WHO WE ARE

We are a Swiss based charitable association focused on funding small and varied projects in Nepal

We look to support projects that require just a small helping hand to have significant impact.

TO DATE

To date we have worked mostly with schools – funding libraries, computer facilities, desks and chairs as well as rainwater harvesting and filtration systems to provide clean water for hundreds of children in the Kathmandu Valley area.  We have also contributed to a library of hardware for the Nepalese Ladies Mountain Bike league, which enables young girls in Kathmandu to learn technical bike skills which can enable them to compete or to go on to become full-time mountain bike guides.

A SMALL HELPING HAND FOR SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

  • Social Responsibility
  • Impact Optimisation
  • Performance-based Funding
  • Trusted Partners In-country

OUR PARTNERS

smartpaani

SmartPaani is an organization working in the water sector with a vision to provide sustainable water solutions to all.  It was formed by experienced technicians, researchers and businessmen to provide eco-friendly and economical solutions to water and waste issues in Nepal. With a mission to provide accessibility of safe water to all classes of the society, SmartPaani designs customized solutions for household, schools, businesses and other institutions. These include rainwater harvesting, water filtration, water recycling, wastewater treatment and more.

Driftwood currently supports rainwater harvesting and filtration systems in three schools in the Kathmandu Valley. We are looking for donors for a number of additional schools. This investment has a large impact on people lives for a relatively small amount of money.

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A truly inspirational residential school for disabled children in Kathmandu. The fundamental objective of Disabled Schools Association (DSA) is to empower children with disability by providing them with their basic requirements – food and shelter, education, physiotherapy and health care based on their needs. DSA implements a fully comprehensive set of educational activities for their students and lots of fun stuff too.

To date Driftwood support has upgraded the school’s computer room facilities and paid salaries for two specially trained teachers for deaf and blind children. There are many worthwhile and ongoing projects at Disabled Schools Association (DSA), please get in touch if you would like to become a donor to this great institution.

nccr

After the 2014 earthquake, Mountain Bikers from the Nepal National Team mobilized to raise funds and to send aid to those in need.

The success of their response led to the formation of the NCRR charity, which went on to implement the rebuilding of seven new schools in Shirkabesi district.

NCRR continues to re-build schools through generous donations from around the world.

Driftwood financed the construction of one of the seven primary schools and will continue to assist with educational assistance in the years ahead.

We are looking for donors to support ongoing educational materials for the seven schools.

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The Nepali Ladies Mountain Bike League (LMBL) aims to see all women in Nepal empowered through adventure sports and friendships. They do this by creating opportunities for women to connect with others and facilitate social inclusion and integration.

The LMBL want more girls to discover the joy of outdoor sports as a recreational past time as well as a potential career path. They do this through a combination of training, instruction, courses, events and networking in a positive outdoor environment where they feel safe and secure.

Driftwood has contributed bikes, knee pads and helmets to the LMBL’s mountain bike library and is looking for donors to develop the scale and scope of the library.

FUNDING MODEL

We set a limit of USD 2,000 per project

We pick projects carefully to optimise the impact of our support.

Driftwood is unique in that you, or your business, can select to fund a complete project that will have significant impact on people lives.

We only fund assets and hardware (e.g., books, benches, bikes, water filters) so accountability of fund use is assured. Any secondary funding is performance-based.

TRUSTED PARTNERS

We pick projects carefully to optimise the impact of our support.

We work with trusted partners in Nepal who are responsible for oversight of each project and report to use regularly with impact updates.

IMPROVING LIVES

We are looking for individuals or small business donors who would like to support a worthwhile project that is guaranteed to improve people’s lives in Nepal. Once the project is complete, a full report and set of photographs will be provided.

PROJECT VISIT

Each donor will receive comprehensive information regarding their selected project and regular updates during implementation of funded activities. All donors are welcome to go and visit their funded projects with our team of Driftwood guides.

OUR TEAM

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Alex Clarke / Finances / Comptable, formé chez PwC, dirige son propre cabinet comptable à Lausanne

Marc Rowland / éducateur / consultant en éducation, ancien directeur adjoint de National Education Trust UK et auteur du Guide pratique sur la prime aux élèves (2014) et Learning Without Labels (2017).

Rich & Jess Williams / Fondateurs / Fondateurs de Holy Cow ! Gourmet Burger Company et du Groupe Blackbird Restaurant en Suisse. Avant de se lancer dans le monde de la restauration, Rich & Jess travaillaient tous les deux pour une agence aux Nations Unies à Genève.

We're looking forward to start a project with you!

    Driftwood Association
    c/o Blackbird SA
    Grand Chene 6
    1003 Lausanne
    CHE-244.700.486