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Newsletter Archive:

Newsletter 2016
Newsletter 2015
Newsletter 2014
Newsletter 2013
Newsletter 2012
Newsletter 2011
Newsletter 2010
Newsletter 2009


What's Happening Now?

July 9 2017 - After great interest in the past, we've broadened our goals for sponsorship and now have 30 additional children we hope to support! They are located in our primary areas of Jutpani and Ganganagar, and the costs start at £93/$116 per year. For more details please see our Facebook page.

April 2 2017 - Local communities have provided the profiles of thirty needy children requiring sponsorship to ensure they can attend school- contact us if you are interested!

January 21 2017 - Welcome to our newest member of the International Board, Vinita Schurch. Vinita has volunteered twice with FACE Nepal and has extensive experience working with NGOs in Nepal

December 12 2016 - Our latest annual newsletter is now available, showcasing all our work during 2016: Newsletter 2016

December 10 2016 - Our Managing Director, Shreeram Devkota, has produced some videos to provide a good introduction to Nepali schools and village life for volunteers: Bagmara Village, Kamalpur school, and school life

October 8 2016 - Happy Dashain to all our friends and supporters!!

June 12 2016 - Thank you to the University of the West of England, UK, Students Union for thier kind donation, continuing a fantastic level of support provided by faculty and staff over the past 18 months

May 12 2016 - Sam, a volunteer who is a qualified electrician, has now completed the rewiring of a public school in Patihani, improving safety and availability of power

April 18 2016 - New school year- delighted to be providing school supplies for 40 needy children thanks to our generous sponsors!

January 16 2016 - Please check out our latest annual newsletter- showing all our work and news for 2015: Newsletter 2015

December 6th 2015 - Funds raised by the University of the West of England's faculty of business and law; and by the University's entrepreneurship programme has been used to rebuild a roof at a Chitwan primary school, and provide basic materials such as whiteboards and microscopes to a lower secondary school. Once the harvest is complete, this money will be also used to build a new learning centre and three new toilets in impoverished communities

September 26 2015 - Earthquake rebuild efforts with your donations continue with the rebuild of the roof at Pashupati Higher Secondary School and the walls of Ijara Lower Secondary School, both destroyed in the earthquakes

July 3 2015 - We are delighted that the UK and US Governments have lifted travel restrictions to Nepal and we can now accept volunteers! Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering with us to improve education in Chitwan

July 1 2015 - A big thankyou to the faculty of business and law at the University of the West of England who raised over £800 for FACE Nepal at the summer fair

June 13 2015- We have been overwhelmed by the support shown by so many to the people of Nepal. You have raised over $19,000 for our relief campaign. So far, we have supported over 200 families to get shelter and food and are now focusing attention on rebuild efforts. Going forward, our news will be updated most often on Facebook- Please visit our page to keep updated: FACE Nepal

April 11 2015- We have (finally!!) got our budget approved by the Nepali Government- we will now look to commence and fund a variety of community projects across Chitwan and Jutpani

February 22 2015- The Advisory Board has signed off 30 needy children for sponsorship- now we need to get them sponsors! please email info@facenepal.org if you are interested

December 2 2014- Annual newsletter jampacked with updates and photos of our work this year. Please click the link in the newsletter archive above

November 23 2014 - We were delighted to host our now annual sponsor children picnic, bringing together our 18 sponsor children to socialise outside of school, and meet our volunteers and advisory board

September 27 2014 - Happy Dasain!! We are happy to have five volunteers working in the community and look forward to welcoming one more and our international board chairman in the next few weeks

June 29 2014 - FACE Nepal is looking for volunteers to teach English in three learning centres in Nepali villages. Please get in touch if you can help!

April 5 2014 - FACE Nepal is now fully registered with the social welfare council, providing additional transparency for FACE Nepal and ability to raise additional funds to support our projects

January 5 2014 - New newsletter available highlighting our work during 2013. Please click the link in the newsletter archive above

October 27 2013 - Welcome to Robyn, Kate and Rebecca!! So delighted to have them alongside Ruth, Hannah and Omar helping local communities in Nepal

October 2013- In the past few months we have welcomed volunteers from the UK, Mexico, Austria, and the USA. We still need volunteers to teach in our community centres so please contact us!

April 2013 - We have said goodbye to Ben who taught at Jutpani Community School and was sent off in style by his friends and colleagues at the school! He now heads to the Everest region for trekking.The new school year has begun! Thanks to our sponsors, we are now supporting 19 children through government school who otherwise would not be attending school at all.

March 2013 - Helen has just completed her programme as the first volunteer to teach at Jutpani school. Her efforts and ability were hugely appreciated by her colleagues here. We are excited about sending more volunteers to Jutpani to build on her work!

17th August 2012 - Over the summer we have been delighted to have a number of volunteers from all over the world. Sandy from Canada and Jemmy from China taught in Patalahara learning centre. Elise from France taught in our newest learning centre, in Ganganagar. And Kinga from Poland is currently with Face Nepal teaching English at the Ganganagar learning centre. More volunteers are always needed so please do get in contact if you are interested!

15th July 2012- Thanks to the generosity of our second base participants, we have now increased the number of children being sponsored through school from 12 children to 19. The sponsorship makes a huge impact on their lives. Usually, it is the difference between going to school or not. Thank you so much to all our sponsors.

13th May 2012 - Thanks to the generous donation of former volunteer Adele and her friends, we have completed a number of projects. These include a new water tap at the Kumiya learning centre, a school painting project in Brahmapuri, and a new library at a public college campus.

24th April 2011- We have now built our third community learning centre. This is located in a village where most people are dalit caste. This was built by the women's group, and a group of Second Base participants from New Zealand. It was funded by Second Base, a private donation from Cathy and Kevin, and the women's group themselves.

17th April 2011- We look forward to welcoming a group from New Zealand tomorrow to complete the construction of our third learning centre. A volunteer, Jasmine, is about to commence the village survey, the first stage in the model village selection process.

4th April 2011- A group from Second Base have recently visited, and thier efforts, the efforts of the Kumiya community, and financing from Jacob, has meant that the road improvements in Kumiya are finally complete!

13th March 2011- Martina, a volunteer from Egypt has arrived to teach English and to use her skills as an artist to create displays to boost the tourism potential of locally run community forests.We look forward to welcoming a Second Base group to extend the road improvement scheme in Kumiya at the end of the month

25th February 2011- We have welcomed Kala, our volunteer from Malaysia, who has come to teach English in Patalahara learning centre and has brought lots of materials kindly donated by her friends and colleagues. The toilet at Ganganagar has been completed and now the villagers are eager to build a learning centre, which funding is needed for.

10th February 2011- The toilet in Ganganagar is almost complete. The villagers in Kumiya have completed the second stage of the road improvement project. We eagerly await Second Base Delegates in March when the road wall and widening will be completed. We have said goodbye to our volunteer Sophia, a qualified nurse who has worked in our community health post.

7th January 2011- Thanks to a donation from FACE Nepal supporter Jacob, the villagers in Kumiya are in the process of extending the improved road through the village. This will protect crops and will increase safety for the 1,000+ school children who use the road every day. We have also started construction on a toilet in Ganganagar, thanks to a donation from Kevin and Cathy. This will provide public toilet facilities for people who currently have no toilet access.

1st January 2011- We are now in Nepal Tourism Year 2011. This is a major initiative involving Central and Local Government, local communities, private companies and NGOs to bring more tourists to experience the beauty and culture of Nepal for the benefit of the Nepali people. FACE Nepal's managing director has been appointed to the local tourism board and we hope to provide support in 2011 for projects which will benefit the community as part of Tourism Year 2011, as well as bringing volunteers here to experience the real Nepal.

29th Dec 2010- The villagers of Kumiya are finalising the road improvement, with financial support from a FACE Nepal donor. This will provide safer journeys for the villagers and 1,000 children that attend school in Kumiya. We are also looking forward to welcoming new volunteers to work at Health Posts and teach English in January

28th Nov 2010- We have placed volunteers in Hanumanager Lower Secondary School, where they have been made to feel very welcome by teachers, students, and the management committee. We are creating proposals for funding, based on community requests, for a library, a road extension, and toilets.

15th Nov 2010- We have welcomed back our volunteer Staci, who will teach English in the community centres at Patalahara and Kumiya. We hope to place volunteers in a Government school in Hanumanagar to help teachers there with English and IT classes

2nd Nov 2010- We have just said goodbye to a number of volunteers. Our American volunteer, Lauren has returned home after spending two months at FACE Nepal teaching English to children in our community centers and in the local Government school, and has made a significant impact on these children. Jessica and William, who were our first volunteers to work in the Himalayas, have completed their project at Helambu, where they taught and assisted with improving the school IT Facilities. They made such a great impact on the communities there that we now have the relationships in place to allow future volunteers to work in this exciting area. Work continues to progress at the Kumiya Learning Centre, with a new tin roof installed, and thanks to a generous donor, a toilet installed. The village now has a number of ideas to make the most of these new facilities, and we hope to work with them to deliver this. A new volunteer, Daniel, has joined us for six months, and we have also been pleased to welcome Ann, a member of the International Board of Directors and former volunteer who has been working to gather information for the newsletter, and to continue to improve our office organization.

GOV. REG. NO. 37-2060-61 | PAN. NO. 301868185