Education is one of Himalayan Trust’s prime projects. The first education project began with the building of its first school in Khumjung village in 1960 and after that, more than 27 schools have been built and continued to support them.  Today, there is a total of 60 schools in the same area where the 27 Himalayan Trust schools are located. In order to provide equal opportunity for quality education in the same area, Himalayan Trust has taken the responsibility to support all these 60 schools.

The Education Sector aims to improve the quality of education in local schools to retain students, promote local teachers and develop child-friendly education system. The area of intervention in the education sector includes rebuilding earthquake damaged schools, repairing and improving facilities in schools; operating schools in child friendly environment and improving quality of education with dedicated and trained teachers; support students to secure higher educations to work in different sectors including teaching job at local schools; increasing the rate of students learning achievement; managing and operating ECED classroom effectively; empowering school management committees in governance and decision making.

 

Himalayan Trust Nepal's Education Programme are as following:

School-Based Teachers Training Programme (SBTTP)

SBTTP is a three years programme of Himalayan Trust Nepal initiated in 2016 with the funding from Himalayan Trust New Zealand. The HTN training team has been conducting child-centered teachers training in 11 basic schools of lower Khumbu, which includes Taksindu, Chulemu, Hewa, Phulele, Juving, Hattemu, Dipjyoti, Kharikhola, Bumburee, Mera, and Buksa. The training has directly benefited 62 teachers (male – 34 and female-27), 428 students ( male-211 and female 217) and 254 parents (male-97 and female-157).

The training has been considered effective by the beneficiaries as it is different than the previous ones. This training is effective as it involves practical skills. The HTN trainers work along with the subject teachers and develop child-centered teaching materials, prepares unit and lesson plan by using local teaching materials, conduct meeting with parents and stakeholders to improve the literacy rates of children. 

Supply of all necessary teaching materials:

Teaching materials required for the schools and students are the most important needs for the smooth teaching and learning environment of schools.  Students and schools located in the remote mountain villages face extreme difficulties in procuring these supplies due to financial constraints of the families and lack of easy access to markets. Himalayan Trust, therefore, meets all these requirements to the students, teachers, and schools. The supplies of these materials for the 60 schools are divided into six clusters in order to ease the distribution. The supplies are delivered to the respective schools by air, porters or trucks according to available means.

Maintenance and extension:

 
 

Himalayan Trust supports for maintenance, extension, and restoration of the schools which lack financial resources of their own. On receiving petitions from the School Management Committee, the Himalayan Trust Nepal Committee examines all such petitions and makes decisions.  Appropriate petitions are entertained only if local community agrees to be as part of the project such as sharing the cost, providing free labor and supervising and reporting the progress of the project.

Scholarship

Himalayan Trust provides scholarships to many worthy students to pursue higher studies after their successful completion of high school education (SLC) from Solukhumbu district. The scholarships have enabled many students from the remote mountain villages to achieve medical doctors, foresters, engineers, teachers, nurses and successful business entrepreneurs. Certain numbers of scholarships are reserved for students who are interested in technical and vocational education. These skills are important for easy employment of the students and also meeting the requirement of services for the local community.

Adult Education and women literacy classes

Adult education and women literacy classes were conducted to literate the village men and women who have not attended schools due to family workload since 1997. The local school teachers conducted these classes in the evening when they are free from their domestic work. Within a few years, we managed to literate most of these men and women and attendance in the classes is dropping because of less number of illiterate people. Therefore, there is no need to continue the classes in most of the villages. But classes can be resumed when such need arises.

Teacher training

Primary Teacher Training Programme was launched from 1997 to 2004 in order to improve the teaching skills of more than 200 teachers from 63 schools supported by the Himalayan Trust. After completion of the main training programme, two trainers are retained to conduct school-based training and visit the schools to provide continued in-school support to the teachers. Since 2011 Himalayan Trust has been supporting  English medium teaching training in 14 schools of Khumjung and Chaurikharka cluster at the request of respective school and school management committee.

Solukhumbu Multiple Campus:

Himalayan Trust helped to establish the first Campus in Salleri, the district capital of Solukhumbu in 1991. The main objective of the campus was to provide an opportunity for higher education to students who can not afford to go to study outside Solukhumbu after completion of high school education. Himalayan Trust built all the physical infrastructures and paid the salaries of teachers in the beginning when the income from the limited number of students could not support the operation.  With the increased number of students attending the campus, it is sustaining by itself with the generation of income from the student fees and becoming less dependent on the support of the Trust.

NAME OF SCHOOLS SUPPORTED BY HIMALAYAN TRUST CLUSTERWISE

Khumjung Cluster Address
Khumjung High School Khumjung
Pangboche Primary School Pangboche
Phortse Primary School Phortse
Himalayan Primary School, Namche Namche
Thame Lower Secondary School Thame
Chaurikharka Cluster Address
Mahendrajyoti Secondary School, Chaurikharka
Yuba Barsa Lower Secondary School Monjo
Jana Sewa Lower Secondary School. Gumila
Pemacholing Primary School, Ghat
Naulekh Primary School Poyan
Lukla Primary School Lukla
Sagarmatha Primary School Surke
Taksindu Cluster Address
Taksindu Secondary School, Taksindu Nunthala
Saraswati Primary School Phuleli
Janakalyan Primary School Purdo
Janasudhar Primary School Yapel
Babu Chhiri Primary School Taksindo
Dudhkunda Primary School Hewa
Deku Primary School Taksindu
Suryodhya Primary School Changa
Bal Vikash Primary School Chulemu
Ringmo Lower Secondary School Ringmo
Kharikhola Cluster Address
Kharikhola High School. Kharikhola
Naulekh Primary School. Poiyan
Bupsa Primary School. Bupsa
Pangkonija Primary School Pangkongma
Mera Primary School Mera
Inkhu Primary School. Inkhu
Dudhkoshi Primary School. Bumburi
Juving Lower Secondary School. Juving
Janakalyan Primary School Hattemu
Dipjyoti Primary School Juving
Buddi Vikash Primary School Solabhan
Junbesi Cluster Address
Junbesi Secondary School Junbesi
Himalayan Buddhist LS School Phungboche
Mopung Primary School Mopung
Buddha Academy School Thumbuk
Beni Primary School Sallabesi
Beni Lower Secondary School Beni
Namobuddha Primary School Phera
Seti Devi Primary School Chargare
Jana Chetana Primary School Salung
Chandrajyoti L.S School Bakanje
Bung High School Bung
Salleri Cluster 1 Address
Dudhkunda Himalayan L. S School Phaplu
Phaplu Pre-Primary School, Kholaghari (Below Phaplu
Chiwang Primary School Chiwang
Kyamje Primary School Kyamje
Swornim Primary School Thateng
Serga Bagam Primary School Serga
Janajagriti LS School Salleri
Dorpu Primary School Dorpu (Chulemu)
Balmandir Primary School near DDC
Salleri Cluster 2 Address
Janasudhar Primary School Khoria
Ramailojyoti Primary School Jaidu
Saraswoti Primary School Kunikhop
Manju Shree Primary School Lura
Tenjing Norke Primary School Boldu
Phalamkhani Primary School Loding
Jwalaimai Primary School Tamakhani
P.K. Loding Lower Secondary School Loding
Goli Primary School Gypsoa

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