Since 1997, KE has worked closely with the Juniper Trust and together we have a very successful record of locating community projects and carrying them out. The Trust identifies projects likely to generate long-term benefits and KE uses its expertise and local knowledge to ensure that funds are successfully distributed and that the work is done. Working with a single charity in this way, we have been able to maximise our contribution to the areas we visit. Our focus is on finding sustainable projects where we can work alongside the local people.
Registered Charity: 1053356. Patron: Sir Chris Bonington
Latest News on Projects
Nepal - Chobar School
The Chobar School for Helpless Children has recently taken in 9 additional orphan children between the ages of 2 and 6. Chobar School has limited facilities to accommodate these children and the Juniper trust is raising money for a new kitchen and to improve the sleeping accommodation. The Trust also supports the orphans upkeep at a cost of around $400 per child.
Adarsha Bal Vikas Kendra School
This facility for physically and mentally handicapped children is in Banepa, a small town to the east of Kathmandu. Over the past 3 years, the Juniper Trust has contributed £7000 towards a new physiotherapy unit. The implications of the innovative work of this little school are important and the medical department of Kathmandu University is taking an interest in the project as an example of best practice.
Kenya - Gitare Primary School
In July 2012, Alderley Edge School for Girls visited Gitare School in Kenya to help build a library for the school. Prior to their arrival, the foundations had been dug and the main walls were erected. Alderley Edge pupils and parents hand-mixed cement to lay the library floor, made A-frames for the roof and built 3 sets of book-shelves. Alderley Edge raised £11,300 to complete this project.
Peru Solar Lamp Project
KE leader, Val Pitkethly has for several years been the driving force behind this project. She has been largely responsible for the installation of solar lamps (costing $10 each) in more than 3000 households in remote villages across northern Peru. The Juniper Trust has contributed to this project every year and intends to continue its support.
For more information on these appeals (for which we are still raising funds) and for new worldwide projects being considered by KE and the Juniper Trust, go to: junipertrust.co.uk
If you want to make a contribution to a particular project you can do it online, or send your donation to: The Juniper Trust, PO Box 104, Keswick, CA12 5WD