Global Action will be one of the first UK organisations to send UK school groups to help with Nepal’s post-earthquake recovery. 8 school groups from all parts of the UK, are travelling to Nepal over the next year to assist recovery efforts, and bring vital tourism revenue into the country.
Global Action are investing US $27,000 into high-impact community projects over the next 12 months. Our UK teams will:
- help rebuild two schools, enabling children to go back to school
- install new water systems for a blind school hostel
- help rebuild an important weaving centre, generating income directly into a poor community
Our students have been doing a fantastic job in fundraising, from running the Welsh Three Peaks, to part-time holiday work, and organising a Nepal team dinner with friends, providing auction and raffle prizes!
Each team will enjoy breath-taking mountain views while trekking in the Annapurna National Park.
Safety Assessments in Nepal
In July 2015, Global Action invested US $7,000 into a comprehensive safety assessment in Nepal of all Global Action locations and activities. This assessment team comprised of: a Nepal Expedition Leader, Projects Director, Treks Director, and a senior engineer from a British-run engineering company. The results were:
- All tourist sights are safe to visit
- After technical inspections of our Annapurna trek locations, there is no damage to the trails or bridges we use. Tourists, including families and children, were trekking in Annapurna last month
- Senior engineers confirmed all hotels and trek lodges we use are structurally safe
- The British Embassy confirmed all locations we visit are safe, and were also impressed by our detailed assessments
Our UK school teams are being hosted by international charities in Nepal to learn about the vital role of UK Aid, and the successes of the Spring relief operations. Global Action partner with, and provide donations to:
- Save the Children
- The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
- Practical Action Nepal
Support Nepal in 2017!
In August 2015, the British Ambassador in Nepal, John Rankin, and ?Head of the UK’s Department for International Development Nepal, Dr Gail Marzetti, enjoyed a trek in the Annapurna mountains. After her trek, Gail Marzetti told The Himalayan Times:
“Do come to Nepal for two reasons– one is to have the holiday of a lifetime. And the second, is to support the Nepali recovery.”
Dr Gail Marzetti, Head of the UK’s Department for International Development Nepal, with the British Ambassador, John Rankin, trekking in the Annapurna Mountains, August 2015
We are already receiving enquiries for Nepal in 2017 – have a look at our Nepal trip page for details. As many of our students and teachers have told us, your trip will be a life-changing experience!