• Shayam Bahadur Thapa Trust Shayam Bahadur Thapa Trust


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Mission Statement

Our Vision Promote the spirit of entrepreneurship of youth in situations of vulnerability through technical-entrepreneurial education that enables them to overcome their own poverty and that of their community. Our Mission Create programs and projects that are financially efficient, subsidy-free and ecologically balanced that promote community and rural development. Additionally, generate income through activities that focus on equity and benefits the community. Provide technical assistance and knowledge about market value chain, sustainability, and free trade. Values Self-Sufficient Schools are united by shared values that transcend geographical, cultural, religious and political differences without any discrimination of casts, races, gender or religions.


Shyam Bahadur Thapa Development Trust-SBTDT is a Non-Governmental, Non-Profit making organization founded in 2000 to facilitate initiatives in community self- reliance and sustainability and is officially registered in Nuwakot District Administration Office, Bagmati zone, Nepal.

Governed by an eleven member, independent, publicly elected executive board, its mandate is to promote community self-reliance by mobilizing collective action toward sustainable livelihoods.

Started from Samundradevi VDC, at present, it has been working in various fields of local development in Samundradevi VDC and other surrounding VDCs in Nuwakot District. The credit for the firm footing of SBTDT goes to its dedicated founder members, board members, local communities, and donors.

The organization has built a 10,000-liter water tank and collection system that provides drinking water facility to the local community. SBTDT has been actively involved in rebuilding post the Earthquake of April 2015. The organization has successfully completed rebuilding a four classroom building for Samundradevi Higher Secondary School.

Currently, the organization is rebuilding the local Samundra Mai (Durga) temple which totally collapsed during the earthquake.


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