Author Archives: jclacey

September 2014

Chairman’s Introduction and Annual Report As you will know from previous newsletters, the objectives of our charity are to support rural communities in the Hindu Kush, especially the Kalasha, and are centred on improving community education, health, and living conditions. … Continue reading

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March 2014

Dear Friends 2013/14 has been an exceptional year for HKCA thanks to some enormously generous donations. As explained in our last newsletter, funds sent in for specific projects go into ‘Restricted Funds’ specifically and only for that project. Our financial … Continue reading

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PROJECTS

Past projects (since 2000) and future projects  Note: At the time of press the £ denotes Sterling, all other figures are rupees currently around £1=165 rupees but has been as low as 115 in earlier years. Currently around 130 +/- … Continue reading

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Meeting Shiva

A generous HKCA supporter, Tiziana Stupia, has just published a fascinating new book “Meeting Shiva”. The prologue states “After reading a newspaper article about a tribe called the Kalash who lived in the Hindu Kush mountains I had set out … Continue reading

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November 2013

Maureen Lines is beginning to believe in miracles. Firstly, the funding in full by Neil Kreitman of the cost of building the second classroom in Birir; then a US$3,000 donation by Suzanne Kapoor for patients and finally Heather Madine donating … Continue reading

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August 2013

New Flood Damage Appeal Disaster has again struck Chitral and the Kalash valleys. Floods have ravaged the village of Reshun in Upper Chitral and the Kalash valley of Rumbur. The infrastructure in the whole area has been severely damaged. Now … Continue reading

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July 2013

An extra short newsletter with nothing but good news. Firstly, that relating to Peter Meadows our Chairman and his wife Azra. Pakistan Society Annual Award Peter Meadows (Chairman, HKCA) and Azra Meadows (Trustee, HKCA) were jointly awarded the Pakistan Society … Continue reading

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Project Proposal for Second Classroom

PROJECT PROPOSAL BIRIR MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS – YEAR TWO CLASSROOM Birir is one of the three Kalash valleys and is the least spoiled and the least developed. There is a Middle School in central Birir but it caters mostly for … Continue reading

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May 2013 update

Chairman’s Report It is my great pleasure again to be able to report to all our friends and supporters on the excellent progress of HKCA. In particular I would like to refer to the truly outstanding efforts of Maureen Lines … Continue reading

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Newsletter February 2013

Dear Friends, So many of HKCA’s supporters are personal friends of Maureen’ s that we thought you should have a short update on what she has been going through personally and a brief outline of activities in the Kalash valleys. … Continue reading

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