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.

Notice of 2018 AGM

The Eighth Annual General Meeting of Quality Education Nepal Incorporated will be held at 29 Blue Mount Road Trentham, Victoria on Sunday the 11th day of November 2018 at 4:00pm.  The formal Notice of Meeting may be accessed by clicking here.

The notice includes an outline of our activities over the past financial year together with financial reports signed by the auditor.  Those reports cover just the activities of the Association in Australia.  A consolidated report encomasing the Association, LEARN and our Rotary Foundation Global Grant Project is accessible here.

Board of Directors



Peter Hall, President

Former management consultant, visiting Nepal since 1993




Michael Dillon

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

Gordon Nightingale

Member of the
Rotary Club of Daylesford

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.