Rural Society Nepal

About us  
Rural Society Nepal as a CBO

The official name of this community based organization is
“Rural Society Nepal”. It is registered in the government’s district administered office in Kathmandu with the number 1209 and affiliated with the Government’s CBO regulatory body – Social Welfare Council.
Rural Society Nepal has its own “Charter” and is itself an independent legal entity. All of its administrative functions are in keeping with its own charter and the prevailing rules and regulations of the government of Nepal. Jacky & Martine and Lawang Tamang are entitled to administer Rural Society Nepal funds. The bank account is operated with the name of Rural Society Nepal.

The CBO’s secretariat reports with quarterly details – a list of the beneficiaries, funds allocated and other activities funded by the CBO.
Local administrators
Mr Lapsang Lama (President)
Mr Ramesh Mainali (Vice Chairman)
Mr Tek Bahadur Tamang (Secretary)
Miss Radhika Shrestha (Treasurer)
Executive Members
Mr Pemba Tamang
Mr Binod Panta  
Mr Netra Raj Kaharel  
Mr Niraj Thapa  
Mr Karna Lama  
Mr Kul Das Tamang  
Miss Bhima Kumari Rana  
Mr Norsang Lama  
Mr Lawang Tamang   
Mr Nir Bahadur Lama   
Mr Nir Bahadur Lama will monitor the programme and provide regular updates on the various initiatives.


Rural Society - Népal
Le Népal est un des 8 pays les plus pauvres du monde. La moitié de sa population vit en-dessous du seuil de pauvreté.
La Rural Society est une organisation locale de charité (agrée par le gouvernement sous 1209 - CBO), qui fournit de l'aide à des villages dans une des régions les plus pauvres du pays (Kavre).
La Rural Society a développé un programme d'enseignement qui consiste:
 de la formation de professeurs dans la capitale Katmandou dans le but de rendre l'enseignement plus efficace au village de Bolde Phediche
 de bourses aux élèves les meilleurs pour les permettre d'aller suivre de l'enseignement supérieur à Katmandou
 du paiement des dépenses scolaires aux familles des élèves pauvres
 du support financier aux familles pauvres pour que leurs enfants ne doivent pas travailler pour le soutien de la famille
 de la promotion de l'enseignement pour les filles, qui est encore vu comme n'étant pas nécessaire. La Rural Society essaie de convaincre les familles du contraire
 de la manutention de l'infrastructure scolaire.
Le programme de la Rural Society est géré par Lapsang Lama, un jeune homme d'affaires de Katmandou qui destine une partie des profits de son entreprise à la charité.
Le coût de parrainage d'un enfant s'élève à 120 euros par an (matériel d'école, vêtements et frais de scolarité) et à 165 euros quand l’élève réside dans un internat.
Il est possible de contribuer avec des montants plus modestes (matériel scolaire, infrastructure, enseignement professeurs...).
Si tu veux aider la Rural Society à rendre accessible l'enseignement aux enfants de Kavre, envoie-nous un message à


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Rural Society - Nepal
hulp voor kinderen in afgelegen streken in Nepal

 Kinderen in afgelegen dorpen de kans geven naar school
te gaan.
 Helpen om de schoolgebouwen te verbeteren of uit te breiden.
 Arme boerengezinnen betere landbouwtechnieken bijbrengen.
Nepal kampt nog steeds met grote armoede. Meer dan 30 procent van de bevolking leeft er onder de armoedegrens. Vooral in de afgelegen streken is de armoede schrijnend.
Een van de voornaamste redenen voor de armoede is het gebrek aan onderwijs en werkgelegenheid in het diepe binnenland. Kinderen in afgelegen gebieden ondervinden veel moeilijkheden om school te lopen.
Veel van deze kinderen worden door hun ouders ingezet om te helpen in de landbouw. De productiviteit op het land is laag en daardoor hebben de boeren vaak geen middelen over om hun kinderen naar school te sturen.
Rural Society is een Nepalese vereniging die de situatie van deze kinderen wil verbeteren en tegelijk de boeren betere landbouw-technieken wil aanleren.
Ook jij kan helpen
Rural Society wil zoveel mogelijk kinderen helpen en hen een kans bieden om naar school te gaan en een betere toekomst uit te bouwen.
Ook jij kan helpen door een of meer kinderen te sponsoren. Voor nog geen euro per dag kan je de toekomst van deze kinderen beter maken. Of je kan ook helpen de schoolgebouwen te verbeteren. Of opleidingsprogramma’s voor de arme boeren steunen.

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A few words about the President
Mr Lapsang Lama runs a successful trekking company in the Thamel area of Kathmandu – Alpine Adventure Team PVT Ltd.
It is mainly through his company that he identifies potential children in need that can be sponsored.
Lapsang is himself from the Kavre district and has already assisted in successfully raising funds to repair village schools in the Kavre district.
In Rural Society Nepal he is primarily responsible for identifying which children are in need. In addition, he is actively involved in a number of agricultural projects seeking to change agricultural practices in order to increase productivity and, above all, income.
Agriculture could be made more efficient. The Kavre district has a very good climate to grow agricultural products, like fruits (figs, cherries, apples, oranges, peaches, durian, persimmon, lemon, grapefruit, grapes and lychee). Also vegetables grow well there (garlic, onion, cabbage, leek, mushroom, chili, peas, green beans, kidney beans, cucumber and corn). Increasing productivity in agriculture would mean more income and better chances for the farmers’ children to go to school.
Lapsang Lama has been raising funds with a group of French friends. For instance, it was possible to build the ‘Shree Sarbodwara Primary School Chyukha’ (lower secondary) in Sasyunkharka. He was also involved in a project that set up a mobile vasectomy clinical programme at the school, that also trained dozens of women in the techniques of midwifery.

A personal message from Lapsang
Hello, I’m Lapsang. I was born in Boldephedich in a poor village, where economic development is very low and where more than 90% of the people work in agriculture. I was able to go to school till bachelor level.
I have never forgotten my village and I am glad I could go to school and find a decent job. I want to help poor family children that cannot go to school. I want to help them to have an education so they can have a better future too.
Best regards,



Life in Nepal
According to the Human Development Index (2000), prepared by the UNDP, Nepal ranks 144th in a list of 174 countries. Over 30 percent of the population of Nepal lives below the absolute poverty line. In other words, Nepal is one of the 8 poorest countries in the world.
Education in Nepal
Education in Nepal runs at three levels. Primary school includes grade 1 through 7 with children ranging in age from 5 to 15. Secondary school includes grades 8, 9 and 10 for students between 13 and 20 years. These grades are available at the local level.
For grade 11 and 12 (or +2 level) and for college and university, students have to move to Kathmandu.
Educational reality of the Kavre district
The percentage of children not attending school has increased in the last few years. Enrolment drops significantly after class 10. Approximately 5 percent of the students go to Kathmandu in order to continue their education. Only the ‘wealthiest’ families can afford to pay for their children’s education.
Another problem in the district is the literacy rate, particularly for women.
The ethnic background of the district significantly affects education and literacy rates. The ethnic group Brahman has the most advanced position in education, followed by Tamang, Jogi, Newar and Kami. The variance is extreme. Tamang people comprise 80.5 percent of the total population, but account for only 62 percent of the graduates from the local school system (SLC), while Brahmans, who make up only 6 percent of the population, represent 25 percent of the graduates. The other ethnic groups have a significantly lower level of education.


If you want to hel p to build a better future for children in Nepal, you can become a sponsor or what we call a friendship parent.
Sponsoring a child
You can sponsor a child in three ways depending on what kind of help you want to give.
1. Books, uniform and tuition
120 Euro per year
2. Same as 1 plus boarding at school
145 Euro per year (25 Euro more)
3. Same as 2 plus food at school
165 Euro per year (20 Euro more).

Funding school infrastructure
Depending on what you want to spend, you can help to finance the repair and construction of school buildings.
Funding agricultural training programme
You can contribute to the training programme for farmers teaching them better agricultural methods and techniques. You can spend as little or as much as you want.
Please contact us on for more details about sponsorships or other information.
Bank details
Rural Society Nepal
Sunrise Bank Limited (New Road Branch)
Account number: 010010002220 C
Kathmandu – Nepal


Education goals
Rural Society Nepal aims at improving education in the remote villages through several actions and programmes.
Training for the teachers to advance their teaching methods
and approach
Teachers in the remote areas of Nepal are receiving little or no support, or refresher courses, once they start teaching in the school. The monotonous teaching job depletes their knowledge, exhausts their agility and blurs their skills. They need proper training and exposure to the innovations on teaching. Rural Society sends teachers to the district headquarters, where training programmes are run. To enhance the teachers’ efficiency, Rural Society also has exchange programmes with advanced schools.
Scholarship for highly gifted and poor students for post secondary education

In order to attain the post secondary education, students have to move to Kathmandu. The cost for this move is prohibitive for most of the families. The scholarship programme facilitates the students’ accommodation and study in Kathmandu (to attain grades 11 and 12 as well as to continue up to the university).
Elementary education support exclusively for poor and marginalized children
Due to poverty, a large number of children in Nepal are not able to attain elementary education (grade 1-8). They need to be supported to go to school. Rural Society provides financial incentives to their families, pays for the school material, supplies uniforms...
Access for girls to college and/or university education
There are many cultural barriers for the girls for attaining education. Many families have prejudices about the education of girls and discriminate them against boys. Girls are supposed to always be dependent on others and not to stand on their own. It is a big challenge for girls to go to Kathmandu to continue their education. Special arrangements need to be made. Rural Society wants to make secondary education accessible to girls by supplying financial support to the girls and to their families.
News report
November 2010

Normal school day
On a normal school day, the children sing the national Nepalese song before entering the class room at 10 a.m.
Once they are in the class room, the teacher checks the children’s dress and their home work, if they had to do some.
Then classes start about different subjects.
At noon, there is a break for eating and play.
The classes end at 4 p.m.

Letter to children
The friendship parents are invited to write a short letter (about 20 lines at most) to the child they sponsor, telling him/her a bit about themselves, their activities, why they decided to sponsor, etc.
They can add a picture of themselves too. Please send to
The letters will be handed to the children and if needed translated into Nepali.
New children profiles
A few new children have been added. For more information, please see


Rural Society Nepal


Please contact :
Mr. Lapsang lama
Swoyambunath mark -Chamati -kathmandu