Himalayan Trust has been supporting teaching and learning materials such as stationeries, sports materials and musical instruments to schools of Solukhumbu since 1986. The intention behind this support was to encourage more students to join the school and help parents reduce their financial burden. This programme was started by Sir Edmund Hillary himself. The teaching material support program was expanded to 63 schools after the Himalayan Trust initiated its Primary Teacher Training Program from 1998 to 2004. The teaching materials support programme has been effective throughout the district.
HTN is gradually phasing out its teaching material support program. Since HTNZ conducted its education programme evaluation in 2015 and advised that teaching material support project has to be phased out and provide support in different forms, HTN has reduced the support by 25 per cent every year. The teaching material support project will be totally phased out in 2019. However, there are strong demands from parents and schools of the less tourism-developed areas. HTN is intending to continue this programme at least to some of the remote and backward areas.