Yapton Free Church began its charity work in Nepal in 2000, when Pastor Terry* first visited Yapton. He shared his heart for the homeless children in his city. In 2003 we made our first trip to Nepal and discovered that Terry and his wife and their two daughters had taken 13 children into their home. At the time they didn’t have any financial support. We began a child sponsorship program and helped Pastor Terry and his wife purchase a house, which eventually became home to 35 children. The children have now all grown up and left the home.
Since 2000 we have also supported over 15 schools: building classrooms, providing school uniforms, teaching materials, computers, generators and financially supporting teachers. You can read more about our schools work on our Schools page.
Yapton Free church works with the local church to equip, train and empower Nepalese Christians to fulfil the great commission, believing that we can see a nation change. You can read more about our work with local churches on our Churches page.
Another of our focuses has been 'Earthquake Relief'. After the earthquake in 2015, Nepal suffered great amounts of damage. We have been able to help make an impact, short term by providing food straight after the disaster and long-term by helping to rebuild houses and provide a 24 hr drinking water supply to those in a very remote area of Nepal that was devastated by the earthquake.
*Names have been changed to protect those involved in our projects. Nepal is currenlty 32nd on Open Doors Persecution watch list. For more information please see: https://worldwatch.opendoorsuk.org/persecution/world-watch-list/
Supporting schools has been a big aspect of the Nepal Project since the early days. We have now supported 16 schools. It is so encouraging to see how the work is growing and indiviual children's lives are being changed every day. Access to education gives these children choices and hope for their future which they may otherwise not have had.
Here are just some of the ways in which the Nepal Project has supported schools:
Children from the Mountain School
There are many different people who are involved in regularly supporting the Nepal Project, including:
Over the years we have held many fundraisers from sponsored walks, to bike rides and a Kyatholon that consisted of Kayaking, bike riding and walking. We have been very grateful to Gaston Farm who over a period of 10 years have helped us raise thousands of pounds for Nepal and other charities. Since 2018 we have no longer received support from Gaston Farm but instead have been finding new ways of fundraising.
We are always looking for more sponsors and gratefully receive any donation towards schools and other projects that we support in Nepal. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you wish to give or get involved with the Nepal Project.
Staying In Touch as a Supporter
(pictures below of some of our volunteers at Gaston Farm)
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