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       FACE Nepal: About Us

GOV. REG. NO. 37-2060-61 | PAN. NO. 301868185 | Australian BUS. NO. 37 508 321 561

FACE Nepal is a non-governmental, non-profit organization established by local community representatives and supported by former international volunteers. It was established in the wake of increasing social and educational problems combined with a growing frustration over the inadequate resource distribution, coordination and planning from existing aid and organizations.

FACE Nepal has since established itself as the only independent, Nepali run, volunteer aid organization with a transparent operating and cost structure, an international auditing board and a locally collaborative and inclusive strategic planning framework.

   

Testimonials

Andres, Spain -
"Working with FACE Nepal was one of the greatest things I have ever done. I was really lucky to be hosted at Sheeram’s place. They helped me out all the time to make me feel comfortable and happy. I have a much better idea of what Nepalese culture is and I really learned so many interesting and fascinating things about these people and their humanity.

Teaching children from this community was the most intense and wonderful experience of my life. They gave me much more than I could teach them. I am very lucky to have the opportunity to share such an unforgettable experience with lovely people.


Sandy, Canada -
"FACE Nepal is an amazing charity. It was great from the moment I was picked up – I was so well taken care of. Nepali people have a kind and generous nature and I always felt respected when I was with the kids I was teaching or out in the town.

I raised a small amount of money to donate for projects – the way in which these funds were allocated was amazing. The gratitude and outpouring of support expressed at the project closing ceremony moved me to tears. My time with FACE Nepal has changed my point of view and I have a deeper appreciation for those in my life, both locally and around the world. I came looking for adventure and left with my heart and memory full of great experiences."

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Organisation Structure

FACE Nepal is run locally by a committee of Nepali citizens including a Managing Director, Programme Coordinator and volunteer Advisory Board.

An International Board of Directors also volunteers their expertise and provides governance. More information on each is provided below.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The International Board of Directors (BOD) provides additional knowledge and scrutiny to the activities of FACE Nepal . The Board of Directors also receives direct feedback from local Nepali communities and FACE Nepal volunteers via video-chat, the web page or email. It works in close collaboration with the local FACE Nepal team, and many members are former volunteers themselves.

The BOD is responsible for final approval of strategic plans, community diagnostics and project funding. The BOD also holds authority over the appointments for Managing Director (MD) and Advisory Board members, and receives annual accounts and auditing documents. The BOD also receives regular updates on projects, current volunteer activities, and the welfare of sponsored children.

ADVISORY BOARD

FACE Nepal is primarily run by a volunteer committee of Nepali citizens. The Advisory Board (AB) consists of 6 men and women of various castes, ensuring a range of representation. The Board's current members work in areas of public schooling & community education, environmental conservation, health and social work.

The Advisory Board establishes community development plans and approves projects using the feedback of FACE Nepal volunteers and the local community. This is done in collaboration with the BOD.

The AB meets every two months to complete all of the above, as well as to support the operations of the Managing Director.

MANAGING DIRECTOR

The Managing Director (MD) oversees all local activities including volunteer support. The MD has a close relationship with local communities and communicates needs and concerns to the AB. The MD is one of the two paid members of staff, though the current MD also maintains a separate full-time role as head of a local school.

PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

The Assistant Programme Coordinator is the second paid member of staff at FACE Nepal. Their primary role is to assist the MD in all of their duties. The Coordinator also provides computer expertise with accounting and auditing as well as volunteer assistance.

OTHER SUPPORT POSITIONS

LOCAL COMMUINTY PARTNERS - FACE Nepal maintains an open dialogue with members of the communities we work with. Often issues or areas of concern are pointed out to FACE Nepal by member(s) of these communities and we are able to provide assistance. The actual labour of these projects are often supported by these local partners.

LAWYER - A reputable local lawyer with connections to community development overviews all legal aspects of FACE Nepal.

ACCOUNTANT - An independent local accountant compiles and audits all financial practices.

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