Our People Nepal


SCAI Nepal is run by Country Director Emma Taylor, who has been living in Nepal full time since early 2007, after being there part time since February 2004. Her daily work involves facilitating and implementing all project work that SCAI undertakes in Nepal in partnership with the local NGO staff, managing fundraising, sponsorships and communications with SCAI’s support network Australia and around the world. Read more...

NGO Partner

SCAI’s NGO partner consists of a committee of seven Nepalese men and women, led by Chairperson Sangita Bhandari, with projects being implemented on a daily basis by a group of wonderful staff. Nearly all staff and committee members have been working in partnership with SCAI for many years, a testament to their dedication to our work and the strong partnership with SCAI.

In addition to the committee, Sunrise has some valued advisors, such as Legal Advisor Dhurba Parajuli.

On a daily basis, our projects are run by various local staff:

Education Scholarships

These programs support over 450 children in different areas of Nepal, and are co-ordinated by Sunmaya Tamang in Kathmmandu, Kavre and Mustang, Sita Siwakoti in Jhapa and Pema Sherpa in Sindupalchowk.

Re-integration Program and Transition Home for College students

These programs support around 40 children and are co-ordinated by Angur Bhandari.

Residential Child Care Home and Kalika Devi Community School partnership

These programs support around 50 and 250 children respectively and are co-ordinated by Tulsi Mainali, Poonam Karki, Pramila Shakya, Krishna Ghimire and numerous other dedicated staff and teachers.

In addition to our full time staff we have some wonderful part time staff for things like tuition, dance and other extra-curricular activities.