We are dedicated to helping children, families and communities through the education of children and offering business support to young adults in Lwang Ghalel, Nepal.
The Marigold Chain is a small charity based in the UK. We have considerable experience working in Nepal and setting up projects within the communities. We have visited the district of Lwang Ghalel many times and have identified several areas that we feel we can offer support, through education, community support and offering start-up grants to young adults.
As well as offering support to our Nepalese partners we encourage the Nepalese communities to identify the problems and requirements themselves and come up with solutions. We do not believe that we know best. We support the Nepalese Government Education and its curriculum. We learn together how best to help the communities.
If our partners develop a programme which improves educational outcomes in Nepal and is consistent with our goals and principles, we will try to support it. Our only limitation is funding.
We have chosen to limit our involvement within the Lwang Ghalel area to ensure we can provide the support to the level and depth required.
Our volunteers visiting Nepal are there to provide support and advice if it is asked for. They are there to provide feedback based on an overview of the programmes and the benefit of any research.
We respect the values, religion, culture and livelihoods of the Nepalese people and the communities in which we work. We are not biased to the caste system.
Our policies are developed together with the active participation of the Government Village School Management Committees, village heads and communities. Every opportunity will be taken to engage with those impacted by our programmes.
Relationships are very important to us. We want the local people to know us and to understand that we wish to support them. We acknowledge there are risks and take steps to reduce any negative impacts of our programmes. We expect honest and immediate feedback from our Nepalese partners and communities if they have any concerns or if they consider that we can deliver our support better.
The Marigold Chain is the garland of marigold flowers presented to guests on arrival. It is a symbol of thanks and says welcome.