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 are total 60 schools in the same area where the 27 Himalayan Trust schools are located. In order to provide equal opportunity of 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 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 education programme are as following:

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 in 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 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 with 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.

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

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