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Welcome to NAFA Queensland

NAFA aims to improve the physical, social, emotional and economic well being of people in Nepal through small development projects and to promote friendship between the people of Australia and Nepal.

Our theme for 2014 is: Achieving positive outcomes for disadvantaged communities and individuals in Nepal

The focus for fundraising for 2014 is: Sustainable health, educational and development projects in Nepal

The Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA) was formed in January 1989 as the Australian Nepal Friendship Association (ANFA) Queensland. The name was changed to NAFA in 1993. NAFA is a Brisbane based non-political, non-profit, volunteer organisation without religious affiliation. Our aim is to improve the well being of individuals and communities in Nepal with an emphasis on women and children. NAFA has a proven track record in supporting sustainable, grass roots community development projects in Nepal in both rural and urban areas.

NAFA is run entirely by volunteers and 100% of tax deductible donations to NAFA’s Overseas Aid Fund are allocated directly to projects in Nepal. NAFA works in close collaboration with the growing Nepali community in Brisbane, who recently formed the Nepal Association Queensland (NAQ) to provide social support and activities to the local Nepalese community (including Nepali students studying in Queensland) and to assist NAFA with its fundraising activities.

NAFA holds a number of fundraising events throughout each year including a Nepali New Year Dinner and Nepal in the Park. NAFA is a vibrant organisation whose members share a love of Nepal and a desire to make a worthwhile contribution to Nepal’s development. New members are warmly welcomed.

NAFA holds general meetings open to all members on the first Tuesday of every month and an Annual General Meeting (AGM) in May 2014.


Run for a great cause and make a difference

in NAFA’s 25th anniversary!

Join the Everest Mob in the Brisbane Marathon

Sunday 3rd August 2014

 

 

More details – check the calendar or click here.

Help us raise money for valuable and well patronised health projects

 

 

 

 


Join in the fun at our Nepali cultural festival

NEPAL IN THE PARK Sunday 24 August 2014

JC Slaughter Falls picnic area, Mt Coot-tha

Fundraising walk, food & cultural entertainment

The walk starts at 9am JC Slaughter Falls picnic area, Sir Samuel Griffith Drive, Mt Coot-tha. Those not doing the walk are very welcome to come afterwards

Nepalese cultural activities start at 11am and finish at 1.00pm – Delicious Nepali food; handcraft stalls; Nepali dance and cooking lessons; children’s activities; games; raffles and prizes.

 

Please ask your friends to sponsor your walk. Prizes will be awarded to those  who raise the most sponsorship money for doing the fundraising walk. All those who register for the fundraising walk will be in the running for random prizes.

Click here for information package, registration and sponsorship forms Nepal_in_the_Park_Package 2014


 

Learn a little more about NAFA

Read our latest newsletter 25th Anniversary Newsletter


You can help by

  • joining NAFA as a member
  • help with or attend our fundraising events
  • make one-off or ongoing donations
  • sponsor a child’s education or vocational training, contact Helen helenzed@internode.on.net (07) 3882 0028
  • teacher and health care salaries, contact Rod setterlund@hotmail.com (07) 3366 1826
  • donate prizes for raffles
  • use your networks to raise funds

We invite business owners who wish to assist our  NAFA programmes to become involved with donating through product sales like Back Track.  We welcome all support.  Contact us today.


Thinking about putting NAFA into your Will?

Make a Bequest

Making a bequest – naming NAFA as a beneficiary in your Will is a simple and powerful way to help us deliver ongoing programs empowering under-privileged people in Nepal.  NAFA is a Brisbane based non-political, non-profit secular organisation.  100% of donations (which are tax deductible) go directly to NAFA’s aid projects ‘on the ground’ in Nepal. Read more here.