UK Registered Charity 1165160
Our aims are to provide opportunities for children in Nepal through assisting with their education and healthcare, in the support of compassionate home environment.
We are honored to have the Third Dupseng Rinpoche as the Patron of KFN. Rinpoche is the abbot of Jangchub Choeling Monastery in Pokhara Nepal and a revered lama of the Karma Kagyu lineage under HH. The 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, Thaye Dorje.
Paula has volunteered in medical camps several times in Nepal and has made many follow up visits. She trained as a Physical Therapist in the USA in 1988 and is on sabbatical from the NHS in London as a Specialist Physiotherapist in Pain Management until April 2020. She is currently in Nepal undertaking her fieldwork research for her PhD in Medical Anthropology at UCL, London.
Tristan holds a Masters in Classical Research from Roehampton University. He left the USA at age 5 and has a keen interest in tackling poverty and social inequalities for children around the world.
Country Director Nepal
Barsa is originally from Birtamod, Jhapa, eastern Nepal and now lives in Kathmandu. She is a recent physiotherapy graduate and in addition to her role as Country Director she is funded fully by KFN by our London Marathon runners to work 5 days a week as a physiotherapist at BIA with people with spinal cord injuries. Barsa will be busy developing and implementing new local grassroots programs in Nepal. She has organized and facilitated two Menstrual Exclusion Workshops , one at BIA and one at Sertshang Orphanage in Kathmandu.
Trustee for Media:
Patrick is a veteran of IT in different media organisations. He's now working on his MA in Core Process Psychotherapy at the Karuna Institute in Devon, England. He brings his insight and expertise in internet and social media.