On the 8th April, 2017, we held a large picnic to celebrate 12 years of The Umbrella Foundation. Over 300 children, youth and staff attended on the day, and it… More »
We are proud to announce that our team in Nuwakot district (who are implementing a UNICEF funded project) have been given three awards recently for their outstanding work. On the… More »
Have a read of our Spring 2017 newsletter to see the activities and achievements of the past few months. Click here to read it or download the pdf version.
Chettra was born in Wallung village, Makalu VDC of Sankhuwasabha District in 2003. When he was three years old his mother passed away with severe stomach issues. Two years after… More »
As the Rugby7s in Rio draws to a close with the Canadian ladies team taking home bronze, the Umbrella 7′s Canada is ramping up! The Umbrella 7′s Canada and Umbrella 7′s Ireland have been up and… More »
The devastating 7.9 earthquake on April 25th, the 7.3 earthquake on May 12th and all subsequent aftershocks (well over 100 since and still ongoing to a lesser degree nowadays) have… More »
In Nepal things are rapidly changing for women in the workforce, and here at Umbrella we are very proud to have women heading 3 of our main departments. They not… More »
The one thing more entertaining and challenging than teaching children is training their teachers. Perhaps because it includes an unusual mix of Irish dancing, cornflake crispy cakes and the promise… More »
“For it is in giving that we receive …”, St. Francis of Assisi’s prayer goes, and it has never been more true than when I became a sponsor at Umbrella… More »
Stuart McCarthy (left) is a UK trained teacher who spent 4 years working at The British School Kathmandu. Having set up a school support project in Dhading, he shared his… More »
The Umbrella Foundation celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday, holding its 3rd annual parade in a raucous procession of green and orange through the streets of Swayambhu. Volunteers and children… More »
The children in Nepal made a video to thank our patron and Irish rugby captain, Jamie Heaslip, and everyone involved in the Umbrella 7′s tournament! Read about Jamie Heaslip’s visit… More »
Irish volunteer Róisín came to help in our homes in 2012. See for yourself the truly rewarding experience of giving your time to others. Her video is a collage of… More »
A few weeks ago, Indu Didi (the volunteer house & office didi/superwoman) invited the volunteers to attend her nephew’s wedding in their village. Four of us accepted the invitation to… More »
Ram Kumar and his brothers were trafficked to Kathmandu and dumped in an ‘orphanage’. Rescued by Umbrella, they are now reintegrated with their family.