The Shimshal Trust

Shimshal is a small farming and herding community situated in the in the Karakoram Mountains of Northern Pakistan, near the border with China.

The Trust was established in 2002 by a small group of friends who had recently visited the village. It is a charitable trust registered with the Charities Commission. The Trust funds scholarships to help students with financial need and promising ability attend high school or university with a particular focus on girls and women.

To fund self-sustaining development projects in the Northern Areas of Pakistan
To raise awareness in New Zealand of the differences between life in New Zealand and life in Pakistan
To encourage links of friendship between New Zealand and Pakistan
  • Shimshal has been reprinted and now is available for purchase!

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October 2019

Our new website went live earlier this year:  it is beautifully designed and contains some new features including more detail on our projects and the Trust itself ...