ABN: 79 892 132 355
Aims and Purposes

The Nepali Village Initiatives Association was formed in 2010 to manage the Nepali Village Initiatives Project, registered with Rotary Australia World Community Service as project 43/2009-1043/2009-10It was incorporated with Consumer Affairs Victoria (www.consumer.vic.gov.au) as Association A0054301J, ABN 79 892 132 355.  It is governed by Rules adopted 29 November 2015.  To download click hereAt the AGM in 2016 the name was changed to

Quality Education Nepal Inc.

The purposes of the Association are to support people in need in Nepal, in particular those of rural and remote communities, by, without limitation, supporting:

   (a)        community-run schools that improve the quality of education for Nepali children;

   (b)        local health services that support rural communities in Nepal;

   (c)        community projects and other initiatives that bring jobs and opportunities to Nepali villages; and

   (d)        international projects consistent with the above purpose, such as projects of Rotary International and its constituent entities including The Rotary Foundation and Rotary Australia World Community Service.

Membership is open to individuals, families or other entities.  There are no joining fees, and donations of $20 or more qualify the donors as members for the calendar year in which the donation is made.  Each membership carries eligibility for a single vote at General Meetings of the Association (if a couple registered as a joint membership contributes $40 or more, then both are entitled to a vote).  All donations in excess of $2.00 (including those qualifying for membership) are tax deductible.

Membership communications are by email, and each membership is identified by its email address.

An emailing list is maintained for distribution of occasional newsletters.  There is no charge for inclusion in this list, and any member whose membership lapses will remain on this list unless they choose to unsubscribe.  Simply send an email request to membership@nepalaid.org.au if you'd like to be added to the list.


Board of Directors

 

 

Peter Hall, President

Former management consultant, visiting Nepal since 1993

 

 

 

Michael Dillon

Cinematographer,
Former Director, Australian Himalayan Foundation

 

 

Ronda Hall

Visitor to Nepal since 1998

 

 

 

 

George Hillary

Grandson of Sir Edmund, pioneer of Everest

 

 

Simon Cowen

Former Managing
Director, Skybus

 

Don Cullen

Long time manager of Tibetan Village Project


Gordon
Nightingale

Member of Rotary Nomads


Financial Status

Quality Education Nepal Inc. is a registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission as a Public Benevolent Institution.  Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible in Australia.

The Association is reliant upon donations, while also receiving income from a capital fund established with a grant of $800,000 from the estate of Andrew Jack, formerly a member of the Rotary Club of Portland.  Contributions to this fund are keenly sought, as it allows us to underwrite the long term viability of LEARN as an established Educational Institution in Nepal.

The audited financial report of the Association to 30 June 2018 is available here.  A consolidated report of the entities involved in the program as a whole (QEN, LEARN and Rotary) is available here.