The Foundation helps improve the lives of Nepalese people through projects that enable villages to become more self-sustaining and provide children opportunities for quality education, good health and values to provide them the opportunity as future leaders to improve the livelihood of coming generations.
The Canberra based foundation was established after the 2015 earthquakes with the objectives of the foundation being defined in its acronym Rebuild, Educate, Assist, Children/Communities (providing) Hope for Nepal.
Initially established to focus on providing aid after the 2015 earthquakes, the foundation is now providing support in a range of other areas where there is a desperate need for assistance including:
Education on hygiene as a significant number of diseases and deaths can be avoided through basic hygiene awareness
Access to clean water through water infrastructure and filtration
Funding for children to have lunch at school - The Australian dollar goes a long way in Nepal with $4 covering the cost of a child’s lunch for a month
Provision of shelter in areas of poverty and abuse
Providing educational facilities and equipment
Educating adults in skills so that they can be employed in Nepal rather than labouring in other countries and separated from their family
Providing relief after natural disasters including regular flooding and earthquakes
Covid-19 relief packages
The philosophy of the foundation is 'Every Life is Precious'
Requests for assistance come from different villages and regions in the province through the chairman of the villages or from women’s groups, and the RFN Foundation in Nepal undertakes a preliminary assessment of the project against the RFN vision, objectives and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
HOW YOU CAN HELP
The Foundation here in Australia is run entirely by volunteers with all funds donated to the Foundation directed to the most vulnerable and poorest in the Gandaki Province, Nepal.
Your ongoing support makes an enormous difference in the lives of people in the communities we work.