Nepal


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

Program 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 ThapaImpact Manager
Yuvaraj Gautam
Yuvaraj GautamEducation Manager
Narenda Pd. Kutuwal
Narenda Pd. KutuwalMEP Coordinator
Dibas Bhandari
Dibas BhandariAd. Fin Coordinator
Susmita Karki
Susmita KarkiLife Skill Coordinator

Administration and Finance Team

Sanjay Limbu
Sanjay LimbuHead of Finance
Dibas Bhandari
Dibas BhandariAd. Fin Coordinator
Pritika Rai
Pritika RaiAccount and Data Officer (Dhankuta)
Nirmala Paudel
Nirmala PaudelAd. Fin Assistant
Diwa Limbu
Diwa LimbuOffice Assistant

Fundamental Team

Amit Shrestha
Amit ShresthaProject Engineer
Shiva Lal Thapa
Shiva Lal ThapaImpact Manager
Narenda Pd. Kutuwal
Narenda Pd. KutuwalMEP Coordinator
Amrit Bhattarai
Amrit BhattaraiSite Engineer
Sancha Limbu
Sancha LimbuSenior Site Supervisor
Deuman Subba
Deuman SubbaSenior Site Supervisor
Nayan Subba
Nayan SubbaSite Supervisor
Nilam Limbu
Nilam LimbuFacilities Officer
Sangmu Sherpa
Sangmu SherpaField Assistant
Karna Bahadur Limbu
Karna Bahadur LimbuEnterprise Development Officer
Bipan Gautam
Bipan GautamEnterprise Development Officer
Jagdip Baniya
Jagdip Baniya Enterprise Development Officer
Tej Bhattarai
Tej BhattaraiMEP Assistant

Academics Team

Yuvaraj Gautam
Yuvaraj GautamEducation Manager
Shanti Basnet
Shanti BasnetEnglish Coordinator
Chetan Bhattarai
Chetan BhattaraiStd. & SMC/PTA Coordinator
Tirtharaj DhunganaICTE Coordinator
Laxman Gautam
Laxman GautamCluster Coordinator
Santa Thulung Rai
Santa Thulung RaiCluster Coordinator
Sita Niroula
Sita NiroulaCluster Coordinator
Sunil Subedi
Sunil SubediCluster Officer
Sujan Poudel
Sujan PoudelCluster Officer
Yugal Subedi
Yugal SubediCluster Officer
Dips Khadka
Dips KhadkaCluster Officer
Nanda Kishor Chaudhary
Nanda Kishor ChaudharyCluster Officer
Asmita Oli
Asmita OliCluster Officer
Bali Ram Chaudhary
Bali Ram ChaudharyCluster Officer
Mohan Swarnakar
Mohan SwarnakarCluster Officer

Empowerment Team

Susmita Karki
Susmita KarkiLife Skill Coordinator
Indu Bhandari
Indu BhandariLife Skill Officer
Aman Shrestha
Aman ShresthaIT Academy Coordinator

Monitoring, Evaluation & Communication Team

Raj Kumar Hangbang
Raj Kumar Hangbang Nutrition Officer
Yubaraj Chemjong
Yubaraj ChemjongHealth Officer
Suman Shrestha
Suman ShresthaCommunication Officer

Coffee Impact team

Nima Tenzing Sherpa
Nima Tenzing SherpaCoffee Consultant
Shiva Lal Thapa
Shiva Lal ThapaImpact Manager
Karna Bdr. Limbu
Karna Bdr. LimbuEnterprise Development Officer
Bipan Gautam
Bipan GautamEnterprise Development Officer
Jagdip Baniya
Jagdip Baniya Enterprise Development Officer
Rabin Limbu
Rabin LimbuSenior Social Mobilizer
Kali Bdr. Hangbang
Kali Bdr. HangbangSenior Social Mobilizer
Rijan Limbu
Rijan LimbuSocial Mobilizer
Indra Bdr. Limbu
Indra Bdr. LimbuSocial Mobilizer
Kul Bdr. Bista
Kul Bdr. BistaSocial Mobilizer