Our Schools for the Himalaya program gives school communities in Australia and other countries a wonderful opportunity to discover and learn about student life in remote and mountainous Himalayan communities, whilst also providing practical support for a school in the region.


Under the program, Australian schools raise funds to provide vitally needed basic facilities and educational resources to a school in this remote and very poor part of the world.

‘Schools for the Himalaya is a wonderful practical, charity project for your whole school community – students, parents, families and teachers.


It is satisfying and deeply rewarding to provide specific and much-needed assistance that you know will continue to reach more students every year. Teacher training, student support, educational equipment and amenities such as toilet facilities, whiteboards and simple furniture.


These are items we take for granted, but are sadly lacking in these remote schools.’


– Barbara Hall, founder of AHF’s Schools for the Himalaya program.

The program links Aussie schools with schools in the Himalaya and provides a genuine opportunity for cultural exchange and dialogue, and the opportunity to build a strong and lasting relationship with school communities in the region.

The Program provides the opportunity for:

    • Fostering cross-cultural relationships, global perspectives and “good citizenship” skills
    • Forging new friendships, memories and lasting ties
    • An appreciation of cultural diversity
    • Potential for adopting language skills and improving literacy and communication skills
    • Knowledge and resource sharing between schools
    • Raising funds for relevant AHF programs

There are also opportunities for Aussie schools to visit these schools virtually (and physically when feasible) to develop deeper relationships and witness first-hand the impact of your support and the effectiveness of our educational programs. If your school is interested in becoming part of our Schools for the Himalaya program, please contact us today.



  • Create a school team and enter the Neverest or Virtual Neverest challenge
  • Get involved in the Everest Youth Climate Change Initiative
  • Celebrate Himalaya Day in May each year by joining AHF for the annual Himalaya Day dinner or by raising money to mark the occasion that Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first summited Mt Everest (29 May 1953)
  • Celebrate International Mountain Day on 11th December each year by creating your own mountain-related activities or lessons at school



Resources to help Australian students and teachers learn about the Himalayas. Find links to videos, information, activities and books.


Watch this space for our free education pack designed to support the Australian Geography curriculum.


School fundraising is fun for your whole community – events, competitions, movie nights, auctions and more …