The Mountain Trust is an innovative organisation providing novel solutions to problems encountered by some of Nepal's most disadvantaged people. Our mission is to improve the lives of people in Nepal who struggle to access healthcare, education services, and human rights. We achieve this, in part, through our exciting programmes, projects, and volunteer & internship placements.
The Mountain Trust provides scholarships and support for individual students, from primary school to university, through our growing sponsorship programme. We have developed a free radio education programme for school students which will be expanded to cover adult civic education. We have funded school & orphanage construction and community projects such as women’s sewing collectives. The Trust also offers teaching placements for volunteers.
We provide free healthcamps in remote villages with the help of our very own dedicated Land Rover Ambulance. The Trust also provides funds for life-saving and life-changing operations for those unable to afford them. We have successfully facilitated medical research in conjunction with UCL and Oxford. The Trust facilitates medical elective volunteer placements in local hospitals and we have our own ongoing sanitation project and health & hygiene education programme.
We have recently developed a radio-based Civic Education project based on our Radio Guru education programme. This project has the potential to reach millions with the information about the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic state. It is hoped that it will help listeners to realise their rights and encourage them to access justice. The Mountain Trust also provides support to some of the most important human rights organisations in Nepal. We facilitate internships with leading rights organisations and have a human rights teaching fellowship programme.
The Trust designs bespoke Internships & volunteering placements. We welcome all applications to volunteer with us in Nepal from people from any background. We have recruited talented students from many universities including Cambridge, SOAS, Oxford, LSE, Essex, Lisbon, Paris, and many others. We’ve recruited some very able people from the medical and business worlds too. To increase our impact we also partner with universities and a wide variety of (I)NGOs in Nepal.
We have raised over £200,000 which goes a considerable distance in Nepal. This has enabled us to support hundreds of children through education, to provide medical assistance to thousands, and to develop unique and innovative programmes with the potential to benefit millions of people. Our Chairman has offered valuable advice to many of the Prime Ministers of Nepal and provided advice to NGOs and charities. We have also provided quality internships and voluntary positions to hundreds.
We belong to Cambridge University’s Humanitarian Centre and have the support of Michael Palin, Lord Wilson of Dinton, Professor Hugh Montgomery of University College, London, Professor Todd Landman, Executive Dean, University of Essex, Professor Iype Cherian, Head of Neurosurgery, College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur, Nepal, Blair Glencorse, Founder, Accountability Lab. Our joint Internship programme with the University of Essex has the support of Lord Phillips (Chancellor of the University of Essex) and John Bercow MP (Speaker of the House of Commons). We are recommended by the Lonely Planet guide to Nepal for Volunteering.