Everest Foundation Nepal was founded on a belief that we could do more for volunteers, and simultaneously do more for the development of our home-country
During the decade long civil war from 1995, Nepal’s fragile economy was shattered. Already poor families now had even bleaker opportunities for a decent livelihood. Children and women became even more vulnerable to abuse, exploitation, family separation, recruitment for conflict-related purposes and illegal detention. This merely compounded the issues associated with Nepal’s long history of caste discrimination and social marginalization, which causes immense disparities within society.
At the height of the conflict in 2006 we gathered a team of Nepalese development workers, including social activists, international and national volunteers because we believed we could combat the prevalent shortages of Education, Health and Women’s Rights in Nepal more efficiently than the existing international organizations.