About Seeing Hands Nepal
Seeing Hands Nepal is a UK Registered Charity. It was set up in 2005 by British founders Rob and Susan Ainley, and is backed by a global network of volunteers from trustees and members, to professional massage tutors and teachers. It is also linked to the London Institute of Sports and Remedial Massage (ISRM), which helps to induct volunteer tutors and procure equipment and course materials.
Operations in Nepal are overseen by the founders, but managed by a local team of experienced staff (including blind members) who have been involved with the project since inception.
SHN now employs over 17 staff (including blind therapists and sighted support staff) and as the training programme continues, this number is expected to grow. Efforts are ongoing to develop the longevity and sustainability of the organization, so in future years it can be independently run by the blind, for the blind.
To find out more about the Seeing Hands team, please visit our blog, or facebook page.