The Rotary Club of Yeovil was Chartered in July 1922 and was one of the first Rotary Clubs to be formed in the United Kingdom.
We have male and female members from a wide range of professions, ranging from their 30s to their 90s. Weekly meetings are informal and the club has an excellent record of supporting its local community. We are part of Rotary District 1200, which has adopted the Nepal School project as one of the District projects for the following year.
Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership
Helambu Education and Livelihood Partnership (HELP) is an NGO set up in 2009 with a goal to improve the quality of education in some of the remote village schools in Sindupalchowk, some 70 kms northeast of Kathmandu. Their education programmes have supported 75 schools, benefitting 10,000+ children in many of the poorest villages in Helambu valley and the adjacent valleys; and the majority of their programmes are funded by a UK based charity, Mondo Challenge Foundation.
HELP work closely with the communities and education authorities for sustainable results and villager empowerment. The key team members are from Helambu who went to local schools giving them an in-depth knowledge of the needs of the region. The team has a proven track record with excellent project management skills. HELP’s Director obtained a Master’s degree in International Development from Institute of Development Studies based at Sussex University, UK.
School in a Bag (SIAB)
School in a Bag (SIAB) is an initiative run by the Piers Simon Appeal, a UK registered charity set up in memory of Piers Simon who died in the Indian Ocean Tsunami on Boxing Day 2004. School in a Bag deliver rucksacks filled with stationery, learning resources and eating utensils to poor, orphan, vulnerable and disaster affected children around the world. As of December 2016, School in a Bag have distributed 71,578 SchoolBags to children in 34 different countries. The cost to sponsor a SchoolBag is £20 and every SchoolBag distributed is numbered allowing donors to see where their SchoolBag was sent.
Since 2012, through their partnership with the Helambu Education Livelihood Partnership (HELP), School in a Bag have funded 10,086 SchoolBags to children in 75 schools in the Sindhupalchowk District and built a 7 classroom school for 220 children called Shree Deurali in the village of Tartong.
Mondo Challenge Foundation (MCF)
Provides sustainable support for education and livelihoods in developing countries. MCF believe in community based programmes, where the Foundation works together with local people to improve lives. Their local managers are experienced in working at grassroots level. By keeping programmes small and manageable, they monitor expenditure in detail and ensure funds focus on priority needs.