. The Trust receives support from these partners and in turn provides support in advice, logistics and project development.
Children and young adults in Nepal struggle to find basic information about their personal health. Knowledge like the causes of certain illnesses, how to maintain hygiene standards or sex education, can be scarce in Nepal. Volunteers work with rural schools and our team to deliver impartial health information in a fun and engaging way.
There are all sorts of ways to raise funds to help the people of Nepal through The Mountain Trust. Marathons, sponsored events, volunteering, collection boxes, the list goes on. Individual supporters, like you, play a vital and growing role in enabling our work for some of the most disadvantaged people in Nepal.
Donating to the Mountain Trust is quick, easy and very, very valuable. We believe in squeezing the most out of every penny. Our projects are designed to be high-impact and low-cost. The generous giving of time and support from volunteers and donors alike allows The Mountain Trust to punch well above its weight.
Education in Nepal, even in state schools, is not free. Sponsoring a school can help children to thrive. Sponsored schools receive support enabling them to provide a cooked meal each day (for some children the only one of the day), hardship funds for students, and basic playing and learning equipment.
Volunteer teachers are in great demand in Nepal. Schools are often under-staffed and under-resourced, but children have a huge desire and energy to learn making the teaching experience a lot of fun. The Mountain Trust offers you the opportunity to teach English, maths, sciences, or any other subjects you are able to.
Medical volunteers can be accommodated in many roles. We aim to offer placements to volunteers which are valuable for the volunteer and for the people of Nepal. The Mountain Trust's medical support work is dependant on skilled and well-motivated volunteers. Our aim is to enable access to healthcare for those most in need and facing hardship. Volunteers are key in enabling The Mountain Trust to achieve these aims.
The Mountain Trust is an innovative organisation providing novel solutions to problems encountered by some of Nepal's most disadvantaged people. Our mission is to improve the lives of people in Nepal who struggle to access healthcare, education services, and human rights. We achieve this, in part, through our exciting programmes, projects, and volunteer & internship placements.
In collaboration with local hospitals and district health offices and local Village Development Committees, The Mountain Trust provides regular free Health Camps in rural villages in Western Nepal. Medical volunteers travel in the Land Rover Ambulance to diagnose patients and treat them for problems ranging from psoriasis to brain tumors.