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Melamchigaon School Hostel Building
In October of 2008 33 members of West Yorkshire Scouts travelled to Nepal to build a hostel at the School at Melamchigaon. This followed constructing a very similar building at the County Campsite and Activity Centre at Bradley Wood.
The team raised over £10,000 to fund the project and worked with the local village community to build this much needed facility.
Project Nepal 2012 will see 30 adults involved in scouting in the UK travel to Nepal to take part in a community service project helping people in one of the poorest countries in the world. They will live and work alongside the local villagers and make a real difference to their standard of living and future opportunities of a remote village in the Helambu region of Nepal
Applications are still welcome from anyone involved in Scouting in the UK, all you need is to be over 18 years of age on the date of travel and have a sense of adventure. You can join as an individual, as a couple or as a team from a Group, District or County. Non members are also welcome and just need to join as Associate Members for 12 months for insurance purposes. more >
The PROJECT will involve 2 or 3 weeks in Nepal in October/ November 2012 working in partnership with a village. more >
The TRAINING - This will take place in the Spring & Summer of 2012 and will prepare everyone in the skills and knowledge required more >
Project Nepal will again work in partnership with “Community Action Nepal” the well respected charity founded by mountaineer Doug Scott CBE. more >
The 2012 trip follows on from two successful projects completed in 2008 and 2010 by West Yorkshire Scouts. The leadership team behind Project Nepal 1 and 2 are keen to commit to Nepal and Community Action Nepal long term and so if you can’t make the 2012 project register your interest for future projects in the Spring and/or Autumn of 2013. more >
If you would like to assist in fundraising for the next and future Projects please register for the
Project Nepal Supporters Group more >
Purano Dewar School C;lassrooms Building
In November of 2010 West Yorkshire Scouts again travelled to Nepal to the small village of Purano Duwar in the Lamjung region. There high on a ridge with spectacular 180 degree mountain views they built 4 classrooms for the school which serves the three surrounding villages.
The team of 34 ranged in age from 18 to 69 and included 11 veterans of Project Nepal 1. They had raised the £13,000 to fund the building and again worked alongside the local communities