Our first project was rehousing 11 girls that were living in extreme poverty. The orphans were housed in tiny rooms with up to three children sharing a bed. The tin sheets acting as a roof offered little protection from the elements. The Children were suffering from malnutrition and other medical problems. Some of the children were suffering from abuse. A make shift tap provides washing facilities for the children, kitchen and clothes. There was no heating or hot water.
The foundation will conduct vocational training for orphans in Nepal which will be Accredited by the UK Government. The Dusty Yak is able to offer UK government regulated (OFQUAL) accreditation through awarding bodies including the Chartered Institute of Environment Health, Industry Qualifications and Highfield . The training and International Accreditation program will promote employment domestically and abroad.
The Foundation has identified Further Education Projects which include:
- Identifying individual Orphans that show educational promise and funding of school fees, dress, stationary and pack lunches.
- Provision of hygiene kits- The project will support young girls in government schools where the majority have to drop out of education when they reach puberty.
- Rural Teachers- funding of school teachers to the Rural Communities
Micro Business Funding
The Foundation has identified Micro Business projects in Communities and will provide training and finance for sustainable small businesses such as:
- Agriculture projects including sunflowers and goats,
- Candle making,
- Sewing and needle craft,
- Local convenience food stalls,
- Cashmere production,
- Artisan goods manufacturing.