Foundation Project Sichya

Sichya means education in the Nepalese language. Sichya is a Dutch non-governmental foundation. Our focus are children in need within and around the mountain village of Phulasi (Nepal).

Mission statement

Our mission is to improve the accessibility and quality of education for children up to 16
years in Phulasi, Nepal, to enable them to realize their potential in life.

These childeren are not be able to go to school without our help, even though they are very willing to go.

By giving these children school materials, we are helping them to be able to go to school. We hope that this will give them a better future. Next to this it also ensures that kids can be just kids and will not be forced to work on the land, starting from a early age.

The board and volunteers of the Sichya foundation do not receive expense allowance for their work for this foundation. Only the necessary costs, such as the management of a bank account and the legal costs associated with running a foundation, are paid partly from donations. Both in the Netherlands and in Nepal.

Team Sichya (The Netherlands)

Official board:

  • Steven Ankersmit (chairman)
  • Joris Nijman (secretary)
  • Thijs Claessen (treasurer)

Sichya family & volunteers (The Netherlands)

  • Wouter Nolet (founder foundation) 1987-2019
  • Pema Lama (co-founder from Nepal)
  • Thomas Verburg
  • Roderick Jacobs
  • Lars Brouwers

Advisory board: (in to be developed)

Team Sichya Nepal

  • Mhindup Lama  (Katmandu)
  • Soonam Tshering (Phulasi)