REACH for Nepal Foundation is a Canberra based charity that was established in 2015 when nearly 9,000 people lost their lives during the devastating earthquakes that year.
It is entirely run by volunteers here in Australia and all donations are transferred to Nepal to deliver both humanitarian and development projects in western Nepal identified, defined and prioritized by community and village leaders.
Fundamentally, the purpose of the foundation is to improve lives of Nepalese people in remote parts of western Nepal, the Gandaki Province, through projects that enable villages to become more self-sustaining and provide children opportunities for quality education and good health.
REACH for Nepal also provides the opportunity for Australian educational institutions and other groups to provide aid in areas aligned with the foundation's objectives.
The work of the foundation was officially recognised by the Nepalese Ambassador in late 2018 for supporting social services, education and health and broader groups in Nepal
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).
Our local delivery partner
Whilst the Foundation is established in Canberra Australia, a sister organisation (also named REACH for Nepal) has been established in Nepal as the in-country advisory and delivery partner.
Our local delivery partner has an extensive on the ground network in the region they work. The strong on the ground operation has been running for some time now and the processes are in place to ensure that the aid is delivered where it is most needed. All the projects work is designed, implemented, and monitored by the local team in Nepal.
The relationship with the local partner is formalised with an agreement that includes -
Value and contribution of each party.
Shared goals, roles and responsibilities of all parties.
Financial and non-financial resources and support offered by and required of each party.
Dispute resolution process.
Mutual accountabilities for reporting, sharing information and communication.
Specific statements about child protection, prevention of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment, and incident reporting.
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.