Guy’s Trust opens Nepal school

Supporters of Guy’s Trust are celebrating the opening of the charity’s first school in Nepal. The school in Dhikupokhari has been built as part of the trust’s commitment to commemorating the life of Guy Joseph (OE 1997-2002) through investment in education and conservation work.

Guy graduated from Newcastle University with a first-class degree in Marine Biology. After working for two years in East Timor and Indonesia he spent time in Cambodia and Nepal, where he saw the challenges facing disadvantaged children at first hand.

""Following his death in a paragliding accident in the Pyrenees in 2011, aged just 25, his family established Guy’s Trust as a means of supporting causes close to his heart. This month’s opening of the Dhikupokhari school in central Nepal is the culmination of two years’ work, which began with an empty field. The official opening came three weeks after the third anniversary of Guy’s death.

""The trust is also involved in a number of other education projects in Nepal. Work is just about to start at Bhalam on the third Guy Joseph Early Childhood Development Centre. The ground is ready to be blessed and the bricks are ready for the construction phase. The project was delayed slightly when a sinkhole appeared without warning close to the original site.

""Another project that has been completed this year is the construction of a School Library in Armala, which was celebrated with a special inauguration ceremony.

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