Charity Number: 1177445

Katkando is a tiny charity raising funds and providing volunteers for poor migrant children in the Kathmandu valley, Nepal.  Our official objective is "To help facilitate the education and self-improvement of impoverished children and their families in the Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding regions".  

Janata Dhan - Our Current Project.

There were lots of projects shown to me on my last visit to Nepal but one stood out above all others: The desperate need to renovate the blind hostel at Janata Dhan High School. To see why this work is so important read the full story <here>.  

IMPORTANT NOTE

Now, a lot of charities say this, but every penny we raise really does go to where it's needed.  All of our volunteers fund their own travel and expenses and basically make their own way to Kathmandu. We have no expense forms, no paid staff, everybody does everything for free.  Or should I say, for the good of the kids we are helping.

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Wimping Around Nepal – Day Two
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Day Two: Tuesday, 12th December.   Memo to me: Must contact SWAN, the non-government organisation who have offered to take me to see projects out in the sticks.  Which isn’t necessarily that far as the sticks is most of the … Read More

Wimping Around Nepal – Day One
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The adventures of an unfit old guy in a country built for real men. Or how I managed to walk across a high bridge, fall on a cactus and injure myself popping out for a pizza in downtown Pathan in … Read More

Next Up – Quiz Night at Peal O Bells
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Following on from the success of the last quiz night we are holding another one on Easter Sunday, 1st April.  Once again, our hosts are Margaret and Peter and our quixmeister is Phil Phillips.  There will also be the usual … Read More

Quiz Night At Peal O Bells
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Great night at the Peal o Bells raising money for KatKanDo Posted by Bryan Thomas Jones on Thursday, 23 November 2017 A great night at Margaret and Peter’s Peal O Bell’s pub in Holt. A good turnout by the locals … Read More

New Sooper Dooper Banner
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After our last banner was destroyed in a gale on Oswestry market, Martin and Keri aka Arenig Publishing kindly stepped in and designed and paid for a new tough banner.  Made of vinyl this one should withstand most things the British … Read More

Money Well Spent
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Well – stocked medicine cabinetAmerican visitor intrigued by new kitchen So now where has all our money gone?  Here are some pictures from SGCP  school showing their smart new kitchen and a well-stocked medicine cabinet.  And all paid for by … Read More

One way we raise funds…

…is to send Bryan out at 4.30am every Sunday morning, rain, hail or occasionally shine to the weekly car boot sale at Chirk Airfield, Nr. Wrexham.  Taking bets on who collapses first, Bryan or the table.