Gorkha Development Scheme (GDS) is a small charity based in the UK by a small group of dedicated Trustees who work voluntarily and link with our sister charity in Nepal, GDHEDS. This link enables us to work directly with the community of Gorkha to initiate and manage a range of projects in health and education to meet their needs and help the poorest. This was seen all to well as we were able to provide rapid response following the devastating earthquakes which hit the region in 2015.
Together with GDHEDS, we also coordinate volunteers who share their skills with the Nepali community. The small team of GDS also work tirelessly to fund-raise in the UK to ensure worthwhile projects in Gorkha can be funded and every bit of support is valued.
Donations – We would be thrilled to receive any one off or regular donations which can be made via PayPal . Remember, ALL of your donation goes directly to GDS. If you would prefer to pay via BACS or by cheque, or if you wish to help in any way then Contact us to send a message.
ALL money raised and donated goes directly to Nepal – not what you find in every charity!
GDS Newsletter 11 February 2020. GDS are proud to recognise that 70 projects have been funded in Gorkha since 2015 with £32,000 of the £45,000 spent to date and a number of projects planned for the near future. Thanks of course to committees in both UK and Gorkha, volunteers who have contributed to funds and projects, and friends relatives and strangers for supporting fundraising efforts to allow all this to happen.
If you would like to sponsor a child through education then just complete this form and send to us. How to Sponsor a child. Last year we were able to support 60 children including many studying up to 18 and for the first time 4 studying BSc courses at a nearby campus.
Have you ever considered volunteering overseas? We can provide guidance and contacts to enable a very special volunteering experience living with a local family and being involved in local projects.
Medical Electives, Occupational Therapy practitioners , and other health placements are possible as well as Teachers and assisting with teaching in local schools. All sorts of other skills can be shared so just contact us to find out more.