Gurkha struggle in post-earthquake Nepal

Tuesday 25 April – Two years on from the devastating Nepal earthquakes, a British charity is rushing to rehouse hundreds of Gurkha veterans and widows before the third monsoon since the disaster arrives.

The quakes left approximately 600,000 people across the country without a home. The majority are still living in rudimentary shelters constructed from corrugated metal sheets and the remains of former buildings.

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Working together for Nepal

The Trust works with a lot of organisations in Nepal, from DFID and the British Gurkhas to the Nepali government and other international NGOs.

One of our closest partners is the Kadoorie Agricultural Aid Association (KAAA). It started in the late 1960s, at the same time as the Trust, when Major General ‘Bunny’ Burnett raised concerns about support for Gurkha veterans returning to Nepal.

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Stoll runs free English classes for Gurkha Veteran community in Hounslow

Stoll is offering free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) classes to support its Gurkha residents and their families improve their English and engage more confidently with the wider community. The first pilot course is currently running at Stoll’s Countess of Wessex House for two hours a week for 12 weeks and will come to an end in April.

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