Our office is located in the Taplejung District in Northeastern Nepal.
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Nepal Country Programme

In Nepal, poverty is a harsh reality in the rural and mountainous district of Taplejung where we work.
The families living in this area have little or no income and therefore rely on smallholder farming to get food on the table. One key reason for the lack of jobs and opportunities for income generation is that the educational sector is severely challenged by the lack of government resources due to the remote location. The school facilities are often damaged, timeworn, and insufficient, and most teachers only have a 3-month long education after secondary school. Because of the unstable situation of their parents, many students are not attending school and it is common for teenagers to travel to the Gulf states to work under inhumane conditions to provide for their families.
To change these circumstances, we are working in Taplejung with the government and local authorities as a registered INGO. We have chosen this joint effort as it leads to a bigger and more sustainable impact for our projects and the district. We focus our work on given districts mirroring the approach of our Governmental Partners in Nepal. This focus will lead to higher impact. We are working with the schools in the district holistically by also implementing income generating projects to create a sustainable income and jobs for the parents and local communities.
Our local Human Practice Foundation Team in Taplejung is responsible for implementing our projects.

Stories from Nepal

School Project

School Project

In 2017 we set out to build an entire new school in Taplejung, Nepal. The existing school, Durga Secondary School, was in dire need of a reconstruction as the old and worn-out building was an unhealthy learning environment for the public schools’ 287 students. Two years later, a whole new school saw the light of day, celebrated with a big opening ceremony attended by the entire community, Human Practice Foundation, and the donors. The project was completed at a total cost of USD 73,000.

Coffee Programme

Farming is the main occupation in the Taplejung district in Nepal. Few farmers, however, manage to make a living from their crops. To help the local business community and entrepreneurs, we launched our Coffee Farming Programme to make sure local farmers can make their business profitable and gain access to foreign markets. So far, the programme has directly impacted the livelihoods of 3,500 people in Taplejung, who have turned their crops into a sustainable income source.

HPF IT Academy

The IT Academy in Phungling, Taplejung, is a school for students who have graduated 12th grade that want to pursue a digital career. Such an education has not been offered before in the district.

The IT Academy offers programmes in Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, and Web Development. The academy focuses on teaching digital skills within the three fields but also on entrepreneurship and relevant programs and platforms to use if you are a digital freelancer.

Nepal Management Team

Shiva Rayamajhi
Shiva RayamajhiCountry Manager, Nepal (Kathmandu)
Sanjay Limbu
Sanjay LimbuHead of Finance
Amit Shrestha
Amit Shrestha District Team Leader
Shiva Lal Thapa
Shiva Lal ThapaLife Skills Coordinator (Taplejung)
Amit Shrestha
Amit ShresthaDistrict Team Leader (Taplejung)

Administration and Finance Team

Sanjay Limbu
Sanjay LimbuHead of Finance
Saru Silwal
Saru SilwalAdmin. Finance & Communication Assistant

School Infrastructure and Facilities Team

Amit Shrestha
Amit ShresthaProject Engineer
Deuman Subba
Deuman SubbaSite Supervisor
Sancha Limbu
Sancha LimbuSite Supervisor
Jaya Bhakta Nepali
Jaya Bhakta NepaliWASH Supervisor
Sangmu Sherpa
Sangmu SherpaField Assistant

Quality Education Team

Yuvaraj Gautam
Yuvaraj GautamEducation Officer
Laxman Gautam
Laxman GautamEducation Officer
Shanti Basnet
Shanti BasnetEducation Officer
Santa Thulung Rai
Santa Thulung RaiEducation Officer
Sita Niroula
Sita NiroulaEducation Officer
Chetan Bhattarai
Chetan BhattaraiEducation Officer
Dinesh Limbu
Dinesh LimbuIT Officer

Life Orientation Skills Team

Shiva Lal Thapa
Shiva Lal ThapaLife Skills Coordinator
Raj Kumar Hangbang
Raj Kumar Hangbang Nutrition Officer
Narenda pd. Kutuwal
Narenda pd. KutuwalEnterprise Development Officer
Mamata Gurung
Mamata GurungProject Assistant
Dinesh Poudel
Dinesh PoudelAgriculture Trainer

Coffee Impact team

Jagdip Baniya
Jagdip Baniya Coffee Supervisor
Chaitanya Niroula
Chaitanya NiroulaSocial Mobilizer
Bipan Gautam
Bipan GautamCoffee Trainer
Rabin Limbu
Rabin LimbuSocial Mobilizer
Karma Limbu
Karma LimbuCoffee Trainer
Shiva Lal Thapa
Shiva Lal ThapaLife Skills Coordinator
Kali Bahadur Hangpang
Kali Bahadur Hangpang Social Mobilizer

Monitoring and Evaluation team

Suman Shrestha
Suman ShresthaMonitoring and Evaluation Officer
Bhumika Koirala
Bhumika KoiralaMonitoring and Evaluation Officer