Nepal Rural Health and Education Project

About Us  


The Nepal Rural Health and Education Project, NRHEP, is a non profit organization founded in 2012. NRHEP is fiscally sponsored by Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice. It focuses on increasing the level of education and health care available  rural, low income communities and villages in the northeast part of Nepal, a traditionally under-served region of the country. The main activities undertaken to accomplish this objective will be scholarships for school children, development and management of health clinics, health education and awareness, and other projects to improve lifestyle or health. With the recent major earthquakes and need for emergency relief, we are currently focusing on giving special priority to children and families in the hardest hit and hard to reach rural areas where less international aid is reaching. We are working directly with Nepali medical and health educator volunteers who can reach the region more easily and will build internal capacity and infrastructure for the difficult coming months and years that Nepal will need to heal and rebuild.


Jitman Basnet (Human Rights Activist)
Katherine Hughes-Fraitekh- (Director, Field Initiatives, International Center for Nonviolent Conflict)
Nancy Hughes- (New Mexico Commission on Community Volunteerism and retired school psychologist)
Susan Clair-  (Health and Nutrition Specialist)
Charmaine Coimbra- (Newspaper reporter, photographer and writer)
Susan Schuurman (Coordinator; Albuquerque Peace and Justice Center) 

Nepal Coordinator
Ranjit Khatri


​Board Members