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Fri 06 Oct - Sun 15 Oct 2017

In association with Santander in aid of Age UK & Barnardo's

Age UK & Barnardo's


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The challenge

  • Embrace and learn about a new culture
  • Contribute to building a school in a rural community
  • Get out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself
  • Help give children a decent start with their education
  • Do something amazing that you can be proud of for years to come!

Currently there are many children who have either no access to education or are going to school in buildings that are not structurally safe and which in the monsoon season are rendered unusable.  In addition to providing education, the buildings may also be used for other community activities and cultural events. The provision of a good school will attract better teachers and also help with the retention of teaching staff.  Volunteer and work alongside community members and help to build a new school for a remote rural village in Nepal.

Why help build a school?

“Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits. Yet millions of children and adults remain deprived of educational opportunities, many as a result of poverty.” UNESCO

A staggering £85million was donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee by the UK public which has since gone towards the rebuilding of lives and livelihoods of the Nepalese who were affected by the 2005 earthquake.  However, a country cannot be rebuilt in a year and there are still many organisations working in Nepal to date in order to help the Nepalese restore their country.  

This challenge will be both physical and emotional but all you need is an open mind, a lot of enthusiasm and a willingness to make a difference.  You will work alongside a UK registered charity, The Pahar Nepal Trust. This trust was established in 1993 with the main focus being the co-ordination and construction of schools in the remote areas of Nepal.  

The construction of the school will provide jobs within the community and has the potential to help unskilled labourers to learn valuable skills and provide them with opportunities for work in the future.  

You will never be asked to do anything outside of your physical capabilities and team work will be encouraged at all times. No volunteer will ever be made to feel they have to do something they are not happy or comfortable doing.  If you feel you are unable do what you have been asked, please speak to your construction supervisor or team leader and they will do their best to find you something else.

Our partner Pahar Trust Nepal has a successful track record of working in Nepal and building secure and durable structures allowing education to continue regardless of weather.  They employ local craftsman and skilled labourers and thus contribute to incomes within a community.   Although a UK registered Charity they have offices located in Nepal which are staffed by the ex British Gurkha soldiers.


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Nepal Community Challenge

Nepal Community Challenge

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Nepal Community Challenge

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