Project Archives

Back Track Adventures’ Fundraising Walk for Tawal Health Clinic

2016-11-01T13:39:16+10:00July 21st, 2015|

Damaged health clinic BACK TRACK ADVENTURES’ FUNDRAISING WALK TO REBUILD THE TAWAL AREA HEALTH CLINIC   On Sunday 3rd August 2015, 43 walkers participated in a long distance walk at Mt Glorious to raise funds to rebuild Tawal Health Clinic, which was badly damaged in the Nepal Earthquake. On behalf of Back [...]

Sunny Queen Farms

2016-11-01T13:40:28+10:00June 5th, 2015|

A mighty fundraising effort for earthquake victims in Nepal The staff at Sunny Queen Farms have put in a mighty effort raising funds for NAFA’s rice and roofing tin response to 25 remote area villages in the remote Tawal area, Ri region of Nepal. On 3rd June Gill Violett, Internal Sales Development Representative, and Kerridyn [...]

Circle Dance

2016-11-01T17:40:52+10:00May 14th, 2015|

Join us on Saturday 13th June at Bray Hall, Petrie 2pm - 4pm CIRCLE DANCE click here for more details Nepalfundraiser  $10 donation refreshments included All money raised will go to the victims of the Nepal earthquake

Media release Earthquake appeal 4th May 2015

2016-11-01T17:41:19+10:00May 7th, 2015|

Distressing news for Nepali community in Brisbane as supporters rally behind earthquake victims  Members of a local Nepalese Brisbane charity have received distressing news from the communities they have been working in for the past 15 years, after a massive earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April.   For the past 15 years the Nepal [...]

Dick Smith Donation

2016-11-01T17:43:50+10:00March 8th, 2015|

Peter Brockett receiving the cheque from Dick Smith Thank You Mr Smith!   NAFA has received a $10,000 donation from the Dick Smith Foods “$1 Million to Charity Campaign”.   In accepting the cheque on behalf of NAFA Peter Brockett thanked Dick Smith for his very generous gift and assured him that [...]

Nepalese New Year Dinner

2016-11-01T17:44:19+10:00September 1st, 2014|

What an amazing net result from the dinner, netting $25,500 for earthquake victims in Nepal. That total included $6,600 in donations made on the night (including three $1,000 donations) plus record results in the silent auction, market stall and raffle. A gigantic thanks to everyone who made this possible, the red shirts, the Nepalese [...]

Brisbane Marathon Everest Mob 2014

2016-11-01T17:44:51+10:00August 19th, 2014|

EVEREST MOB RAISE OVER $13,000 FOR NAFA’S HEALTH PROJECTS IN NEPAL The Everest Mob Day break on Sunday 3rd August and Alice Street is abuzz with hundreds of excited runners waiting for the siren to begin their run for the Brisbane Marathon. NAFA is well represented with 15 runners - the Everest [...]

NAFA’s 25th anniversary fundraising dinner

2016-11-01T17:45:24+10:00July 11th, 2014|

What a great night!! Thanks to everyone who attending our Nepalese New Year fundrainsing dinner on 10 May 2014 to commerate our 25th anniversary we presented each guest with a cream silk karta. The food, provided by the Tibetan Kitchen was excellent and the cultural entertainment provided by the Nepalese community very enjoyable. Nepalese [...]

First Kiwi members

2016-11-01T17:45:51+10:00July 9th, 2014|

Jan Dawn, her mother Jo Harrison and her sister, Helen Harrison "We are delighted to welcome our first New Zealand members of NAFA - Jo Harrison, and her daughters Jan Dawn and Helen Harrison.  Jan and Helen were recently in Nepal to do some trekking, and to re visit the Kumjung school [...]

Brisbane Marathon

2016-11-01T17:48:29+10:00March 7th, 2014|

Run for a great cause and make a difference in NAFA’s 25th anniversary! Join the Everest Mob in the Brisbane Marathon My name is Sudipta Sinnya and I am a proud NAFA member on a quest to raise much-needed funds for NAFA’s major health projects in Nepal. Having a Nepalese background, I have always [...]

FEAT update

2016-10-31T18:42:50+10:00July 4th, 2013|

Congratulations to Binita and Mandira for passing the Early Childhood Education course.  NAFA has supported these two students for many years through their school education and are now assisting them to gain further studies through  the FEAT program to improve their chances for emloyment.  Binita is currently working for a rivate English based school and Mandira [...]

Summary of NAFA Projects 1999 – 2012

2016-10-31T18:43:21+10:00June 20th, 2013|

 This table and the lists of projects which follow are drawn from audited financial statements since the Association was incorporated in 1999. Summary of NAFA $ allocated to one-off projects and multi-year programs 1999-2012  Sector Total $ One-off projects Total $ Multi-year programs Total $ 1999-2012 Education,   child care and child welfare $172,853 [...]

NAFA Projects 2013

2016-10-31T18:43:51+10:00May 12th, 2013|

Each year a number of projects are submitted to NAFA for consideration.  After NAFA executive officers have visited and reviewed each of the projects they are submitted to our committee who consider them on their merits.  These projects have been chosen for funding for 2013.  We are now seeking donors to help us finance [...]

Thanks to our Nepal in the Park 2012 corporate sponsors

2016-11-01T12:30:27+10:00November 5th, 2012|

NAFA thanks the following companies and groups for their generous  support for Nepal in the Park. Prize donations and assistance with materials and equipment helps make the day a huge success!   Macpac, The Valley   K2, The Valley   Paddy Pallin,The Valley,  Globe Trekker, West End Anaconda, Everton Park Sitar Restaurant, New Farm   [...]

FEAT for Youth

2016-10-31T18:44:56+10:00September 23rd, 2012|

A grade 9 student who aspires to be a teacher does work experience at Thimi School FEAT for YOUTH is a further education and training program which aims to improve employment opportunities for students in NAFA and JOY supported projects, who are nearing school completion. Students from Prisoners Assistance (PA) Nepal, Tawal [...]

Personal Challenge

2016-11-01T12:31:19+10:00June 24th, 2012|

for the month of JULY 2012 VSN students visiting Tilganga Eye Centre Help Change the Lives of MORE Young People in Nepal! THANK YOU! We raised over $6,500 from the last 2 challenges to provide 2 nursing scholarships. Now we need $4,000 to help more students study nursing or health-related courses. Improve [...]

Back Track Expeditions donate

2016-11-01T12:31:19+10:00May 2nd, 2012|

We are very proud of our association with Back Track Adventures. Back Track continues to support NAFA with generous donations to our projects in Nepal. Many thanks for their support and we wish them ongoing success with their exciting and popular treks in Nepal.

Tawal Eye Camp

2016-10-31T18:49:20+10:00February 28th, 2012|

Dr Detlev Gueck and his patient Location: Tawal Date: 24 November – 1 December 2011 Partner: Dr Detlev Gueck, a German eye doctor, Sangye, Manager of the Medicine Buddha Health Clinic and another monk from the Kopan Monastery Beneficiaries: 12 schools and 13 villages (Tawal, Tawal Besi, Duchene, Ladap, Kichet, Richet, Tajumrang, [...]

Thinking about putting NAFA into your will?

2016-11-01T12:31:19+10:00January 8th, 2012|

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 disadvantaged individuals and communities, particularly remote villages, in Nepal.  NAFA is a Brisbane based non-political, non-religious, non-profit organisation.  100% of donations (which are tax deductible for Australian [...]

Building classrooms Manthali

2016-10-31T23:28:58+10:00January 1st, 2012|

Partially built classrooms Location: Ramechap district (1 day drive on Jiri road east from Kathmandu) Date: August 2011 Partner:  Community Development Society (CDS), Manthali Beneficiaries: 500 students at Karkala Devi English Boarding School and another 70 additional students will benefit Objective: Construct 6 classrooms on top of existing school Details:  CDS was [...]

Joint NRNA / NAFA project 2010

2016-10-31T23:36:18+10:00December 26th, 2011|

Project to build two classrooms in a remote school in Nepal New classrooms In September 2010 Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) and the Nepal Australia Friendship Association (NAFA) jointly funded ($5,000 from each Association) a project to build two classrooms for a school in the remote village of Tawal, Ri VDC, Dhading District, Nepal. [...]

President’s Report for 2010

2016-11-01T17:57:08+10:00August 24th, 2011|

This report was submitted at the AGM held  on on 5 April 2011 The Big Picture In 2010, NAFA allocated more funds ($141,000) to more projects (33) in Nepal than any year since the Association was established in 1989. These projects spanned the range of NAFA priorities, with 19 allocated to education projects, 8 [...]

Challenge Yourself

2016-11-01T17:58:06+10:00August 12th, 2011|

Update:  Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge in June 2011 we raised $3500 THE CHALLENGE For the month of June 2011 and change the lives of young people in Nepal! Want to feel really great? Last year we raised enough money to offer a nursing scholarship for a dedicated Nepali student. We want [...]


2016-11-01T18:04:05+10:00August 12th, 2011|

Dear Supporters, We are back from our trek to Solu Khumbu/Okhaldunga region and spent two days at Kophu village on the 9th and 10th February. Kophu is a beautiful little village on the side of a hill overlooking the Solu River. We had views of the school as we [...]

Water infrastructure for school Lapsephedi

2016-11-01T18:04:36+10:00July 20th, 2011|

Location: ½ day walk from the village of Sankhu in the Kathmandu valley Date: February 2010 Partner: Shree Bair Mahadev Primary School, Lapsephedi Beneficiaries: 176 students Objective: To provide drinking water for students of the school. Details: Application submitted for $930 to fund the purchase of reserve tanks, water pipes and tap stands at [...]

Prisoners Assistance Nepal (PA Nepal)

2016-11-01T18:05:02+10:00June 13th, 2011|

 Location: Nayabazar (Kathmandu) and Sankhu (one hour from Kathmandu)   Date: December 2003 ongoing.   Objectives: To support the education of approximately 36 children at Nayabazar and Sankhu   Outcomes: Support provided to children through provision of education, food and medicine, and through conducting craft activities and sewing training.   Details: PA Nepal provides the [...]

PA Nepal – new Children’s home at Sankhu

2016-11-01T18:07:29+10:00May 12th, 2011|

Location: Sankhu, approximately 1.5 hours from Kathmandu in the outer Kathmandu Valley. Date: 2006 – 2008 Objective: To assist PA Nepal to build a new children’s home at Sankhu. Outcomes: NAFA contributed $17,000 towards the new home which is now completed and was officially opened in May 2008. Details: Indira Ranamagar, the chairperson of [...]

Qld Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund

2016-11-01T18:07:56+10:00May 12th, 2011|

NAFA wishes to acknowledge and express appreciation to the Queensland Government Gambling Community Benefit Fund for the $5,374 grant provided in December 2009 to purchase computer equipment for the Association and traditional costumes for children and adults who perform at various NAFA fundraising events and other activities organised  by the Nepalese Association of Queensland. [...]

Brisbane trekking company donates

2016-11-01T18:09:44+10:00January 2nd, 2011|

Brisbane based trekking company Back Track Adventures donated $100 to NAFA for every trekker travelling with them to Nepal in 2011.  If you want to trek and also assist NAFA check out their website.

NAFA Knitters

2016-11-01T18:10:37+10:00June 12th, 2010|

      Location: Jumpers and beanies distributed to a range of locations in Nepal, including a carpet factory, childrens home, two child care centres, disability services and remote villages. Date: ongoing Objective: To provide warm jumpers and beanies to disadvantaged children and adults in Nepal, who rarely would be able to [...]

Poverty Alleviation and Infrastructure Sustainability (GOAT) Project

2016-11-01T18:11:03+10:00June 12th, 2010|

Location: Namobuddha and Tawal Date: 2005 - 2011 Partners: VSN School Eco-Club, Namobuddha womens group and the Hilly Region Development Club Objective: 1.To provide goats to poor families in the Namobuddha area as a poverty alleviation strategy and 2. To manage a goat project in Tawal aimed at providing sustained income to assist in [...]

March 2010 Update

2016-11-01T18:11:36+10:00March 5th, 2010|

NAFA executive members, Ross and Brenda Hazelwood, Deborah and Rod Setterlund, and member Kylie Gilbert are in Nepal continuing to monitor and support NAFA projects. Recent highlights include: Two new classrooms at Kophu were inaugurated by Kylie Gilbert during a large and colourful ceremony organised by the village [...]

February 2010 Update

2016-11-01T18:12:05+10:00February 6th, 2010|

NAFA executive members, Ross and Brenda Hazelwood, Deborah and Rod Setterlund, and members Lew and Sue Tuck and Kylie Gilbert are in Nepal, monitoring and progressing  NAFA projects. Highlights to date include: Teacher training program.  Completion of a very successful program for 10 teachers from remote villages and [...]

Creche equipment Thimi

2016-11-01T18:12:32+10:00January 31st, 2010|

Swings for the creche Location:  Mayadhapur, Thimi, Kathmandu valley Date:  July 2009 Partner: Balkumari Area Development Committee Child Care Centre - Thimi Beneficiaries: 25 to 30 pre-school children of local farmers Details:  Originally the centre was assisted by an INGO with start up salaries and a roomprovided rent free.  No funds were [...]

Solar lighting Patale

2016-11-01T18:13:26+10:00January 28th, 2010|

Small solar panels give enough energy for two lights at night Location: Okhaldunga district, 4 days walk from the airport village of Phaplu or the roadhead at Jiri Partner:  Patale Village Development Committee Beneficiaries:  69 adults + 48 children Objective:  Solar lighting for 12 houses Details:  NAFA members visited the village in [...]

PA Nepal Boys Home

2016-11-01T18:14:22+10:00January 6th, 2009|

Reports have just arrived from Kathmandu that our project to build a home for the older boys at PA Nepal is now completed. NAFA raised $26,000 for the boys home through a concert held at Churchie in 2008. The balance of money required to complete the home was provided by private donors. Many thanks for the [...]

New Toilet Block Bahundanda Village

2016-11-01T18:15:13+10:00May 12th, 2004|

Location: Bahundanda Secondary/ Primary School is situated some 6 hours walk from the last bus stop along the Annapurna Circuit Trail. Date: 2004 Beneficiary: Students and teachers at the school. Outcome: Construction of a toilet block at the school to improve hygiene and health situation at the school.

Drainage at Sita Paila School

2016-11-01T18:16:09+10:00March 20th, 2002|

Location: A neglected school located only 15 minutes from Swayumbunath in Kathmandu with 200 children. Date: March 2002 Beneficiary: The students Objective: To build a diversionary wall on upper side of school building to stop water seepage and excess waters from properties above which were flowing into lower floor classrooms. Outcome: Wall successfully built [...]

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