HELP Fellows are individuals who have made a lasting impact on the organisation in a number of ways and continue to support and advise HELP from afar.
HELP could not be where it is now without a multitude of dedicated individuals supporting and advocating our cause. While we value every single individual who has been with us whether as volunteers, ambassadors, visitors or otherwise; there are always those who go the extra mile to and make a lasting impact, in helping us helping our organisation to grow and prosper.
HELP Fellows are regularly updated with our current news and progress and consulted for suggestions and advice on any signiﬁcant new action taken. They form a part of the governing body of HELP and are invited to take part in the AGM, although, without a voting right. HELP Fellows of Nepali origin are also entitled to become members of the Board of Governance if they wish to do so
Nitish was HELP’s ﬁrst volunteer from Cambridge in 2010, volunteering at Nakote school. He pioneered the Scholarship Program,helping us approach local higher education colleges to negotiate discounted tuition fees, as well as helping us consolidate our programs. He is now a Trustee of Mondo Challenge Foundation, our UK partner, and despite his busy work schedule, is always available to give us valuable advice and suggestions.
Doug arrived with the ﬁrst round of volunteers from Cambridge CUELST in 2010 spending his time at Tartong school. In 2011, along with a few other ex-volunteers, he set up CUHELP, a Cambridge student society to recruit volunteers for HELP.
Priska volunteered at Nurbuling school in 2011, since which she has stayed actively involved and engaged with HELP. Upon her return to Cambridge, she helped set up CUHELP and became CUHELP President the following year, restructuring the recruitment system and increasing the number of volunteers threefold. In 2014, she joined HELP in Nepal for a three month internship, again expanding the Volunteering Program as well as HELP’s online presence and communications strategy.
David Low, from France, was linked to HELP through Jimmy’s friend, Misako Ohashi from University of Sussex and both later volunteered in Nepal. David spent three months in Nepal of which he split his time between teaching at Nakote School as well as volunteering at HELP Ofﬁce in Kathmandu. He helped us to design our new website and supported Scholarship Programme. David not only took part actively in the Scholarship distribution ceremony in 2013 at Melamchipul Bazar, but also gave an inspiring speech. Here is the link to it if you wish to listen to what he had to say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tntlt9d0fP8&feature=youtube.
Inspired by the work HELP does, David returned to France to raise some 3000 euros to support the building of Nakote school hostel project. It was David who helped us design our current logo
that we all liked and accepted it immediately. Besides pursuing his medical study, he also acts as HELP’s Ambassador in France.
David Tashi Lama worked as a teacher at Tartong before assisting us with the launch of Education Quality Improvement Programme (EQuIP) for a year. He has then served as Programme Ofﬁcer at HELP for 10 months period in 2013 and 2014. He has been a crucial member of HELP right from 2010 and was a part of both ups and downs of HELP growth.
An engineer, an entrepreneur and a social worker, Arna Raj Silwal (also known as A.R) has been associated with HELP since inception. A. R. provided pro bono consultancy to the building of many of MONDO HELP sponsored projects. Over half of the school buildings we have erected so far were built on a load-bearing model, which A.R suggested would suit best for our project sites topography.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Nepal Training Center, a pioneer Nepalese institute that works with several bilateral and multi-lateral donors to provide training for capacity building and skill development. He and his wife, who are all time social worker, also runs Padmashree International College in Kathmandu.
Mr. Ram Shahi, Jimmy’s former math teacher, is country manager to a UK based company called FutureSense. He has had long association with Mondo Challenge Volunteering Organisation until 2008. Ram was involved with HELP from inception helping us identify our projects. He has later served as treasurer for HELP in 2009 and 2010.
"HELP Fellows are regularly updated with our current news and progress and consulted for suggestions and advice on any signiﬁcant new action taken. HELP Fellows of Nepali origin are also entitled to become members of the Board of Governance if they wish to do so"