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Welcome to NAFA

NAFA was formed in 1989 after the 30 volunteers from the Nepalese pavilion at Expo 88 wanted to help underprivileged people in Nepal and form friendships with the small Nepalese community in Brisbane. Today NAFA’s membership includes the original founders, people who have enjoyed visiting Nepal and many members of the Nepali community.

Since its inception, NAFA has funded over 50 projects in Nepal to a total value of $600,000.

The focus for 2017 fundraising is “Sustainable Rural Education and Development”Read more…

NAFA wishes to acknowledge the generous grant of $4,431 received in December 2016 from the Gambling Community Benefit Fund

In 2016

NAFA responded to Nepal’s earthquakes by providing:

* $448,000 allocated to earthquake rebuild/repair projects in nine remote villages.

* $21,000 allocated to education sponsorship for 59 school children at VSN Thimi.

* $47,500 allocated to sponsorships for 35 students (VSN Thimi, Tawal and PA Nepal) for college or Bachelor level study.

* $18,000 allocated to 7 health projects, including salaries for 3 health workers in a remote health centre, primary hearing care, a remote cataract eye clinic, health clinics in a carpet factory and a women’s personal hygiene project.

* $14,000 allocated to teacher salaries in two remote villages and $9,200 allocated to support three child care centres for poor families.

* $23,106 grant from English Family Foundation partners with NAFA to support re-establishment of an Agricultural Cooperative involving 400 families

* $6,853 donation from Queensford College funds six month tailoring training program for 10 women.