Love Nepal is a new re-branded organisation formerly known as DCWC Nepal (UK). We are based in Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, though some of our trustees are based in Cumbria. The name, the goals, the personnel have changed and developed but our drive and commitment to making better the lives of Nepali people is still as strong as ever. We continue to work with DCWC in Nepal (Development & Women Centre) with the majority of our projects being in the Kavre, Ramechaap area. Our emphasis is on Health and education along with the mammoth task of rebuilding the region after the earthquakes of 2015. As DCWC Nepal we were instrumental in the building and the funding of the first faze of the Hospital. This continues to be an ever-expanding project, which is growing year on year. The Tara Womens Project is doing great work in making and providing washable sanitary kits, which are distributed wherever we can in the region
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Our Love Nepal Trustees all carry a wealth of experience with Nepal and are regular visitors to the country. Since 2002 we have been working in Nepal and the vast experienced gained working as DCWC Nepal has set us in great stead for going forward and making a difference in Nepal. Below you can find out a little more about each of our trustees.
Gary has been involved in charity work in Nepal since 2002, when he first met Akka Lama of DCWC. After raising funds for a couple of years he went on to form DCWC Nepal in the UK. The charity went on to build 15 schools predominantly in the eastern regions of Kavre, Ramechaap and Sindhupalchowk. After undertaking health camps in the region the DCWC in UK then built the Hospital in Rajabas. Gary makes his living from selling Buddhist dharma goods at his St Annes based shop Pink Lotus. Everything sold by Pink Lotus is from Nepal and is bought from the same people who are also good friends and family. He also helped to establish trekking and travel company Sacred Himalaya that has taken many groups to Bhutan, Tibet and the mountains of Nepal. Gary has an adpoted Nepali daughter Manju. She is from the Hospital village of Rajabas. She returns to help him whenever she gets the chance. Gary also like to try to help the KAT organisation (Kathmandu Animal Tratment centre) whenever possible.
Rob brings a great medical background to the Charity. Born in Zimbabwe. Degree in Music and French from Rhodes University. Teaching job at Diocesan College (Bishops) in Cape Town. Left after 3 years to get away from apartheid South Africa and do post-graduate piano at Royal College of Music in London. Some performing work with chamber music artists. Worked and lived at Quaker International Centre for several years before joining British Telecom as linguist using French and Italian. Did 3 more A-levels to get into Osteopathy but ended up training as diagnostic radiographer at Guys Hospital and working there for some years. Then to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Radiation protection role. Then Queen Square Imaging Centre, specialist MRI scanning unit, later as Superintendent there, serving both NHS and private patients, mostly from Harley Street clinics. Left to move to Ulverston in 2010 to pay full attention to Buddhist practice and study, (started in 2000) at Conishead Priory