Charity information


Fieldwork provider in refugee camps for Tibetan refugees in Nepal and India. We use grants and donations to arrange and undertake fieldwork. Overheads are minimal.

Founded 1993

  • Mission statement

    Trek-Aid is a small charity working exclusively with Tibetan refugees in Nepal and India. It was established in recognition of considerable unmet needs in these communities. It provides basic essential support to new refugees, and works with the camp management in various locations to assist in healthcare provision, educational support, small scale building and sanitation projects, environment improvement, elderly care, and in particular, promoting self sufficiency.
    the charity has always been based on a philosophy that donations are for the camps, and overheads are therefore kept to a minimum both in UK and in the field. We use local firms and labour, and source materials locally to keep costs down. One of the Trustees regularly visits to supervise projects and ensure probity and value for money.
    The charity has responded to changing needs in the communities over the 20 years of it's existence working with Help Tibet and the Christadelphian and Paget Trusts amongst others. The success of the ongoing work has been recognised by the patronage of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

  • Aims

    Trek-Aid aims to:

    • Preservation of Tibetan culture by support for artistic and traditional activities.
    • Relieve suffering in refugees. Assistance for new arrivals providing settlement grants short term .Carefully targeted support for the sick and elderly. Provide sanitation, water and power.
    • Create a culture of self sufficiency and sustainable economic development in and around the camps. Ongoing funding is earned.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1993

    Registered Charity Number: 1025577

    Board members: 4

    Volunteers: 3

    Phone number: 07971534996

    Address: The Lodge, The Crescent Crapstone Yelverton Devon Pl20 7PS

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