Greetings, everyone. I’m Nick Barry, and I’m delighted to mark Trustees Week 2023 by sharing a few thoughts as the Chair of Trustees at Kidasha.
This week provides us with a special unique opportunity to recognise the invaluable role that trustees play in the world of charity and non-profit organisations.
As Chair of Trustees at Kidasha, I’ve been fortunate to be part of an incredible journey. Kidasha’s mission is all about making a real difference in the lives of disadvantaged children and families in Nepal, and it’s a cause that resonates with our entire board of trustees. Our dedication to this mission drives us to be innovative, agile, and relentless in our pursuit of positive change.
Trustees are the pillars on which organisations like Kidasha stand. We work closely with the CEO and operational team to facilitate the strategic vision, the oversight, and the support needed to ensure that we make a positive impact in the projects that we deliver. Being a trustee is a tremendous responsibility, but it’s also an extraordinary privilege. It’s a chance to be a part of something greater, to help facilitate and shape the direction of an organisation, and to enable change that benefits those in desperate need. The relationship with the delivery team is critical to our success – both the small team we have in the UK as well as the team we have in Nepal.
Our team at Kidasha is diverse, passionate, and deeply committed to the cause. We come from various backgrounds, bringing a range of skills and experiences to the table. It’s this diversity that empowers us to think creatively and make well-informed decisions that benefit the children and families we serve.
Our greatest challenge (along with many other charities) is to raise our profile, increase our support, and raised necessary funds. Trustees have a significant role to play in these areas and we are forever trying to achieve improved success in these areas.
Trustees Week is a reminder of the importance of good governance and clear leadership. It’s a call to action for individuals who have the time, skills, and passion to consider becoming a trustee. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a young enthusiast like Rosie Hazeldine, our young trustee, your contribution is invaluable.
“Our greatest challenge is to raise our profile, increase our support, and raise vital funds. Trustees have a significant role to play and we are forever trying to achieve improved success in these areas.”
– Nick Barry, Chair of Kidasha’s Board of Trustees pictured with Janice Miller, Kidasha CEO
To my fellow trustees at Kidasha, I want to say thank you. Thank you for your dedication, your wisdom, and your tireless efforts to assist in the creation of an environment in Nepal that enables children who live in great poverty to fulfil their potential.
For those considering a trustee role, I encourage you to explore the possibilities. It’s a chance to channel your passion into purpose, to make a tangible impact, and to join a community of like-minded individuals who are committed to change.
If you want to learn more about our approach, why we focus on exclusively on urban Nepal and how you can help, please get in touch. We are currently in need of passionate people for our Board and would welcome you to contact us.
Chair of Trustees, Kidasha
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