The children of the Himalaya are no strangers to hard work in place of an education. In remote communities like the Everest region of Nepal, children as young as eleven carry heavy loads for days at a time and have no chance of receiving the benefits of a basic education
Teachers have been trained to deliver a quality education
Children have been given access to an education
Classrooms have been rebuilt using earthquake-resilient designs
In order to improve the educational standards of these communities, we focus our work on three key areas:
Our flagship Teacher Training and Quality Education program, has trained more than 2000 teachers; provided furniture, equipment and other classroom resources to schools and helped improve the education of more than 42,000 children in over 300 schools.
We also offer educational support to some of the poorest and most disadvantaged children in Nepal and Bhutan enabling these children to go to school rather than work. We provide a schoolbags, uniforms, stationary and most importantly lunch – all for less than $200 a year per child.
This assistance to schools, children and communities has increased attendance and retention rates especially for girls, greatly increasing their work and life opportunities for a safe and sustainable future.
We also provide women and girls across the Himalaya with vocational and financial literacy training. This training provides them with skills in practical trades, enabling them to find work in their communities, start businesses and provide for themselves and their families.
This work would not be possible without you. Your ongoing support makes an enormous difference in the communities where we work and the lives of those living in the Himalaya