Our new Trustee - welcoming Mary Peart

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We’re very excited to announce the appointment of our newest trustee, Mrs Mary Peart.

Mary has been involved with TGT for the past two years. She was instrumental in setting up our first international schools partnership with her former school German Swiss International School (GSIS), Hong Kong. In October 2018, Mary traveled with us and twelve GSIS students to the Deusa AFRC for an incredible first ‘Discovery Week’ visit to Nepal.

Mary has also published a detailed case study on our work in Deusa, Solukhumbu for Geography Review magazine, this is helping our work reach teachers and pupils and students in Geography classrooms all over the world.

Mary will bring her invaluable skills in geography, leadership, schools and a passion for Nepal to the role, we’re so pleased to have her on board, welcome Mary!

You can find out more about Mary and the rest of the TGT team on our people page. If you are interested in getting involved with the charity and its work, please get in touch.

5 days in Deusa with GSIS

Last month 12 students and two teachers from the German Swiss International School (Hong Kong) traveled with us to Deusa for their first ‘linking’ visit. It was a wonderful few days. Our partner NGO, EcoHimal, captured these stunning photos.

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Students and teachers from GSIS are raising funds for TGT’s work in Deusa. If you would like to make a donation to help them reach their £5,000 fundraising target, please visit our donation page. Thank you.

Higher Education programme – Kavrepalanchok

In partnership with the Geography and Environmental Science department at the University of Southampton (UK) and the Environmental Science department of Tribhuvan University (Kathmandu, Nepal) The Glacier Trust funded and facilitated a three-week research project in Kavrepalanchok (‘Kavre’). Two students from the UK and two students from Nepal were selected to participate.

Munro bagging for Nepal

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Mary Peart is a former head teacher of GSIS school, Hong Kong and a lover of Nepal. She approached us 18 months ago to propose a partnership between GSIS and TGT. Next week that partnership will finally become tangible as 12 students from GSIS arrive in Nepal to meet up with TGT, our partner NGO EcoHimal and the community of Deusa, Solukhumbu.

Through the partnership, GSIS will form a link with Deusa that will extend for three years and see students and teachers making an annual educational trip the Deusa Agro Forestry Resources Centre (AFRC).

At the AFRC the students will spend time with local children, tour the project work that TGT is enabling and have a go at some climate change resilient agriculture. They will also be trekking through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

GSIS have also committed to raising money for TGT’s work in Solukhumbu; an invaluable source of funding for our work.

Mary Peart is leading the way in the fundraising effort. Now living in Scotland, Mary decided to set herself the challenge of ‘bagging’ six ‘Munro’ mountains in 2018. ‘Bagging’ means to successfully climb, the Munro’s are the Scottish mountains of 3,000 ft or more. There are 282 in total, Mary is attempting to climb the six in her new home area, Torridon.

So far Mary has climbed four out of six. She sent us some stunning images. They are beautiful and give us a great sense on how tough a challenge she has taken on!

Mullach an Rathain on Liathach

Mullach an Rathain on Liathach

Sgurr Mor on Ben Alligin

Sgurr Mor on Ben Alligin

Tom na Gruagaich from Ben Alligin

Tom na Gruagaich from Ben Alligin

Four down two to go, but first a trip to Nepal. Mary will be joining Morgan and two teachers from GSIS in Nepal next week.

Mary has so far raised £675, she hopes to raise £800 (or more). If you would like to sponsor her and give her motivation to ‘bag’ those last two Torridon Munro’s on her return to Scotland, please visit her sponsorship page.