West of Scotland MSP Maurice Golden will travel to Nepal to see first-hand the work done by UK-based charity Tearfund to support communities facing a range of humanitarian issues.Specific projects include anti-trafficking work, earthquake recovery, flood response and disaster climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Whilst the Scottish parliament is in recess, Maurice Golden MSP and Kate Forbes MSP will travel to Nepal, as part of a wider team, to learn more about several projects, including flood response work supported by the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund.
The trip is being organised by Christian charity Tearfund as part of their 50th anniversary celebrations.
Tearfund is a Christian humanitarian organisation that works in over 50 countries around the world. Their approach is to work alongside local churches and other organisations to help alleviate poverty through social entrepreneurship and microfinance.
Local MSP Maurice Golden, said: “Tearfund does fantastic work tackling humanitarian crises around the world. I am grateful for the opportunity to see first-hand their wide-ranging and effective projects, particularly those in collaboration with the Scottish Government’s Humanitarian Emergency Fund.
Lynne Paterson, Tearfund Scotland’s Director, said: “We’re delighted that Maurice will be joining us on this special trip, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, to meet Tearfund partners and communities in Nepal.
“We hope that through meeting with people first-hand to hear their stories, Maurice will get a powerful insight into how Tearfund, is bringing hope to communities who need it most.”