Category Archives: Updates

Children get their Winter Coats.

55 Coats were delivered to the children at Manasewa Ashram Orphanage in Gorkha. This orphanage is supported by the local community but following the effects of Covid on business GDS was asked for a little help. The coat vendor also donated 5 coats in addition to the 50 funded by GDS. Coats cost just £11 each and will make such a difference. As always we thank our team in Gorkha for making this happen and protecting these deserving young people

School Sponsorship presented in remote Barpak

Newly completed School in Barpak

We are so pleased to hear that the first of the sponsorship packages to include school bags, shoes, uniform and school equipment has been presented to ? children at the Himalayan Secondary School, Barpak




Six years ago the remote Himalayan town of Barpak was the centre of Nepal’s devastating earthquake when many of the buildings were demolished. It has taken many years for the school to be rebuilt but at last it is completed and children are now taught in classrooms instead of the temporary corrugated sheds!  

Emergency corrugated classrooms after earthquake of 2015. New building in progress (photo 2017) at last new school is completed.

Sponsorship programmes

 We’re really pleased to say that we have sponsored another 125 children this year. 50:50 male to female split, 13 different schools and the local campus (college). The children are aged 5 (class 1) to 18 (Class 12 – A level equivalent). At each school teachers and headmasters have identified those most in need but showed the most educational promise.  GDHEDS committee will now source uniforms and school supplies. Pictures to follow when the children are presented with these.

GDS Newsletter 14 February 2022

Read our overview of 2021 – how Covid affected Nepal and education,  GDS response to calls for help from Gorkha hospital and community,  fundraising efforts through lock-down and our latest committee updates.

First committee meeting for GDHEDS

GDHEDS new committee held their first active meeting earlier this month, we understand it was a very healthy discussion of true nepali style, lasting five hours! During the meeting they agreed to prepare the school sponsorship application for funding to GDS as soon as possible. They also discussed the need to support the local orphanage children with warm winter jackets, and are considering sending a future proposal for training for teachers at primary level. They are also looking into changing their banking system to allow easier transfer and communication with the UK.