Our Blog

Catch up on updates about our projects in Nepal and how our work is changing lives.

20 May 19

The Journey of a GP Volunteer

Jatinder volunteered with PHASE in March 2019. Following his involvement in developing a new transgender healthcare model in Manchester, Jatinder decided to seek out new opportunities to develop his career, whilst using the skills he had acquired as a GP to support communities with limited access to healthcare. After a…

1 May 19

Bristol to Base Camp 2019 Success: A Photo Journal

The Bristol to Base Camp team have just returned home from tackling the dizzying heights of the Himalayas. Over 19 long days, the team trekked from Lukla to Everest Base Camp, to raise money for PHASE. Most of the team had never completed anything like this before, and were challenging…

19 Mar 19

Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2015, Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. The earthquake cut off most of Gorkha’s villages, destroyed infrastructure and left many communities vulnerable to poverty. Following the earthquakes in 2015, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to rebuilding…

23 Jan 19

Celebrating World Education Day with PHASE

January 24 is World Education Day. Education is a human right, a public good and a social responsibility. Inclusive and equitable quality education is vital in achieving gender equality and breaking the cycle of poverty that is currently leaving millions of people behind. Today, 262 million children and adolescents do…

15 Jan 19

Working Towards Zero Hunger and Improved Nutrition in Far West Nepal

PHASE Worldwide’s director Tom has just got back from Nepal and, while there, he visited our project in Mugu that focuses on increasing food production and improving levels of nutrition. This is what he had to say… “I’ve spent the last two weeks over in Nepal – visiting our partner…

25 Oct 18

DFID Funded Health Project 2014 – 2017

PHASE has recently finished running a three-year project (July 2014 – July 2017) funded by DFID which aimed to reduce maternal and child mortality among the marginalised populations of 18,000 people in far west Nepal. Through improving access to nutritious food and basic health services, and furthering women’s empowerment, we…

26 Sep 18

Safer Childbirth Through Healthcare Training

On 28th May 2017, around 9:30 in the evening, a young man in his early twenties came to the duty station for PHASE health staff in Kashigaun VDC. He looked very concerned and informed the staff that his wife has been in labour for the past couple of hours. PHASE staff…

6 Sep 18

Improving Access to Education for all

At just 10 years old, Kanchha dropped out of school and gave up on his studies after reaching grade 4. His family are extremely poor and live in a small hut constructed from tin sheets they received after the earthquake. He is the youngest of four siblings. Both his older…

25 Aug 18

Improving and Developing Livelihoods Through Education

Pemba Gurung is a prime example of how skills acquired through training can change a person’s life. The 21-year-old from Kashiguan passed his secondary school exams and the future looked bright. However, when his older brother went to the Gulf to seek employment, he gave up his studies to support…