Room 13 Nepal

Resident Artist(s): Various
Main Studio Artform: Visual arts, music, drama


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A group of students from Lochaber High School led the way in developing international links for Room 13 by organising the first Room 13 expedition to Nepal in 2000. Since then, Room 13 Nepal has grown and developed with support from local agencies and the efforts of several youth expedition teams from Lochaber, Scotland.

Room 13 International works with locally based organisations and supporters to facilitate skills development and sustainable local enterprise, and provide arts, music, training and community building programmes for young people in locations across Nepal.
The Room 13 projects in Nepal are organised and run in connection with Nepali organisations based in Kathmandu and Pokhara. It is through their efforts that Room 13 is put into action as a means of engaging with young people and encouraging them to become active, creative citizens, who are motivated, resourceful and engaged in the development of their communities.
The main objectives of Room 13 in Nepal are:
  1. Help the children and youth to develop and grow a creative mindset
  2. Build a social network among children, teachers, youth, parents and community
  3. Promote awareness for environment conservation, sanitation, health and peace via drawings, dance and music
  4. Develop the team spirit aming children and youth
  5. Help in preservation and transmission of cultural dances, folk songs and other cultural aspects to new generation
 The activities of Room 13 in Nepal extend to the following areas:
  • Room 13 art studio, Pokhara, Nepal
  • Room 13 HCMC, Kathmandu, Nepal

At a glance

News from Nepal


Nepali students report on Earthquake

These hand written reports by senior pupils from Pokhara region of Nepal are among the updates we have been sent recently on the work we have been supporting with your donations. The students writing the reports have investigated the many … Continue reading


Update from Nepal

Here is a brief update from Nepal with news on some of the community based recovery programmes we have been supporting with funds raised via Room 13 International. Our colleagues on the ground in Nepal report¬†that the loss of over … Continue reading


Donations for Nepal

Nepal is a country very close to our hearts. Room 13 HCMC in Kathmandu was the first Room 13 studio to be set up overseas, marking the beginnings of Room 13 International Studio Network. Several youth expedition teams from the … Continue reading