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Pasang's Trip to Jaleshwari May 2016
Just before the monsoons, Pasang made the arduous trip to his native village to buy livestock on behalf on NRVT. Sourcing good quality animals and establishing which families are most in need requires much discussion with local leaders and many kilometers of walking across the mountains. In total 8 goats (all with kids) and two cows in calf were bought and donated to delighted families. These villagers can now look forward to a more secure future.
Pasang also talked to the local primary, middle and high schools to discover how NepalRVT could improve educational opportunities for local children. Schools have almost no resources and hundreds of students. Solar power and books are good points to start.
Lunch and Quiz 16th October 2016
Fun (draising) Lunch, Quiz and raffle at Château du Fraissinet. An afternoon to tax your brains and tempt your palette with renowned Quizmaster Peter Curtis
Tickets 25€ per person. All profits to Nepalrvt Schools Solar Power Project. Contact Chris or Alison for booking and menu details.
The Grand Garden Party in May raised an impressive 850€. Some of this money has already been invested in livestock for subsistence farming families, the remainder will help to purchase solar power for Jaleshwari Schools.
Local band DaddyPop played great music all afternoon, donating their services free of charge.
Nepalrvt supporters Lex van Boekel and Jacqueline Vissers are heading up to Jaleshwari in November with Trustee Pasang. Lex and Jacqueline have already raised considerable funds for NRVT projects and are now going to meet the villagers and visit the schools. Lex has extensive experience of working in Nepal and we are delighted that he and Jacqueline have offered their valuable support and experience to NRVT.
Students raise money for Jaleshwari
BTS students from Lycée JBD in Alès, France presented a cheque for 300€ to NRVT secretary, Alison Burns. The students already donated medical supplies and school books which trustees Chris and Alison took with them to Jaleshwari in December 2015.
Nepal Remote Villages Trust
NepalRVT Charity Tax Reference Number: EW 18191
Many villages in Nepal have gained from the trekking industry. Our goal is to provide practical help for remote Nepali villages that have not benefitted from tourism.
Working in some of the most deprived areas through trusted Nepali intermediaries, NepalRVT aims to increase
the quality, diversity and security of nutrition in the Khotang region.
To achieve this we are now raising funds to buy livestock for families in Jaleshwari, Khotang and to provide solar power and resources for the desperately under-resourced local schools. These initiatives will help raise families out of poverty and improve educational opportunities for children in these remote areas.
NRVT Schools Solar Power Project
Nepal Remote Villages Trust aims to ensure that impoverished families in Jaleshwari and nearby villages are helped. Families in need of livestock donations are identified by the village committee in conjunction with Nepalrvt trustee Pasang.
Trustees Pasang and Himal are confident that each family has enough land and water to comfortably keep 3 - 4 goats. The steep terraces mean that the traditional farming of maize and other vegetables is highly labour-intensive. With only very basic tools and equipment it is also back-breaking work. Goats and native cow breeds can graze on the sloping hillsides and provide valuable milk, and, as the flock grows, meat.
The map of Nepal (below) shows the Khotang region and the location of Jaleshwari.
Jaleshwari village is very remote. Situated in Khotang in the Lower Everest region of Nepal, it is 3 days walk from the nearest bus stop and 4 days walk from Namche Bazaar on the Everest Base Camp trek.