Susan Hamblin is a co founder of the Nestling Trust
Susan Hamblin is a co-founder director of the Nestling Trust.
A qualified community specialist nurse, she has wide experience working within the NHS, as well as the private sector of the UK, for the past twenty three years.
Her qualifications include Bsc Hons in Health and Community Studies (District Nursing), of which Public health, Health Promotion and Infection Control were key aspects; Diploma in Professional Studies (Nursing), and FAETC Teaching. Prior to this her qualifications in food and nutrition led to her working as a Home Economist based in London.
She has been involved with Charity work throughout her working life, has supported and run fundraising events and held positions of office within social organisations. Since 2005 she has devoted time to international volunteering, nursing in India, Ghana and Nepal. It is through her work in Nepal, seeing the lack of very basic health care and the desperate need of so many destitute children that inspired her to form The Nestling Trust.
Sue brings to the Nestling Trust her drive and determination born from all she has witnessed. She offers an ability, gained through her work experiences, to empathise and communicate effectively with individuals and organisations to promote collaborative working in achieving shared goals.
Bijendra Aryal is a co-founder director of The Nestling Trust.
Director of two companies specialising in travel tours and trekking he graduated from Ace Institute of Management in 2010.
His qualifications include Bachelor in Business Studies and Master in Business Administration.
Born and brought up in Kathmandu Bijen has seen firsthand the hardships suffered by the homeless and destitute. Working voluntarily for two years with Kids of Kathmandu, a US Charity trying to support street children, Bijen has continued within his present organisation to provide support and assistance to orphanages, schools and health clinics. He is also the country director of International Volunteer Headquarter (IVHQ New Zealand) which provides volunteering programs in developing countries all over the world.
Appointed Chairman of the Himsikhara Socio-cultural Society in 2006, and General Secretary of the Kanti Cultural Center in 2008 Bijen has wide experience promoting community projects to improve the lives of those in need. He has a dream he wishes to fulfil - to give a home and a future to children who have lost hope. This strength and compassion he brings to The Nestling Trust.
Subash Shiwakoti is a co-founder director of The Nestling Trust.
Subash Shiwakoti, a Social activist of Nepal, has been working for the protection of women and Children through different Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Nepal since 2003. In 2012 he was appointed the Project manager in the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal (NHRC- Nepal), the Constitutional body. He has recently been appointed District Governance Expert for the United Nations, working within the grass roots level of the poorest areas of Nepal.
His qualifications include a Masters degree in English Literature and a Masters Degree in Social Science. He has extensive knowledge of the social sectors of Nepal as well as national and international exposure in Human Rights sectors.
Now a director of The Nestling Trust UK, Subash brings valuable experience in child protection as well as wide and indepth understanding of the legal system.
Subash was instrumental in the rescue of children from a corrupt children’s home in Kavre, and the bringing to justice of the perpetrators.
Barry Hickey is a co-founder director of The Nestling Trust.
Barry qualified as a teacher in 1970 & began his teaching career in Birmingham.
He worked in a variety of schools & was appointed as a Deputy Head in 1978.In 1982 he became Head Teacher of St. Joseph’s School in Devizes, Wiltshire. During this period St. Joseph’s became a highly respected school achieving sustained success in academic subjects, sport, the arts & enjoyed close links with the community. Also Barry has spent time supporting schools in difficulties & has supported the local community as a volunteer bus driver, secretary of the village hall & is an active sportsman.
In recent years he has worked as an Advisory Head Teacher in Northern Ghana. Barry has worked in education for 43 years & will bring his experience to support the aims of the Nestling Trust.
He has been married for 41 years, has 3 children & 2 grandchildren
James Hamblin is a co-founder director of The Nestling Trust.
James is a Civil Engineer currently working for an international engineering company as a project engineer. Since graduating in 2010 from the University of Plymouth James has spent the majority of his time working in bridge construction within the rail infrastructure as part of both the planning team and core site team. His responsibilities include providing practical engineering solutions to problems encountered during the design phase and ensuring targets are met, both safely and on time.
Having worked for Leighton Contractors in Australia James has had the opportunity to develop his skills by applying and adapting them to different methods of construction and forms of legislation. He has also travelled widely throughout South East Asia and Southern Africa which has given James valuable understanding and experience of the logistical and environmental challenges created by harsh terrain and climates.
Michael is a co-founder director of The Nestling Trust.
After qualifying at Manchester University with a BSc(Hons) he then worked as a Junior Manager for two National Building Companies. For the past 40 years he has worked within the family business which he has helped develop into a highly successful and respected construction company, employing 80 people and turning over approximately £15m.
Michael has also devoted much time and effort in community work holding the post of Chairman of the Governors’ of St Joseph’s RC Primary School, Chairman of Devizes Rugby Club for 7 years respectively, Chairman of the White Horse Opera for 5 years and Devizes Sports Club for 7 years where he led the fundraising and construction of a £700,000 project to extend playing facilities and renew the Club House.
Michael brings to the Trust his integrity, extensive knowledge of building construction, management and also project management, as well as the valuable experience he has gained through many years leading voluntary organisations.
He has been married for 43 years and has 4 children and 11 grandchildren.
Angela Downing - Treasurer
Angela Downing joined the Trust, as treasurer, in December 2013.
She has been involved in the business and financial management of children's education for 25 years.
Originally an adviser to local pre- school groups and clerk to 2 primary school governing bodies, Angela became a primary school bursar and currently works as a Business Manager of a secondary school.
AAT qualified, Angela is familiar with company accounts but also has experience of working with voluntary groups and committees, child protection and recruitment.