How does it work ?

Adventure Aid Nepal is a non-profit organisation that combines both volunteering projects and adventure.  We offer safe, responsible, affordable and sustainable low-impact volunteering to support the poorest communities, particularly schools and children, that have received very little outside help since the earthquake of 2015.

The Juniper Trust, (UK No. 1053356, Established 1994), is working with Adventure Aid Nepal and other partners, to raise money to rebuild 20 schools in Nepal,  19 have been rebuilt so far, the latest was in 2021 in Maili Village.  The Juniper Trust is raising money to rebuild its 20th school in the village of Ranjana Beni, approximately 100km from Kathmandu close to the many of the previous schools they have rebuilt.

Any donations to AAN will be channelled through our Just Giving Page to the Juniper Trust, a charity completely run by volunteers where 100% of donations go towards the projects will be supporting on your trip.

We hope to raise £10,000 to purchase and deliver new uniforms and equipment for the 100 children at Ranjana Beni School and for three of the schools built by Juniper Trust in 2019 (it costs just £25 to giver a child new hope with a school uniform, shoes, rucksack, pencils and books), buy much needed school equipment and to provide books for a school library. We will also buy and help plant 3,000 fruit saplings during our visit. This is a group fundraising target, there is no individual requirement and no lower or upper limit to what you can raise. Fundraising initiatives will be shared on the AAN Facebook and Instagram pages.

How to raise money to help a project

Your volunteering experience will be more fulfilling if you raise some money for the schools and children you will be visiting.

We encourage all the AAN volunteers to set up their own individual “Just Giving” pages for a private challenge of your choosing. You can take inspiration from our 2002 group who managed to complete several personal challenges including a two-mile lake swim, UK’s 3 peaks challenge (climbing Ben Nevis, Snowden and Scafell in 24 hours), accompanying children on a a Specialist Academy Trust 5k walk from Marske to Redcar, running 5k a day for a month, setting up a village cake stall, hosting a coffee morning… There is no limit to what you can achieve. Any funds raised will go direct to the Juniper Trust and added to the Group Just Giving Page total. Fundraising initiatives will be shared on the AAN Facebook and Instagram pages.

Tell your friends

Tell your friends and work colleagues, explain what you are doing see if they will help a great cause, every donation will help, no matter how big or small. Just £25 will buy a child a full uniform, shoes, rucksack and equipment – it often means education or no education.

Local community

Create a presentation and spread the word in your community. One of the best ways is to visit schools, children and teachers will be really interested to raise money for schools with children of similar ages.

Garage sale

If you’ve got some clothes, furniture or anything else that is of no use you to you anymore, why not sell them and donate all the proceeds to your project.

Give it up

To demonstrate how the smallest donation can make a difference, ask your friends to sponsor you to give up a temptation or bad habit. Think of it as a personal accomplishment as well as helping a great cause.

Shave it off

Shave It off – You can pledge to shave your hair or a long-lasting beard to raise money (it grows back!).

Sports tournaments

Host an event- a quiz night, football match or raffle, for example. You can charge a registration fee or ask each team to raise a certain amount to participate.

Every penny helps! Adventure Aid Nepal & Juniper Trust, both completely run by volunteers to ensure 100% of donations go towards your project and to where it is needed most.