Category Archive: 'News'

Every day heroes

Shan Sharma embarks on a beautiful journey to meet ordinary people doing extraordinary things to make our world a better place. The first episode focuses on our work and the efforts of our CEO, Mark Pinoli. Please watch the episode to see the impact we have been making on rural communities in Nepal.     […]

Eight year anniversary

It has been almost eight years to the day that we finished our first project in Nepal. The Computer Centre at the Shree Bhumeshwor School in the beautiful village of Astam. The original server with upgrades continues to power 11 terminals and the children are now experiencing internet speeds that allow videos to be streamed […]

Empowering women in Nepal

We have been committed to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls since our inception. We have helped to lower the barriers women face in accessing information technologies, a quality education, and training programs that focus on their needs and aspirations. Our first empowerment initiative was the student scholarship program. We have awarded […]

Annual Report 2018

A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported our work in 2017/18. Our 2018 Annual Report Summary is a testament and memorable insight into the wonderful change that our team and supporters from around the world have helped to make.     DOWNLOAD the Annual Report Summary (2Mb PDF)    

Gorkha school building project

Last year, we were able to commence a new initiative that was born from our disaster assistance work following the 2015 Nepal earthquake, the reconstruction of a school building at the Shree Chandra Kala School in the Gorkha District. We were able to secure permission from the Gorkha District Education Office (DEO) to provide further […]

Child Sponsorship Program 2018

Now in its third year, our Child Sponsorship Program is supporting 18 orphaned children at the Bal Mandir Orphanage. The aim of the Program is to work with the orphans and the orphanage to create lasting and meaningful changes by supporting the children through years of schooling and helping to create a healthy and happy […]

Upgrade for Astam school

We have had a long-term relationship with Shree Bhumeshwor in the village of Astam, having completed our first project at the school in December 2011. Over the last seven years, we have been able to provide upgrades to the computer centre we installed in 2011, place Australian educators to help with teaching, and provided a […]

Skilled volunteers helping schools

We had the privilege of having two Australian universities participate in the Pathways Program in November and December this year, our volunteer program for introducing skilled people to our project sites. Pre-service teachers from La Trobe and RMIT Universities worked with orphans, pre-primary, primary and lower secondary students from the Upper Mustang, Kaski and Gorkha […]

Partnership for development

With one registered charity for every 444 people in Australia, the task for small charities such as ours to find creative ways of supporting projects in Nepal can be a challenge. Last year, Jack Carmody and Russell Tomlin, both WorkSafe Victoria employees and Xtreme adventures founders, met with our CEO to discuss our involvement in […]

WorkSafe partnership to help orphans

We are pleased to be a charity partner for WorkSafe Victoria on an Everest Base Camp Leadership Journey and Community Project for 2017. Russell Tomlin and Jack Carmody, two highly experienced Himalayan trekkers, are leading a group from WorkSafe Victoria on a mentally and physically challenging trek to Everest Base Camp in April/May this year. […]