The Previous Board


SarahSarah Lawton – Chair


Sarah Lawton

Sarah was the co-founder, Chair and Treasurer of Namaste – Support for Nepal.

Sarah has worked as an English Teacher for children and young adults. Sarah first met the children at the children’s home Children’s Shade in March 2010 and has been working ever since, to try and improve the lives of the children who lived there.

Sarah can be contacted personally at


ShyamShyam Bishunke – Nepali Representative Shyam Bishunke

Shyam was Namaste – Support for Nepal’s Nepali representative.

Shyam used to live at Children’s Shade. Now he lives at the Namaste Students’ House with some of the students we sponsor to go to college. Shyam used to visit the children at Children’s Shade every day. He organised food and cooking, helped with homework and looked after their health and well-being.

Shyam, who also grew up in a children’s home, has worked tirelessly over the last few years to help the children at Children’s Shade home with every aspect of their daily lives.

Shyam can be contacted personally at shyam@support


DaveDave Kerr – Secretary


Dave Kerr

Dave was the co-founder and Secretary of Namaste Support for Nepal.

Dave works as a Software Developer and helped make decisions about the running of the charity and with communication about our strategy and goals for the future.

Dave can be contacted personally at dave@support


RobinRobin Bisson – Trustee Robin Bisson

Robin helped the charity since its beginning and later became a trustee.

Robin provided advice on communications and helped with fundraising for the charity.

Robin can be contacted personally at