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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is The Ishara Nepal?
  • When was it set up?
  • Why was it set up?
  • Do we make a profit?
  • What is our mission?
  • Can anyone visit us?
  • How can I get more information?
  • Where do our funds come from?
  • How are the accounts managed?
  • Why should I pay to volunteer?
  • How long do I have to sponsor a child for?
  • Can anyone fundraise for Ishara Nepal?
  • How can I make a donation?
  • What kinds of donations are needed?
  • What is TheIshara Nepal?

    The Ishara Nepal is a non-profit NGO based in Nepal.

  • Ishara Nepal was founded in 2017 by Min Bahadur Gurung and Mohan.

  • Why was it set up?

    The Ishara Nepal was established in  response to regeneration and alleviate the earthquake victims families and children (7.8 magnitude in Nepal 2015) alongside to support the extremely poverty children and their families in remote and deprived area on their most basic rights – food, education, childcare, lifestyles, elder age, cultures, healthcare, environment, wellness, gender equality, orphan help, youth mobilization, social awareness, rural community development,  .. .

  • Do we make a profit?

    No, we are a for-impact, non-profit organisation.

  • What is our mission?

    Ishara Nepal’s mission is to achieve  reforms in education, poverty, health and sanitation, empowerment of women, various youth clubs, vocational skills and training programs so as to uplift the living condition of the people of the rural communities of Nepal.

  • How long are the children able to stay in our homes?

    They are taken care of up to the age of 18 or until they obtain their School Leaving Certificate. After that, they may join the Next Steps Education Programme (NSEP) where they are provided the opportunity to take further studies or training, and are supported in learning to live independently.

  • How can I get more information?

    Please address any questions to isharanepal@gmail.com

  • Where do our funds come from?

    We are an independent charity relying solely on the generosity of individuals who contribute to the children and our work through sponsorship, donations, fundraisers and volunteering.

  • How are the accounts managed?

    Records are maintained in a double-entry bookkeeping system audited to international standards. For further details, please see our  financial page.

  • Why should I fundraise to volunteer?

  • Ishara Nepal is financed entirely by donations, child sponsors and fundraisers hosted all over the world. We are a non-profit charity run almost entirely by local Nepali people, providing the highest level of care, education . We appreciate that as a volunteer you will be giving of your valuable time, but we also ask that you fundraise so as to raise awareness of our work internationally and provide much-needed funds to sustain our projects. After covering the costs of your placement, all remaining money is used to support the children in our care.

  • How long do I have to sponsor a child for?

    Sponsorship enables us to provide shelter, education and emotional security to the children in our care. Since your contribution allows us to best budget for the programmes we offer, we ask you to commit to a minimum of 3 years’ sponsorship. However, the longer you can support a child for, the better!

  • Can anyone fundraise for Ishara Nepal?

    Yes, that would be fantastic and greatly appreciated! Your efforts can make a big difference to the lives of our children. However, before doing so, please communicate with our main office (isharanepal@gmail.com) so we can authorise your fundraising activity and provide you with a permission letter and promotional materials.

  • How can I make a donation?

    You can either deposit money directly into one of Ishara Nepal bank accounts . See our donation page for more information.

  • What kinds of donations are needed?

    Our main priorities are office equipment, second-hand computers or laptops, educational software, teaching resources, arts and crafts materials and sports equipment.