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SCHOOLS FOR THE HIMALAYA

The Australian Himalayan Foundation (AHF) encourages students to learn about the Himalaya and gain an understanding of social and environmental aspects of life amongst the world’s highest peaks.

SCHOOLS FOR THE HIMALAYA PROGRAM

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.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

 

EDUCATION RESOURCES

USEFUL LINKS

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

EDUCATION PACK

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

TIPS FOR FUNDRAISING

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